University of Connecticut, Statistics

Position ID:UConn-Statistics-2019163 [#12525]
Position Title: Assistant/Associate Professor, Statistics
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Area: Statistics
Appl Deadline: finished (2018/10/24, finished 2019/07/16, listed until 2019/04/24)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The Department of Statistics at the University of Connecticut, Storrs invites applications for a tenure track position at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor.

The Department is a highly active center of research, education, and service with regional, national, and international prestige.  It is a founding member of the New England Statistical Society, for which it houses the administration. The University of Connecticut itself is in a transformational period of growth supported by the $1.7B Next Generation Connecticut (, the $1B Bioscience Connecticut ( investments, and a major Academic Plan: Path to Excellence (


A Ph.D. in statistics or a closely related discipline; a strong publication record and potential in core statistical research; research interests in at least one area among big data analytics, high-dimensional statistics, machine learning, topological/shape/manifold/image/functional data analysis, and network data analysis; evidence for a strong potential for obtaining grant support; strong interpersonal and communication skills.


Postdoctoral training or prior assistant professorship; computing experience with real-world data science problems; ability to excel in research, teaching, and/or public engagement.


This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position. The position will involve conducting high-quality research, active contribution to the development of a data science program, teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses, advising Ph.D. students, and securing external research funding.  Salary will be competitive and salary and level will commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Select “Apply Now” to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to complete your application. Please include the following:  a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching agenda, and transcript (only if applying for the Assistant Professor level). Additionally, please follow the instructions on Academic Jobs Online and request three letters of reference to be submitted on your behalf.  Inquiries can be addressed to the Hiring Committee at Review of applications will begin immediately. Full consideration will be given to applications completed and received before January 2, 2019.

Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.  (Search 2019163)

This position will be filled subject to budgetary approval.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at


The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty, and staff. The diversity of students, faculty, and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural, and diverse community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
Room 323, Philip E. Austin Building
University of Connecticut
215 Glenbrook Rd. U-4120
Storrs, CT 06269-4120

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