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Position TitleAssistant Professor of Data Science

Company Information

The Department currently has 19 tenured and tenure-track faculty, including six Fellows of the American Statistical Association. The Ph.D. degree is offered in statistics; the M.S. degrees are offered in actuarial science and statistics; and the B.S. degrees are offered in actuarial science, statistics, and data science. Research interests of current faculty include modern computational statistics, statistical genetics, spatial statistics, Bayesian inference, time series, categorical data analysis, bioinformatics, analysis of medical images, data visualization, statistical learning, and actuarial science. The Department maintains both Linux and Windows computer networks, and has invested in the University’s new high performance computing cluster ( For additional information about the Department, please refer to the web site:

Duties and Responsibilities

The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science at the University of Iowa invites applications for a tenure-track position in data science at the rank of assistant professor starting August 19, 2020.

Research interests in areas of data science are desirable. These include visualization, algorithms, statistical informatics, machine learning, and many others. Successful applicants will show promise of excellence in scholarly research and teaching, as well as interest in research collaboration. Opportunities abound for interdisciplinary research in medicine and public health, economics, environmental sciences, engineering, law and justice, and other areas.

Position Qualifications

Applicants must complete a Ph.D. in statistics or a related area prior to August 19, 2020. Candidates must be free to assume the duties of this position and be legally able to work in the United States on that date. Excellent communication skills are essential.