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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now Job no: 228821-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Instructional, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks to hire a faculty member with research and teaching interests in the statistical aspects of data science foundations. The committee considers this to be a broad research domain with elements that may be algorithmic, computational, mathematical, or informed by substantive subject-matter considerations. This position is part of a campus-wide cluster initiative to expand and broaden expertise in the fundamentals of data science at UW-Madison. Three faculty will be hired in this cluster initiative to join UW-Madison's interdisciplinary group in the mathematical, statistical, and algorithmic foundations of data science. This hiring initiative involves the Departments of Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Sciences, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Industrial and Systems Engineering, and the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery. It is anticipated that successful candidates will develop collaborations with existing data science research programs at UW-Madison -- especially with the other faculty hired under this cluster program -- and with external research centers. Individuals from underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply. Further information regarding this cluster initiative can be found at: Tenure home will be determined at time of hire.

Principal Duties:

Responsibilities include conducting research and teaching at all levels required, with service at the professional and university level. Successful candidates will be expected to develop and maintain extramural funding.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Ph.D. in Statistics or related field.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Demonstrated excellence for appointment at the tenured level or demonstrated potential for excellence in statistics research. Experience in the statistical aspects of data science foundations is highly desirable. Ability to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels in one or more of these areas is preferred. Other desirable attributes include excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to interact with interdisciplinary and collaborative intellectual community.

Additional Information:

UW-Madison is seeking a diverse set of faculty candidates who will deepen our campus' interdisciplinary research strength in key areas of current and future research promise, as well as faculty candidates who will approach their work in a manner that advances our commitment to research excellence.

Please note that the other two positions within this Cluster are as follows: Professor of Mathematics (PVL 228871) and Professor of Engineering (PVL 229055).



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Full Time: 100%

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Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 23, 2021


ACADEMIC (9 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

Interested candidates can find the position announcement at (PVL 228821); click on "Apply Now" to begin the process.

Applicants should submit a single PDF that includes: a letter of interest, a detailed resume, a copy of university transcripts (for pre-tenure applicants), a research statement that includes a summary of dissertation and publications, and a teaching statement.

In addition, applicants will be asked for the names and contact information for three references. References will be contacted upon application submission and asked to upload a signed letter of reference. At least one of the references should address the applicant's effectiveness as a teacher.

Review of applications will begin on January 3, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. The deadline for ensuring full consideration is January 3, 2021 however the position will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.


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