Open Positions

Full-Time Lecturer of Statistics & Data Science

The UCLA Department of Statistics & Data Science seeks a full-time Lecturer with a strong commitment to excellence in teaching statistics for the 2024-2025 academic year. Employment will begin on July 1, 2024.

Ideal candidates will have a Ph.D. in Statistics (or a closely related field) by the start of appointment, a demonstrated excellence in teaching, knowledge of and experience with R, experience in applied statistics, and a commitment to undergraduate teaching.

Reviews for the positions will commence on June 17, 2024. Interested applicants should apply by submitting a CV, a cover letter, and a Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in UCLA Academic Recruit at:

https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF09441

See Table 15 for the salary range for this position. A reasonable estimate for this position is $89,046 to $97,304.

https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/2023-24/july-2023-acad-salary-scales/t15.pdf

All inquiries may be sent to:
Chie Ryu
Chief Administrative Officer
UCLA Department of Statistics
chie.ryu@stat.ucla.edu

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

This position is represented by the University Council – American Federation of Teachers: https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/labor/bargaining-units/ix/contract.html. Internal applicants will be considered for reappointment prior to the consideration of external applicants.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs – With Updated Interim Amendments. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine Primary Series or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, Religious Objection, and/or Deferral based on pregnancy or recent COVID-19 diagnosis and/or treatment) no later than the applicable deadline. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of receiving the most recent CDC-recommended COVID-19 booster or properly decline such booster no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Exhibit 2, Section II.C. of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Attachment for applicable deadlines. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of being Up-To-Date on seasonal influenza vaccination or properly decline such vaccination no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program Attachment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Academic Coordinator II (AY)

Title:
Associate Director of Operations, K-12 Data Science Education Center (DSEC)

Description:
The K-12 Data Science Education Center (DSEC) is an international project in the UCLA Department of Statistics & Data Science that develops and disseminates K-12 data science curricula; designs, provides professional development for teachers to implement the curricula; develops and maintains technology tools to assist student learning and data analysis; manages a technology infrastructure to support data science education in over 70 school districts in the United States and abroad; and promotes policy change to improve data and statistical literacy. This project consists of a Director, an Associate Director of Professional Development, an Associate Director of Curriculum Development, an Associate Director of Technology, and an Associate Director of Research. We seek a candidate to serve as Associate Director of Operations for the K-12 Data Science Education Project with a primary focus on project management.

The Associate Director reports to the Director of the K-12 Data Science Education Center and the Chief Administrative Officer of the Department of Statistic & Data Science. The Associate Director is responsible for administering all projects of the K-12 Data Science Education Project, which include (a) Curriculum Development (b) Technology Development (c) Research (d) Professional Development and (e) administrative staff. The Associate Director will lead a staff with one direct report and will work very closely with the associate directors of curriculum development, technology, research and professional development to ensure project goals and deadlines are met.

Responsibilities:
The Associate Director functions as the Chief Operating Officer for DSEC. Working closely with the Director, the Associate Director will establish, with cooperation from the other associate directors, project deliverables and timelines and will ensure that the various teams have the resources and information required to meet deadlines. The Associate Director will report to the Director and provide progress updates, point out potential challenges, and establish appointments between the other Associate Directors and the Director. In addition, the Association Director will oversee contracts administration for domestic and international school district partnerships.

Specific responsibilities are outlined as follows:

  • Business Administration & Human Resources
    Maintain the Center budget by administrating accounts to ensure sufficient financial resources to carry out the mission; serve as primary liaison with district partners by drafting and managing all domestic and international contracts for 70+ district partnerships; conduct regular internal fiscal audits and annual large-scale fiscal audits for contract revenue and income; maintain relationships and serve as the primary liaison between DSEC and all external contractors and vendors; ensure that invoices are disseminated and paid on time. Oversee onboarding, training, and supervision of new support staff and graduate student employees; provide or arrange for executive assistance to the Executive Director, Faculty Advisor, and Associate Directors; serve as the primary liaison between DSEC and UCLA campus departments including Business Financial Services, Office of Information Technology (OIT), Office of Human Subjects, UCLA Legal, UCLA Marks Department, Campus Human Resources (CHR), the Graduate Division, Office of the Dean of Physical Sciences, Corporate Financial Services, Purchasing & Accounts Payable, Academic Personnel, as well as university academic departments; support morale for employees working across diverse environments.
  • Project Management
    Coordinate with the Associate Directors of Professional Development, Curriculum Development, and Research to ensure that all deliverables and timelines are met; draft and submit regular reports to funding agencies, determine schedules and timelines in order to provide services on time, foresee problems and coordinate changes in deliverables amongst the associate directors.
  • Research
    Work with the Associate Director of Research to manage all Human Subjects compliance activities for research related to DSEC projects; facilitate and submit proposals for funding to aid research; ensure that reports required by funding agencies are on time; and maintain oversight of the project’s commitment to data privacy by coordinating the review and approval of data privacy agreements between the university and DSEC partners.
  • Professional Development
    In alignment with the goals and vision of the ThinkData Ed project, administer programs (e.g., professional development, follow-up sessions, workshop series, conferences, district-wide programs) that focus on data science education and will manage the development/facilitation of professional learning opportunities and coaching for K- university students, teachers, faculty, administrators, and staff.

