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Tenure-Track Faculty Position Announced in Department of Statistics at University of California, Irvine

Posted: October 21, 2023

The Department of Statistics ( in the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences (ICS) at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) invites applications for a tenure-track/tenured faculty position at the assistant, associate, or full rank level with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2024. All positions would be eligible to participate in UCI’s faculty housing program. Early career candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

The Department of Statistics has a strong interdisciplinary flavor, focused on developing state-of-the-art methods for solving topical data-driven problems in natural and social sciences, medicine and engineering, and advancing the statistical theory that underlies those methods. We are searching for faculty with strong research potential, a commitment to excellence in teaching and contributions to inclusive excellence, and enthusiasm for helping our collegial department continue to grow. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. degree (or expected by fall 2024) in statistics, biostatistics or a related field. Candidates with research interests in all areas of statistics will be considered.

The U.S. News and World Report 2023 Best Global Universities ranking identifies UCI as one of the top 30 universities for a graduate degree in statistics in the United States. The department is further ranked within the top 20 statistics graduate programs among all public institutions. Our Master of Data Science was recently ranked No. 7 overall on Fortune’s list of best master’s degree programs in data science and we are host to the first undergraduate degree in data science within the University of California system. The department currently consists of 14 primary faculty, 58 PhD students, 22 MS students, and 111 MDS students. Faculty distinctions in the department include 7 ASA fellows, 3 AAAS fellows, 3 IMS fellows, and 4 Chancellor’s professors.

The University of California, Irvine is ranked as a top 10 public university by U.S. News and World Report, has been identified by The New York Times as No. 1 among U.S. universities that do the most for low-income students, and is No. 2 in the west for diversity according to The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education. UCI has also done what no other school has done—rank among Sierra’s Top 10 most sustainable colleges for 12 years in a row. UCI is located in Orange County, 4 miles from the Pacific Ocean and 45 miles south of Los Angeles. Irvine is one of the safest communities in the U.S. and offers a very pleasant year-round climate, numerous recreational and cultural opportunities, and one of the highest-ranked public-school systems in the nation.

Completed applications containing a cover letter, curriculum vita, inclusive excellence activities statement, teaching and research statements, three letters of recommendation, and sample research publications should be uploaded electronically. To be considered, ALL applicants must upload required documents using the following URL-- The review of applications will begin November 30, 2023 and full consideration will be given to all applications received by this date. Applications will, however, continue to be accepted and reviewed until December 15, 2023.