Visiting Assistant Professor in Statistics

University of Illinois Urbana Champaign College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

United States

Visiting Assistant Professors

Department of Statistics

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Department of Statistics invites applications for visiting assistant professor positions in Statistics and Data Science (up to 100% for 9 months). Visiting positions can be renewed up to 3 years subject to performance & funding.  Some areas of emphasis include statistical methods for data science, statistical machine learning, computational statistics, biostatistics and informatics. All areas of statistics and data science are welcome.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit

Applicants must have a PhD in statistics, biostatistics, computer science, data science, engineering or related field at time of appointment and the ability to teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate (master’s) level. Successful candidates are expected to establish and maintain an active and independent research program and provide service to the department, the university and the profession. The anticipated starting date is August 16, 2021. Salary is competitive.

Application procedures: To apply, please create your candidate profile at and upload your required documents, including cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement, course evaluations (optional), and the names and email addresses (phone numbers are optional) of three professional references. Referees will be contacted electronically within 1-2 business days after submission of the application.  To ensure full consideration, applications must be submitted by Jan 21, 2021. Interviews may take place and offers may be made before the closing date, but all applications received by the closing date will receive full consideration. For further information, contact us at or 217-333-2167.

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or Administrative Unit:
Liberal Arts & Sciences
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences - Visiting Assistant Professor - Department of Statistics (138387)

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