Open Rank Faculty Position

The Department of Statistics at the University of Virginia (UVa), College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, invites applicants for a tenured/tenure-track open rank faculty position (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor).  All research areas in Statistics are considered.  The Department is experiencing increased student demand in both statistics and computing, so we welcome those whose research and teaching span statistics, computing, and computational sciences. The appointment begins with fall term of 2018 (anticipated start date of July 25, 2018).  In addition to developing external funding to support research endeavors, candidates will be expected to teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels, advising Ph.D. students, and provide service to the university, department and professional organizations.

The Department of Statistics at UVa was established in 1989 and currently has 15 faculty members. The Department works closely with the Biostatistics Department at the University Medical School, Quantitative Collaborative and other departments on campus. Faculty interests range from theoretical to applied statistics (including statistics in the social, medical, and forensic sciences), and we supervise a growing number of students at all levels. The department offers the Bachelor of Arts, Master of Science, and Ph.D. degrees in Statistics.


Centrally located in Virginia, Charlottesville boasts a thriving intellectual community and cultural life, with easy access to recreational venues and convenient travel to Richmond, Washington D.C. and SAMSI, which combine to make UVa a most desirable place to live and work.



Applicants must be on track to receive a Ph.D. in Statistics, Biostatistics, Computer Science, or a relevant field by May 2018 and must hold a PhD at the time of appointment.  Candidates at the assistant professor level are expected to have a promising research agenda and a arecord of excellence in teaching;  those at the associate level, in addition to excellence in teaching, are expected to have a nationally recognized publication record of innovative research; the full professor candidate will have a distinguished record of teaching, research and leadership.

Application Instructions

For priority consideration apply by December 1, 2017; but the position will remain open until filled. To apply, candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVa (, search on posting number 0621874 and attach the following required documents: Cover letter; Curriculum vitae; Statement describing research agenda; Statement of teaching experience; Contact information for at least 3 references. The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment. For questions, please contact Karen Dalton, (434) 924-3222


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The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.