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Job Opportunity

Visiting Assistant Professor Position

Department of Statistics

University of Connecticut

 

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 (http://nextgenct.uconn.edu/) and the $1B Bioscience Connecticut (http://biosciencect.uchc.edu/) investments and a bold 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 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.  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.

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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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 23, 2017. 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 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.

 This notice can also be viewed as a PDF.