Basic Qualifications:
Master’s degree in Education or related area (required at the time of application)

Other Qualifications:

  • At least 5 years of supervisory and project management experience
  • Knowledge of data science education promotion, especially as it relates to mathematics education in underserved and underrepresented communities
  • Demonstrated knowledge of education and data science terminology, principles, and practices
  • Experience with/knowledge of UCLA departmental systems and policies (e.g., Business Finance Services, Legal, Internal Risk Management, Information Technology, Human Subjects, Accounting, Purchasing, Human Resources)
  • Understanding of both UC and California school district Human Subjects/IRB requirements and policies
  • Demonstrated experience in developing contractual agreements with partners and stakeholders
  • Demonstrated skill in writing and editing of proposals, reports and articles
  • Experience leading teams, problem solving, reacting nimbly to changing situations
  • Ability to create and maintain budgets and conduct detailed financial audits
  • Knowledge of a range of project management software tools (e.g., Salesforce, Learning Stream)
  • Knowledge of high school data science education

Salary:
Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Application Requirements:
Required documents

  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover letter
  • Two letters of recommendation (3rd optional)
  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI). An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our EDI Statement FAQ document (https://ucla.app.box.com/v/edi-statement-faqs).
  • Reference check authorization release form. Complete and upload the reference check authorization release form: https://ucla.app.box.com/s/8awvkn4szd0u3l20zs325lon1r560qj6

Reference Requirements:
2-4 letters of reference required

Application link: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF09466
Help contact: Dr. Robert Gould, rgould@stat.ucla.edu

Campus Information:
As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees must (a) provide proof of receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 Vaccine no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment and provide proof of Full Vaccination no later than eight weeks after their first date of employment; or (b) if applicable, submit a request for Exception or Deferral no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment.(Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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.

Job Location:
Los Angeles, CA

Postdoctoral Scholar Employee Position, Statistical Modeling of Infectious Disease Outbreaks

Department: Department of Statistics & Data Science

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Appointment: 24 months (extendable based on mutual agreement and available funding)

Start Date: July 1, 2024

The Department of Statistics & Data Science at the University of California Los Angeles (https://statistics.ucla.edu/) is pleased to invite applications for a 2 year Postdoctoral Research Associate position. This position will work within a collaborative under the primary mentorship of Dr Mark S. Handcock (https://faculty.stat.ucla.edu/handcock).

The research focus is to develop dynamic infectious disease transmission models that enable rapid public health policy making during infectious disease outbreaks as part of the newly formed Center for Forecasting and Outbreak Analytics “Insight Net”. This award is a 5-year CDC-funded program to develop an integrated reference design for public health intelligence with the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Department (PI, Eliah Aronoff-Spencer, UCSD). In particular, the project will involve: 1) development of models that can be rapidly deployed to inform public health decision-making by the county for infections such as SARS- COV2, hepatitis A virus, hepatitis C virus, HIV, and mpox; and 2) incorporation of innovative data sources (such as molecular sequences and wastewater samples) to improve the accuracy, precision, and utility of our models during disease outbreaks.

This highly interdisciplinary research will involve collaboration with epidemiologists, clinicians, statisticians, policymakers, and public health researchers. The postdoctoral scholar will work with various faculty PIs at UCLA and UCSD. Scholars will benefit from biweekly seminars and trainee sessions, journal clubs, and grant writing circles that include topics such as disease modeling, economic modeling, statistical inference for model parameters, and network analysis.

Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant discipline (statistics, biostatistics, applied mathematics, epidemiology, computational science and related fields) with experience developing and calibrating dynamic transmission models, dynamic systems models or agent-based models preferred. Experience with any type of transmission modeling (compartmental deterministic, stochastic network or agent-based network) is welcome as our team has experience across various modeling types. Salary will be commensurate with qualification and experience and include travel to conferences/collaborators. Applicants from under-represented minority populations are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please provide the below by email to handcock@stat.ucla.edu:

1) Cover letter explaining the candidate’s scholarly career, prospective or actual doctoral defense date, and academic interests.
2) Current curriculum vitae, including publications.
3) Names and email addresses of two people to provide letters of recommendation

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and only complete applications will be considered. Please apply by June 23rd for full consideration.

UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.