Auburn University

Assistant Professor - Statistics

Auburn University

Auburn University, AL, United States

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Auburn University, Alabama, is seeking to fill a nine-month tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of Data Science to begin August 16, 2020. Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent degree in Statistics, Data Science, Biostatistics or a closely related field at the time employment begins. The research emphasis should be on statistical learning, statistical modeling for big data analytics, and/or high-performance analytics. Postdoctoral research experience with an interdisciplinary research component such as working with health data and applications in biostatistics is highly desirable. The successful candidate will be expected to: (1) develop her/his independent research program in Data Science, (2) interact with and contribute to interdisciplinary research at Auburn University, (3) advise an d mentor students, and (4) have a strong commitment to high quality teaching.


The department has a PhD program and various MS programs including an MS degree in Data Science and Engineering. It has around 50 mathematicians/statisticians and more than 120 graduate students engaged in research in a wide variety of areas in Mathematics and Statistics. Auburn University’s strong research programs in various academic areas present many opportunities for interdisciplinary research and for participation in its various multidisciplinary programs. The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the excellence of the academic community, teaching, and research.


Candidates must submit their application material online through Auburn University’s job website at https://aufacultypositions.peopleadmin.com/postings/3802. Applications must include a cover letter, transcript(s), curriculum vita, teaching statements (and teaching evaluations if available), research statements, and contact information for three professional references (at least one of which addresses teaching). Inquiries should be addressed to Dr. Ulrich Albrecht (Attn. Data Science hiring) Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Mathematics and Statistics Auburn University Auburn, AL 36849-53 10. Email: albreuf@auburn.edu. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2019, and continue until the position is filled. The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment. Candidates must possess excellent written and interpersonal communication skills.


Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability Employer and committed to building an inclusive and diverse community.

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