University of Connecticut, Statistics

Position ID:UConn-Statistics-495585 [#19337, 495585]
Position Title: Assistant Professor in Data Science
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Area: Statistics
Appl Deadline: (posted 2021/08/27, listed until 2021/11/25)
Position Description:    

INTRODUCTION

The Department of Statistics at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor in the area of Data Science. 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 successful candidate will be expected to contribute to research and scholarship through extramural funding, high-quality publications, impact as measured through citations, and national recognition such as honorific awards. The successful candidate will share a deep commitment to effective instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels, innovative courses and instruction methods, and mentoring of students in research, outreach, and professional development and contributing to the development of data science. Successful candidates will also be expected to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; demonstrate through research, teaching, and/or public engagement the commitment to, and support of, diversity in the learning experience; integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools; and provide leadership in developing pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.

Founded in 1881, UConn is a Land Grant and Sea Grant institution and member of the Space Grant Consortium. It is the state’s flagship institution of higher education and includes a main campus in Storrs, CT, four regional campuses throughout the state, and 13 Schools and Colleges, including a Law School in Hartford, and Medical and Dental Schools at the UConn Health campus in Farmington. The University has approximately 10,000 faculty and staff and 32,000 students, including nearly 24,000 undergraduates and over 8,000 graduate and professional students. UConn is a Carnegie Foundation R1 (highest research activity) institution, among the top 25 public universities in the nation. Through research, teaching, service, and outreach, UConn embraces diversity and cultivates leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship in its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. UConn promotes the health and well-being of citizens by enhancing the social, economic, cultural, and natural environments of the state and beyond. The University serves as a beacon of academic and research excellence as well as a center for innovation and social service to communities. UConn is a leader in many scholarly, research, and innovation areas. Today, the path forward includes exciting opportunities and notable challenges. Record numbers of undergraduate applications and support for student success have enabled the University to become extraordinarily selective.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • A Ph.D. in statistics or a closely related quantitative discipline, with strong computational training.
  • Demonstrated research potential in data science and statistics with a solid publication record.
  • Strong potential for securing external funding.
  • Ability to excel in research, teaching, and public engagement, with a commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Postdoctoral academic, government, or industrial experience in data science.
  • Experience and leadership potential in tackling real-world data science problems.
  • Research interests in interdisciplinary data analytics and emerging areas of data science.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position with an anticipated start date of August 2022.  The successful candidate’s academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus. Faculty may also be asked to teach at one of UConn’s regional campuses as part of their ordinary workload. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. If a non-US citizen or permanent resident, tenure can only be granted when a permanent resident card has been received.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Employment at the University of Connecticut is contingent upon the successful candidate’s compliance with the University’s Mandatory Workforce COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.  This Policy states that all workforce members are required to have or obtain a Covid-19 vaccination as a term and condition of employment at UConn, unless an exemption or deferral has been approved. 

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

TO APPLY

Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19337 and submit the following application materials:

  • A cover letter,
  • Curriculum vitae,
  • Research statement (innovative concepts that will form the basis of academic career, experience in proposal development, mentorship of graduate students, etc.);
  • Teaching agenda (including teaching philosophy, teaching experience, commitment to effective learning, concepts for new course development, etc.);
  • Commitment to diversity statement (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.);
  • Transcript,
  • Three (3) letters of reference

Inquiries can be addressed to the Hiring Committee at kun.chen@uconn.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately. Full consideration will be given to applications completed and received before December 1, 2021.

At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community.

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 http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp .

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 University 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:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
http://stat.uconn.edu/
email
 
Room 323, Philip E. Austin Building
University of Connecticut
215 Glenbrook Rd. U-4120
Storrs, CT 06269-4120

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