Cornell University, Statistics and Data Science

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Position ID:Cornell-Statistics and Data Science-FP [#17330, WDR-00024191]
Position Title: Faculty Position - Assistant/Associate/Visiting Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Area: Statistics
Appl Deadline:2020/11/30 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2020/11/03, finished 2021/04/12)
Position Description:    

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The Cornell University Department of Statistics and Data Science (SDS) in the colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS), Computing and Information Science (CIS), Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR) has multiple tenured and tenure-track faculty positions available at its Ithaca campus. Ithaca, NY is in the heart of the Finger Lakes region. Both Cornell and Ithaca offer a vibrant cultural life and a wide range of sporting and outdoor activities with the pleasures of both city and country close at hand.


The Department invites applications for faculty positions at the assistant or associate ranks or for the Jacob Wolfowitz assistant visiting professorship. Information about the Department of Statistics and Data Science can be found at

Applicants should have a research program in statistical methodology, theory, and/or computing, and data science. Exceptional candidates in all areas will be given serious consideration and should have research programs addressing contemporary problems such as those involving large and complex data; however, researcher with applications in the social sciences are particularly encouraged to apply. Senior candidates must possess the potential for leadership in the research and teaching missions of the department as well as a commitment to interdisciplinary work. A PhD in statistics or related field is required and candidates must have demonstrated an ability to conduct outstanding research and show promise for excellent teaching.

All applicants must submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae including a list of publications, research and teaching statements, a diversity statement (more details below), and arrange to have at least three reference letters submitted electronically. Up to three relevant research publications may also be submitted. Application materials must be submitted at:

Application Deadline: Evaluation of applicants will begin November 30th and continue until the position is filled.

Diversity is a core value of SDS, and Cornell, and we seek candidates who will create a climate that attracts students of all races, nationalities, abilities, and genders. We strongly encourage women and underrepresented minorities to apply. We are working to create more equitable opportunities for underrepresented groups to participate in university life in research and teaching, across ranks, and among faculty, students, and staff. The Diversity Statement provides an opportunity for applicants to reflect on how they and their approach to research, teaching, and/or service examines, identifies, and/or will contribute to positive social change that supports people who represent differences in gender, class, race, ethnicity, religious affiliation, national and cultural boundaries, national origin, worldview, intellectual origin, ability, and other identities. We invite you to be reflective and describe where you stand to contribute, learn and grow with regard to issues of diversity, inclusion, equity, and justice, and your potential to mentor and educate students who will serve diverse populations. In short, we would like to know, what does “diversity” in academic teaching, service, and research mean to you? For your reference, please consult the Cornell diversity web pages:


Cornell University seeks to meet the needs of dual career couples, has a Dual Career program, and is a member of the Upstate New York Higher Education Recruitment Consortium to assist with dual career searches.  


Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.

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:
Department of Statistics and Data Science
1175 Comstock Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853

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