Tenure track position in Statistics

Universite Laval

Tenure track position in Statistics

General Information

A first-class living environment, Université Laval is a large comprehensive university, recognized for its culture of excellence in teaching and research.

Job Description

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics of Université Laval invites applications for a tenure-track position in statistics. Although all areas of specialization in statistics will be considered, a particular expertise or strong interest in data science, biostatistics or stochastic modeling will be prioritized. The appointment will normally be at the rank of assistant professor, with expected starting date in the summer of 2024.


The appointee will be expected to

  • carry out and publish research work in their field of expertise,

  • solicit funding from the main granting agencies,

  • recruit and supervise graduate students,

  • teach statistics courses in French at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels, including service courses to large classes,

  • contribute to the management and promotion of the department’s programs,

  • and, more generally, participate in the development and proper functioning of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, the Faculty of Science and Engineering and Université Laval.

Selection criteria

  • Hold, or be about to obtain, a doctorate (or a degree deemed equivalent) in statistics, biostatistics or a relevant discipline

  • Demonstrate ability, or potential, to provide excellent university teaching at all levels

  • Demonstrate skills for research, and potential to develop a productive, autonomous and original research program

  • Demonstrate ability, or potential, to recruit and supervise graduate students in the department’s statistics or biostatistics programs

  • Demonstrate potential for, or commitment to, community service

  • Be able to teach in French, or commit to being able to do so within one year, and have the ability to integrate into the francophone environment of the institution within a reasonable time frame

  • Demonstrate professional potential in line with the key skills necessary to exercise the role of a university professor:

    • Analysis, capacity for synthesis and judgment

    • Creativity and innovation

    • Communication skills

    • Relational skills and openness

    • Teamwork and collaboration with partners

    • Autonomy and sense of responsibility

    • Sense of ethics and duty

    • Supervision of people


Salary according to the collective agreement in force.

To apply

Interested persons should send

  • a cover letter,

  • a curriculum vitae,

  • three letters of reference (one of which should comment on teaching experience or potential),

  • a document (maximum of four pages) detailing their research program for the next three years,

  • a document (maximum of two pages) detailing their teaching philosophy,

  • up to three articles (reprints or preprints).

For electronic submission, all of these files must be in PDF format. Non-francophone candidates must also clearly indicate, in their cover letter, their level of French proficiency and, if applicable, comment on their ability to reach a sufficient level to teach in this language within one year.

Applications may be submitted via Mathjobs (, by email to, or by mail to

Département de mathématiques et de statistique

1045, av. de la Médecine

Université Laval

Québec (Québec)

Canada G1V 0A6

The closing date for applications is November 30, 2023.

For more information, please contact the department head by email at

Valuing equity, diversity and excellence, Université Laval is strongly committed to provide an inclusive work and living environment for all its employees. For Université Laval, diversity is a source of wealth, and we encourage qualified individuals of all origins, sexes, sexual orientations, gender identities or expressions, as well as persons with disabilities, to apply.

Université Laval also subscribes to an equal access to employment program for women, members of visible or ethnic minorities, Aboriginal persons and persons with disabilities. Adaptation of the selection tools can be offered to persons with disabilities according to their needs and in complete confidentiality. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to qualified individuals with Canadian citizenship or permanent residency.