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Position TitleVisiting Faculty Positions in Statistics, Applied Probability, Actuarial Science and Financial Math

Company Information

The Department of Statistics and Applied Probability at UC Santa Barbara is searching for qualified candidates for visiting faculty positions in the Department of Statistics and Applied Probability for the 2020-21 academic year (with the possibility of 2 years renewal for a potential total of up to three years).

The Department comprises 17 permanent faculty members, as well as more than ten visitors and postdocs. Our vibrant research atmosphere is driven by interdisciplinary research groups in Data Science, Biostatistics, Environmental Statistics, and Financial and Actuarial Mathematics (

Duties and Responsibilities

A full year Visiting Assistant Professor appointment carries a teaching load of 5 one-quarter courses per year. Departmental teaching includes upper-division undergraduate courses in statistics, probability, regression, time-series, statistical computing, stochastic processes, and mathematical finance. Candidates whose research and teaching interests are in Data Science, Biostatistics, Financial Mathematics or Actuarial Science are particularly encouraged to apply.

Position Qualifications

Applicants must have completed all requirements for a PhD (or equivalent) except the dissertation, in Statistics, Applied Probability, Actuarial Sciences, Financial Mathematics or a related discipline, at the time of application and should have completed their PhD (or equivalent) by the time of appointment. Successful applicants will demonstrate or show strong promise for undergraduate teaching, collaborative research and synergies with UCSB Statistics and Applied Probability faculty.

Interested candidates should apply electronically by submitting CV, a statement of current and planned research, a teaching statement, and have three letters of reference sent via UC Recruit (at least one letter should describe teaching accomplishments).

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at UC Santa Barbara. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. The department encourages all applicants to submit a Statement of Contributions to Diversity addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and service.