Job Opportunities

William H. Kruskal Instructor of Statistics
The University of Chicago: Physical Sciences Division: Departments of Statistics

The Department of Statistics at the University of Chicago invites applications for the position of William H. Kruskal Instructor. We seek recent or expected Ph.D. graduates doing advanced research with a connection to applied mathematics, computational mathematics, statistical methodology and applications, machine learning, or data science. Kruskal Instructor responsibilities include teaching up to three quarter-long courses per year in statistics or related fields, and engagement in independent research. The position is for two years, with the possibility of renewal.

 The University of Chicago has the highest standards for scholarship and faculty quality, is dedicated to fundamental research, and has an inherently inter-disciplinary structure that is very supportive of newly emerging research opportunities. We particularly seek individuals whose research interests are related to those of faculty in the Department of Statistics https://stat.uchicago.edu/people/#faculty or of faculty in the Committee on Computational and Applied Mathematics https://cam.uchicago.edu/people/#faculty.

The Department of Statistics is dedicated to building a culturally diverse faculty and staff who are committed to creating and nurturing an inclusive community that welcomes, respects, and supports everyone, including those from underrepresented and marginalized groups.

Qualifications

Completion of all requirements for the Ph.D. in statistics, mathematics, computer science or a related field by the time of hire.

Application Instructions

Applications must be submitted online through the University of Chicago’s Academic Jobs website: http://apply.interfolio.com/97372. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2021 and will continue until all positions are filled. 

The following materials are required:

  • cover letter;
  • curriculum vitae including a list of publications;
  • statement describing past and current research accomplishments and outlining future research plans;
  • teaching statement;
  • contact information for three references who can provide confidential letters of evaluation.

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are at https://provost.uchicago.edu/statements-diversity.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-1032 or email equalopportunity@uchicago.edu with their request.

Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor, Data Science

The University of Chicago: Physical Sciences Division: Departments of Computer Science and Statistics

Description

The University of Chicago invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor, and tenured faculty positions at the ranks of Associate Professor and Professor in the area of Data Science. The University of Chicago is implementing an ambitious plan for research and education in Data Science including new academic programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels and new cross-disciplinary research programs. The Data Science Institute is a collaboration among the Department of Computer Science (cs.uchicago.edu), the Department of Statistics (stat.uchicago.edu), and other units on campus. Topics of interest include artificial intelligence, machine learning, data visualization, fairness and data ethics, societal impact of data, data engineering, natural language processing, and high dimensional statistical inference, but we encourage applications from all researchers focused on developing the foundations and practice of Data Science as an emerging field. Appointments may be made in either department, jointly between Statistics and Computer Science, or jointly with another department in the University.

Members of the faculty are expected to lead research programs that will produce significant contributions to a field, and teach and mentor at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Data Science Institute focuses on research that advances fundamental theories at the intersection of data science, artificial intelligence, statistics, and computing in the context of real world and domain-specific problems. The larger data science community at the University of Chicago includes the Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago (TTIC), the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and Argonne National Laboratory.

The Departments of Computer Science and Statistics and the Data Science Institute are dedicated to building a culturally diverse faculty and staff who are committed to creating and nurturing an inclusive community that welcomes, respects, and supports everyone, including those from underrepresented and marginalized groups.

Qualifications

Completion of all requirements for a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Statistics, or a related field is required at the time of appointment. Candidates for Associate Professor and Professor positions must have evidence of leadership in their field and successful independent research.

Application Instructions

Applications must be submitted online through the University of Chicago’s Academic Jobs website:

Assistant Professor:  http://apply.interfolio.com/97059

Associate Professor:  http://apply.interfolio.com/97061

Professor:  http://apply.interfolio.com/97370

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2021 and will continue until all positions are filled.

The following materials are required:

  • cover letter;
  • curriculum vitae including a list of publications;
  • statement describing past and current research accomplishments and outlining future research plans;
  • description of teaching philosophy and experience;
  • applicants are required to request at least three confidential letters of recommendation via Interfolio.

The following materials are optional:

  • up to three sample publications

UChicago Data Science Postdoc RFA (PDF)

The Data Science Institute at the University of Chicago is accepting applications for its Postdoctoral Scholars Program. This unique program provides postdocs with the opportunity to pursue original research on significant questions in data science. This program allows postdoctoral scholars to engage in field-defining data science and artificial intelligence research. Our positions carry a competitive salary, generous research funding allowances, and benefits including access to unique datasets, mentorship, and professional development. Application review will begin 1/3/22, and will continue until all positions are filled. The Data Science Institute (DSI) executes the University of Chicago’s bold, innovative vision of Data Science as a new discipline by advancing interdisciplinary research, partnerships with industry, government, and social impact organizations, and holistic approach to data science education. Application (review begins 1/3/22): https://uchicago.infoready4.com/#competitionDetail/1850458 Website: http://datascience.uchicago.edu/engage/fellowships/ Questions? Email data-science@uchicago.edu


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-1032 or email equalopportunity@uchicago.edu with their request.