Statistical Sciences and Computer and Mathematical Sciences

Position ID:UofT-Statistical Sciences-MFI [#8431, STA 15#2]
Position Title: Assistant and Associate Professor
Position Location:Toronto, Ontario M5S 3G3, Canada [map]
Subject Areas: Statistics
Actuarial Science
Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science
Big Data Analytics
Mathematical Finance
Biostatistics
Statistical and Biological Physics
Starting Date:2017/07/01
Appl Deadline:2016/12/15 finished (posted 2016/10/27, listed until 2017/03/01)
Position Description:    

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

The University of Toronto invites applications for tenure-stream appointments in Statistics or Actuarial Science, one with the Department of Statistical Sciences, University of Toronto St. George (UTSG), and one with the Department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences, University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC).  Both positions are affiliated with the tri-campus graduate Department of Statistical Sciences. All appointments will commence July 1, 2017. 

* For the UTSG position we seek candidates at the interface of Actuarial Science and Statistical and Mathematical Finance. We are particularly interested in candidates who are working on non-traditional areas at the cutting edge of the fields. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor.

* For UTSC we seek candidates in Statistical Finance, but candidates in other areas of Statistics may also be considered.  The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor or the rank of Associate Professor.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Statistics or a closely related field by the time of the appointment or shortly thereafter, must provide evidence of excellence in teaching, and demonstrate excellence in research.

Candidates for positions at the rank of Assistant Professor must demonstrate a record of contributions at the highest international level.  Evidence for research excellence will comprise publications in top ranked and field-relevant academic journals, presentations at top international conferences, research awards and accolades, and exceptional endorsements by referees of top international stature.  Evidence for excellence in teaching will comprise positive teaching accomplishments and accolades, strong letters of reference and teaching evaluations, and a teaching dossier, submitted as part of the application.

Candidates for positions at the rank of Associate Professor must demonstrate excellence in research with a strong record of sustained, high-impact contributions at the highest international level. The successful candidate will be expected to have an established reputation and exceptional record of research excellence with an international standing. Evidence for research excellence will comprise an outstanding record of publications in top ranked and field-relevant academic journals, keynote presentations at top international conferences, prestigious research awards and accolades, and exceptionally strong endorsements by referees of top international stature.  Evidence for excellence in teaching will comprise positive teaching accomplishments and accolades, a record of innovative curriculum development, a sustained record of graduate supervision, strong letters of reference and teaching evaluations, and a teaching dossier, submitted as part of the application. 

The University of Toronto is an international leader in statistical science, finance, and actuarial science research and education. We seek exceptional candidates who would complement our existing strengths (http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/cms/faculty  and http://www.utstat.toronto.edu/wordpress/?page_id=426 ).  Successful candidates are expected to maintain independent, innovative research at the highest international level. 

* The successful candidate for the UTSG position will have the ability to teach Actuarial Science and Statistical Finance at the undergraduate level, and Statistical Finance at the graduate level. They will be expected to supervise students in the Department’s doctoral field in Actuarial Science and Mathematical Finance and be active in teaching and supervision in our Masters of Financial Insurance. 

* The successful candidate for UTSC positions will have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching in Statistics. They will be expected to participate actively in the Graduate Department of Statistical Sciences, teaching graduate courses in Statistics and supervising graduate students at all levels.

Salary (and rank at UTSC) will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applicants should apply online through AcademicJobsOnline, and include a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, research and teaching statements, as well as a teaching dossier. Applicants should also arrange to have at least three letters of reference (on letterhead and signed) uploaded through AcademicJobsOnline directly by the writers.

Application material should be received by the closing date of December 15, 2016.

Questions about these positions may be addressed to christine@utstat.utoronto.ca  (UTSG) or ka.smith@utoronto.ca (UTSC).

For more information about the Department of Statistical Sciences and the Department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences, please see http://www.utstat.toronto.edu/ and http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/cms/ .

The University of Toronto offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research, and live in one of the most diverse metropolitan areas in the world. 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:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
http://www.utstat.toronto.edu/ and http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/cms/
 
100 St. George Street, Room 6018
Sidney Smith Hall
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3G3

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