Posted: September 14, 2021
Applications are invited for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in statistics or mathematics at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte starting August, 2022. Required qualifications include a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in statistics, biostatistics, financial statistics, applied statistics, or other relevant areas of mathematics; a strong research interest in data science; a commitment to establishing a productive research program; and a commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels and to building a culturally diverse work, research, and teaching environment. This position is part of the department’s effort to support the data science program at UNC Charlotte. Therefore, preference will be given to applicants with expertise and experience in computational statistics and data science broadly speaking, including areas of statistics and mathematics that overlap with recent trends in data science; a strong commitment to interdisciplinary research and commensurate experience; and potential for external funding.
Applications must be made electronically at https://jobs.charlotte.edu (position number 006583) and must include a letter of interest that addresses the requirements for the position; a curriculum vitae; a statement of research plans (part of which must be a statement stating previous experience or plan for interdisciplinary research); a statement of teaching experience, philosophy, and interests; a statement of diversity addressing demonstrated commitment to building a culturally diverse work, research, and teaching environment; copies (either official or unofficial) of graduate transcripts; and contact information for at least three (3) professional references. All candidates are subject to a background check. Evaluations of applications will commence on October 18, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at UNC Charlotte has 40 primary faculty members, more than 250 undergraduate and 70 graduate students. The Department offers a doctoral program with concentrations in applied mathematics and statistics. The department also offers two master’s programs in mathematics and mathematical finance and offers a variety of undergraduate concentrations leading to the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in mathematics.
As the largest and most diverse college at UNC Charlotte, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences houses 21 departments in the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences and mathematics, and military sciences, as well as 28 applied research centers and interdisciplinary programs. With its 35 graduate degrees and 78 undergraduate degree options, the College is connected to the world and its concerns, and is particularly supportive of the greater Charlotte region.
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a doctoral, research-intensive urban university, located on an expanding modern campus. The second largest of the 16 UNC System campuses, UNC Charlotte offers more than 30,000 culturally and ethnically diverse students a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The University is a Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement campus and an APLU Innovation and Economic Prosperity University. It supports faculty with excellent family and medical leave policies, junior faculty development awards, internal faculty research grant opportunities, and other research opportunities. Charlotte offers a dynamic space to live, work and connect for faculty, students, alumni, and staff, with its outstanding cultural, recreational, and business amenities. As the 15th largest U.S. city, Charlotte is consistently ranked one of the best cities to live (#20 by U.S. News & World Report.)
The School of Data Science (SDS) is an interdisciplinary unit with more than 80 faculty associated with 21 departments and is governed by four colleges including the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, the College of Computing and Informatics, the Belk College of Business, and the College of Health and Human Services. SDS offers three academic programs, extensive collaborative research, and a data and compute infrastructure for researchers.
UNC Charlotte is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. UNC Charlotte is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities. The Department of Mathematics and Statistics seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. Finalists will be asked to discuss the importance of the values of diversity and inclusion for our college and departments, and how the topics of diversity and inclusion are incorporated into and influence their teaching, research, and service.