Tenure-Track Position in Data Science and Statistical Theory

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Department of Mathematics & Statistics

Brock University
Niagara Region
1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way
St. Catharines, ON
L2S 3A1 Canada
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Faculty Position in Data Science and Statistical Theory at Brock University

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Brock University invites applications for a probationary tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in data science and statistical theory, effective July 1, 2020.

About Brock University
The Brock University experience is second to none in Canada. Located in historic Niagara region, Brock offers all the benefits of a young and modern university in a safe, community-minded city, with beautiful natural surroundings. With over 19,000 students and more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in seven diverse Faculties, Brock excels at providing exceptional experiential learning opportunities and highly rated student and campus life experiences.

About the department
The Department of Mathematics & Statistics at Brock University strives to achieve a diverse, flexible, innovative, modern curriculum for educating undergraduate and graduate students in both mathematics and statistics; training students to learn how to acquire further knowledge and skills related to these areas and their myriad applications; carrying out world-class research in modern areas of mathematics, statistics, and math education; connecting and linking with other Departments and Faculties in teaching and research.

About the Position
The Department currently offers a BSc and MSc in Mathematics and Statistics and is preparing to launch a new trans-disciplinary BSc in Data Sciences and Analytics as well as a new PhD Program in Computational, Mathematical, and Statistical Sciences jointly with the Department of Computer Science. Statistics graduates within the department have an outstanding placement record as professional statisticians with high reputation, working in diverse fields. The successful candidate will bring expertise in Data Science and Statistical Theory, providing a bridge between the existing Statistics program and the new Data Science program and will help to translate the former’s success to the latter.

The successful candidate must have recently completed a PhD in statistics (or a related field) by the time of the appointment, a proven record of research excellence, and an active research program that will attract external funding. The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses in statistical theory (e.g., experiment design, sampling theory) and will be tasked with modernizing these courses and integrating them with the new Data Science program. The candidate must demonstrate the ability to supervise graduate students and will have a primary role in extending our existing MSc in Statistics to include a stream in Data Science.

Applicants should submit through the Brock Careers website at the link below by March 31, 2020 (indicating file number stated above), a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, samples of recent publications, statements of research and teaching interests:–Data-Science—Statistical-Theory_JR-1005177

Three letters of recommendation (letters of reference) should be directly sent from the referee to:

Data Science and Statistical Theory Search Committee
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Brock University
1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way
St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada L2S 3A1

Review of applications will commence on April 1, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Brock University is actively committed to diversity and the principles of employment equity and invites applications from all qualified candidates. Women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities, people with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) persons are encouraged to apply and to voluntarily self-identify as a member of a designated group as part of their application.

We will accommodate the needs of the applicants and the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the selection process, as outlined in the Employee Accommodation Policy content/uploads/sites/94/Employment-Accommodation-Policy.pdf. Please advise: Ali Rilstone, Talent Acquisition Consultant, to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated through this process. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

It is Brock University’s policy to give consideration to qualified internal applicants.

We appreciate all applications received; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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