Visiting Assistant Professor Department of Statistics and Data Science

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The Department of Statistics and Data Science at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for a non-tenure earning, 9-month, annually renewable for up to four years (maximum) visiting Assistant Professor anticipated to begin August 2021.

A doctorate in Statistics or a closely related field from an accredited institution by time of hire is required. All but dissertation (ABD) will be considered as long as the doctorate is completed by the date of hire.

The successful candidate will teach three courses per semester based on the unit’s current workload policy. Preference will be given to those with teaching and research experience in data mining, big data analytics, and statistical machine learning. Additionally, we are especially interested in an individual who can contribute through their teaching, research and service to the diversity and excellence of our academic community and foster an environment in which faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive.

The Department of Statistics and Data Science at UCF is dedicated to high-caliber research at the intersection of statistics, machine learning, data mining, computer science, and applied mathematics and to developing the statistical and analytical abilities of students for success in an increasingly data-driven world. The department currently offers a B.S. in Statistics, a B.S. in Actuarial Science, an M.S. in Statistics and Data Science with a track in Data Science, and a Ph.D. in Big Data Analytics. The Ph.D. program in Big Data Analytics is the first of its kind in Florida, and one of only a few programs globally. For more information, visit https://sciences.ucf.edu/statistics/.

The College of Sciences (COS) houses most of the university’s natural, computational, and social sciences in eight departments, two schools, and several centers. The college’s programs play a key role in advancing UCF as a national research university that is determined to help students from all backgrounds achieve success. For more information, visit https://sciences.ucf.edu/.

UCF, located in Orlando, Florida, is classified as a Very High Research Activity university by the Carnegie Foundation. With a diverse student body of more than 72,000 students, UCF is one of the largest universities in the country. The university offers more than 200 degree programs. UCF is committed to diversity and was designated a Hispanic Serving Institution in 2019. For more information, visit http://www.ucf.edu.

To be considered you must apply online at http://ucf.edu/jobs (500053) and attach the following materials: letter of interest, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, curriculum vitae (CV), graduate transcripts, and three letters of reference.

Questions regarding the position should be directed to Larry Tang, Associate Professor at 407-823-0638 or Liansheng.Tang@ucf.edu.

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://www.oie.ucf.edu/documents/PresidentsStatement.pdf. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.