Open Positions

Social-Justice Data Science Assistant Adjunct Professor

Social-Justice Data Science Assistant Adjunct Professor

The Department of Mathematics and Department of Statistics at the University of California, Los Angeles invite applications for a three-year position as an Assistant Adjunct Professor in Social Justice and Data Science.

This Social-Justice Data Science (SJDS) scholar position, which will be appointed in both the Department of Mathematics and Department of Statistics, is based on a dual-mentor system whereby the scholar has a mentor in either Mathematics or Statistics and a second mentor who is a social-justice scholar from another campus unit (see https://datatheory.ucla.edu/social_justice.html). The SJDS scholar will address social-justice questions via empirical research or analysis, with a preference for the study of inequity and disparities in the Los Angeles region. This position is open to scholars from all disciplines (but who possess or will possess a Ph.D. that is grounded in data science by the time of appointment). Applicants should also show evidence of excellence in teaching and research.

The expected teaching load for this position is four one-quarter courses per year. This is expected to include both mathematics and/or statistics courses from the existing curriculum and also courses related to SJDS and in the candidate’s field of expertise.

Interested applicants should apply at UCLA Academic Recruit at: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF06910

Please refer to job tracking number JPF06910 on all correspondence.

Applicants should submit:

  1. CV
  2. A two-page proposal describing the proposed research and its significance to social-justice problems. It must specify the substantive social-justice questions and how they will be addressed by empirical research or analysis. It must specify the two mentors. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact potential mentors in the Mathematics or Statistics department to discuss the proposal. To help with the matching process for mentors, Mathematics and Statistics have created a webpage with potential mentors.
  3. Statement of Research
  4. Statement of Teaching
  5. Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
  6. Four Letters of Recommendation
  7. Up to two papers or preprints (optional)

All applicants should indicate the AMS Subject Classification in the Statement of Research that most accurately represents their research area.

As a campus with a diverse student body, we encourage applications from women, minorities, and individuals with a history of mentoring under-represented minorities in the sciences. The preferred candidate will also demonstrate a commitment to mentoring students from underrepresented and underserved populations in the sciences, or demonstrate an interest in campus-wide or departmental programs that provide research and professional development opportunities for a diverse student body. Please include such statements within your Statement of Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy at:

http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

All inquiries may be sent to:

Chie Ryu
Chief Administrative Officer
UCLA Department of Statistics
chie.ryu@stat.ucla.edu

Master of Applied Statistics Lecturer – Winter 2022

The UCLA Department of Statistics seeks lecturers with a strong commitment to excellence in teaching statistics to fill positions for Winter Quarter 2022, starting on January 1, 2022.

Ideal candidates will have a Ph.D. in Statistics (or a related field) or relevant industry experience, a demonstrated excellence in teaching, knowledge of and experience with R, experience in applied statistics, and a commitment to excellent teaching.

Interested applicants should apply by submitting a CV and a Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion to UCLA Academic Recruit at:

https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF06903

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

All inquiries may be sent to:

Chie Ryu
UCLA Department of Statistics
chie.ryu@stat.ucla.edu

Master of Applied Statistics Adjunct Professor – Winter 2022

The UCLA Department of Statistics seeks open-ranked adjunct professors with a strong commitment to excellence in teaching applied statistics to fill temporary positions for the Master of Applied Statistics program for Winter Quarter 2022, starting on January 1, 2022.

Ideal candidates will have a Ph.D. in Statistics or a related field, a demonstrated excellence in teaching, knowledge of and experience with R, experience in applied statistics, data science and analytics, methods for analyzing big data and machine learning, and a commitment to excellent teaching. Adjunct professors are expected to continue scholarly work, either through research in statistics education, research in statistics, statistical consulting, or other scholarly activities.

Interested applicants should apply by submitting a CV and a Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion to UCLA Academic Recruit at:

https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF06904

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

All inquiries may be sent to:

Chie Ryu
UCLA Department of Statistics
chie.ryu@stat.ucla.edu

UCLA Statistics Assistant Professor Search

Assistant Professor faculty position (tenure track) in the Department of Statistics at the University of California, Los Angeles. We seek outstanding applicants contributing to the cutting edge development of the core of Statistics and Data Science including theoretical statistics, general statistical methodology, computational statistics, and other areas.

We welcome applicants whose experience in research, teaching and service have prepared them to contribute to UCLA’s commitment to excellence and diversity. Ph.D. or Ph.D. candidates in Statistics (or a closely related field) are welcome to apply. Degree required at time of appointment. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

Reviews for the position will commence on November 1, 2021 and will continue until a successful candidate is identified. Interested applicants should apply at UCLA Academic Recruit at:

https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF06850


Please refer to job tracking number JPF06850 on all correspondence. Applicants should submit:

1) CV
2) Cover Letter describing how their qualifications and interests would fit with the position description
3) Statement of Research
4) Statement of Teaching
5) Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
6) Three representative publications (or manuscripts)
7) Three letters of recommendation

The Statement of Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion briefly addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy at:

http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

All inquiries may be sent to Chie Ryu at chie.ryu@stat.ucla.edu.

Director of Center for Collaborative Data Science

The UCLA Department of Statistics seeks an Academic Administrator VI to direct the departmental Center for Collaborative Data Science (CCDS). The CCDS serves as the “data hub” for the department, and a Director is required to seek external and internal clients both to provide paid projects to be carried out by graduate students and pro bono projects to be carried out by undergraduate students in the Statistics 140XP and Statistics 141XP capstone courses. The CCDS Director will be the lead statistical consultant and will supervise the consulting work of graduate students, perform statistical consulting, seek clients, delegate projects to the appropriate people within the department, maintain a budget, and teach courses. In particular, the Director will:

  1. Grow the CCDS so that it is self-sustaining by increasing the number of paid clients.
  2. Recruit and manage a CCDS “staff” of paid graduate student researchers
  3. Coordinate and triage consulting projects among pro-bono undergraduate capstone projects and paid graduate student and faculty projects
  4. Be responsible for on-time delivery of products and client satisfaction
  5. Project-manage undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty to coordinate project completion
  6. Coordinate and organize on-site visits for students and clients
  7. Work closely with the directors of the undergraduate major capstone course by providing clients for student teams
  8. Work closely with the self-supporting Master of Applied Statistics (MAS) program to help recruit industry partners and place MAS students with internships
  9. Work closely with faculty and staff to grow the CCDS
  10. Teach undergraduate and graduate students in statistical consulting and methods courses
  11. Work with faculty to support MS theses
  12. Supervise graduate students working in the CCDS
  13. Work with faculty and staff to organize the annual ASA DataFest competition

Candidates should have a PhD in Statistics or a related field and experience in statistical consulting across a wide variety of fields. The position requires someone with an entrepreneurial disposition and the ability to communicate well with people from a variety of backgrounds.

Reviews for the position will commence on September 1, 2021. Interested applicants should apply by submitting a CV, cover letter, and Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion to UCLA Academic Recruit at:

https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF06545

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.
http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

All inquiries may be sent to:
Robert Gould
Vice-Chair of Undergraduate Studies
UCLA Department of Statistics
rgould@stat.ucla.edu