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Work type: Faculty-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Instructional, Research, Scientific

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Assistant Professor of Statistics

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Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 20, 2018



Advertised Salary:

ACADEMIC (9 months)

Degree and area of specialization:

Ph.D in Statistics or closely related quantitative field.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Must demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching and scholarly research. Experience in methodological research for data science, machine learning and predictive analytics highly desirable.

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Position Summary:

The Department of Statistics in the College of Letters & Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks candidates for multiple Assistant Professor (tenure-track) positions. Faculty positions include a commitment to excellence in scholarly research, teaching in statistics, outreach activities, and professional service as appropriate.

Additional Information:

The department has 20 regular faculty members and more than 165 graduate students. Many faculty members have joint appointments in other departments. The department is well known for its strong interplay between statistical theory, methodology, and practice. It offers a stimulating research environment as well as opportunities for collaborative research in other departments.

The department has an extensive computing facility, including a LINUX-based network. The facilities support the use of several scientific programming languages and a number of popular statistical and numerical analysis packages, including R, SAS, Maple, and MATLAB.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison ranks among the top universities in the country in research expenditures and provides excellent support for faculty seeking external funding. Internal research support is available from funds provided by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation. Madison is a pleasant medium-sized city (about 250,000 population) located in the lake region of southern Wisconsin. It is the state capital with a large base for educational research and government activities as well as university-industry interaction. The university and community offer outstanding intellectual, cultural and recreational activities. Madison's quality of life always ranks very high among cities of comparable size as a place to work and live.

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Instructions to Applicants:

Application should include letter of interest, detailed resume, a copy of university transcripts, and a summary of thesis and/or copies of research papers. Applicants will also be asked to provide the names and contact information for three professional references. References will be contacted upon application submission and asked to provide a letter of reference. At least one of the letters should address the applicant's effectiveness as a teacher. To apply, visit .

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 12/31/17; however, positions will be remain open until all positions are filled.

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  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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