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Job Opportunity

Assistant Professor Positions

The Department of Statistics at the University of Connecticut invites applications for two full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor positions to begin in August 2017.

The University of Connecticut (UConn) is entering a transformational period of growth supported by the $1.7B Next Generation Connecticut (http://nextgenct.uconn.edu/), the $1B Bioscience Connecticut (http://biosciencect.uchc.edu/) investments, and a new Academic Plan: Path to Excellence (http://issuu.com/uconnprovost/docs/academic-plan-single-hi-optimized_1).  As part of these initiatives, UConn has hired more than 450 new faculty members at all ranks during the past three years.  We are pleased to continue by inviting applications for faculty positions in the Department of Statistics. For more information regarding the Department of Statistics please visit the department website at www.stat.uconn.edu.

The successful candidate will be expected to share a deep commitment to effective instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels and to the mentoring of students in their professional development.  Successful candidates will be expected to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; demonstrate through their activities the richness of diversity in the learning experience; integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools; contribute to the development of pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in statistics, biostatistics, applied probability or a closely related discipline. Equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable. Candidates should demonstrate a superior research record and potential in at least one area among big data science, high-dimensional data, applied probability, financial/time series and panel data, image and functional data, spatial and temporal statistics, design of clinical trials, or network data analysis. Candidates with an outstanding research record in other areas may also be considered. Strong potential for grant support is needed.

Preferred Qualifications: Postdoctoral experience or a prior assistant professorship; strong interpersonal and communication skills; an outstanding record of research and scholarship excellence; commitment to effective teaching, integrating technology into instruction, on-line instruction; and the ability to contribute through research, teaching, and/or public engagement to the diversity and excellence of the learning experience.

Appointment Terms: These are full-time, 9-month, tenure track positions at the assistant professor level with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2017.  The successful candidate’s academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus. Faculty may also be asked to teach at one of UConn’s regional campuses as part of their ordinary workload. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To Apply: Visit http://hr.uconn.edu/faculty/ > College of Liberal Arts & Sciences to view the job posting. Select “Apply Now” to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to complete your application. Please include the following: a cover letter; curriculum vitae; copy of transcript; teaching statement (including teaching philosophy, teaching experience, commitment to effective learning, concepts for new course development, etc.); research and scholarship statement (innovative concepts that will form the basis of academic career, experience in proposal development, mentorship of graduate students, etc.); commitment to diversity statement (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.); sample journal articles or books.  Additionally, please follow the instructions in Academic Jobs Online to direct three reference writers to submit letters of reference on your behalf. Complete application materials must be received by Friday, January 13, 2017 to be considered. Inquiries may be addressed to Lynn Kuo, Search Committee Chair, at lynn.kuo@uconn.edu.

At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community.  We actively encourage women, people with disabilities, and members of minority groups to apply.  The University of Connecticut is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.  All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.


Visiting Assistant Professor Position

The Department of Statistics at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor position to begin in August 2017.

The University of Connecticut (UConn) is entering a transformational period of growth supported by the $1.7B Next Generation Connecticut and the $1B Bioscience Connecticut investments and a bold new Academic Plan: Path to Excellence (Academic Plan: Path to Excellence.  As part of these initiatives, UConn has hired more than 450 new faculty members at all ranks during the past three years.  We are pleased to continue these investments by inviting applications for faculty positions in the Department of Statistics. For more information regarding the Department of Statistics, please visit the department website at www.stat.uconn.edu.

The successful candidate will be expected to share a deep commitment to effective instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels and to the mentoring of students in their professional development.  The successful candidate will be expected to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; demonstrate through their activities the richness of diversity in the learning experience; integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools; contribute to the development of pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in statistics, biostatistics, or related field and experience in teaching as well as in research is required.  The Department welcomes applicants from all areas of statistics.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in applied statistics, applied probability, statistical computing, and closely related areas.

Appointment Terms: This is a full-time, 9-month, non-tenure track position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2017.  The appointment of the position is for two years with a possibility of extension. Responsibilities include teaching two undergraduate level courses per semester and conducting research. No administrative or committee service work is required. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and interests.

To Apply: Visit www.jobs.uconn.edu, Search # 2017300, and select “Apply Now” to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to complete your application. Please include the following: cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, and research statement. Additionally, please follow the instructions in Academic Jobs Online to direct three reference writers to submit letters of reference on your behalf. Evaluation of applicants will begin on February 1, 2017.  Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community.  We actively encourage women, people with disabilities, and members of minority groups to apply.  The University of Connecticut is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.  All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.


Postdoctoral Fellowship in Dynamic Statistical Modeling and Computing for High-
Dimensional Data

The Department of Statistics at the University of Connecticut, Storrs is seeking a postdoctoral scholar to develop and implement innovative statistical methodology and computing to enhance high-dimensional spatial and temporal data modeling. The candidate will work with Professors Ming-Hui Chen and Nalini Ravishanker, and also interact with other researchers in the Department of Statistics, on research leading to publications in top statistical and domain science journals as well as dissemination at statistics conferences. The candidate’s research will mainly focus on development of broadly applicable methodologies in three related areas: (1) hierarchical dynamic statistical modeling and prediction, (2) dimension reduction and pattern detection, and (3) approaches for irregular or missing data. The methodology and computing will be applied to high-
dimensional and high-frequency data in areas such as biology, climate, or finance.

Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must have received, or expect to complete, a Ph.D. in Statistics or Biostatistics within the last 5 years. The ideal candidate must have demonstrated research ability and experience in Bayesian hierarchical spatio-temporal methodology, as well as strong computational skills for high-dimensional data analysis.

Preferred Qualifications: Prior experience with dimension reduction and analysis of large datasets, commitment to collaborative research, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and a strong publishing record from previous Ph.D. or post-doctoral work.

Appointment Terms: The appointment will consist of a one-year contract with expectation of renewal for a second year. The position will remain open until filled and can start any time after August 22, 2016. The position offers a competitive salary with generous health benefits.

To Apply: Please upload a single PDF document through HuskyHire that includes: (1) a cover letter outlining research experience and interests, as well as citizenship/immigration status, (2) a detailed CV, and (3) names and contact information for three references (no letters attached please). Applications will be received until October 31, 2016, or until the position is filled.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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