Tenure-Track Position in Data Science and Statistics

Concordia University

Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Faculty of Arts and Science
Concordia University


The Department of Mathematics and Statistics in the Faculty of Arts and Science invites applications for a tenure-track position in Data Science and Statistics at the rank of Assistant Professor. We are seeking candidates with research and teaching expertise in the general area of Data Science and Statistics focusing on statistical theory and methodology in data science and AI. Data science requires faculty members whose strengths and competencies overlap with a range of programs in statistics, mathematics, and computer science, as well as interdisciplinary programs. Duties include research, teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, supervision of Master’s and PhD students, postdoctoral supervision, curricular development, and service to the institution. 

Qualifications and Assets

Candidates are expected to have completed a PhD in Mathematics or related areas by the start date of the appointment. The ability to participate in new initiatives at Concordia related to the Applied AI Institute, the School of Health, and other intra-faculty and inter-faculty data science teaching and research is an asset.  

The main criteria for selection are scholarly and teaching excellence. The successful candidate will provide evidence of high-quality scholarly output that demonstrates potential for independent research leading to peer assessed publications and the securing of external research funding, as well as strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates are encouraged to share any career interruptions or personal circumstances that may have had an impact on their career goals in their letter of application. These will be carefully considered in the assessment process. The Department values diversity among its faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented groups. Concordia University is an English-language institution of higher learning at which the primary language of instruction and research is English. Since this position supports academic functions of the university, proficiency in English is required. Working knowledge of French, including reading and grading student work in French, is an asset.

How to Apply

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. While applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship, all applicants must include one of the following statements: 

Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada 


No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada

Application packages should be addressed to Dr. Marco Bertola, Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, and must include: a cover letter clearly identifying the title and position code [23_T_MATH_M], a detailed curriculum vitae including a list of awards and of all publications; a statement of teaching and training philosophy and interests; evidence of teaching effectiveness (including all available teaching evaluations); and a research statement. Applicants should also arrange for at least three reference letters concerning research to be submitted directly to the department at Applications should be submitted electronically through by November 15, 2023, but will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. Only short-listed candidates will be notified. The appointment is expected to commence in August 2024. Any enquiries about this position should be directed to the Department Chair at

Concordia University is strongly committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community, and recognizes the importance of inclusion in achieving excellence in teaching and research. As part of this commitment to providing our students with the dynamic, innovative, and inclusive educational environment of a Next‐Generation University, we require all applicants to articulate in their cover letter how their background, as well as lived and professional experiences and expertise have prepared them to teach in ways that are relevant for a diverse, multicultural contemporary Canadian society. 

Possible examples to demonstrate a diverse experience may include, but are not limited to: 

  • Teaching about underrepresented populations 

  • Mentoring students from underrepresented backgrounds 

  • Committee work 

  • Offering or organizing educational programming 

  • Participation in training and workshops 

All applicants will receive an email invitation to complete a short equity survey. Participation in the survey is voluntary and no identifying information about candidates will be shared with hiring committees. Candidates who wish to self-identify as a member of an underrepresented group to the hiring committee may do so in their cover letter or by writing directly to the contact person indicated in this posting.

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Employment Equity

Concordia University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community, and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, members of sexual minorities, persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to diversification; candidates are invited to self-identify in their applications.

Territorial Acknowledgement

Concordia University is located on unceded Indigenous lands. The Kanien’kehá:ka Nation is recognized as the custodians of the lands and waters on which we gather today. Tiohtià:ke/Montreal is historically known as a gathering place for many First Nations. Today, it is home to a diverse population of Indigenous and other peoples. We respect the continued connections with the past, present and future in our ongoing relationships with Indigenous and other peoples within the Montreal community.