University of Toronto, Statistical Sciences

2519 8136
Position ID:UofT-Statistical Sciences-TEASTR [#8136, TEASTR]
Position Title: Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Statistical Computation
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Toronto, Ontario M5S 3G3, Canada [map]
Subject Areas: Statistics
Biostatistics / Biostatistics
Data Science
Data Analytics
Big Data Analytics (more...)
Starting Date:2017/07/01
Appl Deadline:2016/12/15help popup finished (2016/09/28, finished 2017/07/23, listed until 2017/06/30)
Position Description:    

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

The Department of Statistical Sciences at the University of Toronto invites applications for a teaching-stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream in Statistical Computation. The position start date is July 1, 2017.

Applicants must have a Postgraduate Degree in Data Science, Statistics, Biostatistics, Computer Science or related discipline by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter. The successful candidate will have significant experience in teaching a variety of courses in statistics with a significant computational component at the University level and a record of excellence in teaching (strong teaching evaluations, use of teaching methods that enhance student engagement and learning, design of innovative course materials and assessments) and demonstrated commitment to excellence in graduate and undergraduate education. A Ph.D. or other experience in statistical computing, in scholarship, in scientific collaboration or in pedagogy are all considered assets. Successful candidates must have strong endorsements by referees reflecting both excellent teaching and evidence of commitment to pedagogical enquiry and teaching innovation.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online at AcademicJobsOnline. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and teaching dossier, including a statement of teaching philosophy.

Applicants should arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation (on letterhead and signed), of which at least two address the candidate's teaching, sent directly by the writers. All application materials must be submitted through AcademicJobsOnline at Questions about this position may be addressed to

All application materials, including the letters of reference, must be received by December 15, 2016.

As one of the leading departments in North America our mandate is to serve as a centre of excellence for statistical sciences research and education, across the campus, nationally and internationally. With an outstanding complement of 22 award winning faculty, our key strengths are the quality of our research, the abilities or our undergraduate and graduate students, our close ties to biostatistics in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, and the broad reach of statistical science across other disciplines.

For more information on the Department of Statistical Sciences, please visit our website at:

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
Further Info:
100 St. George Street, Room 6018
Sidney Smith Hall
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3G3

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