Assistant Professor in Data Science/Statistics


The Department of Mathematics & Statistics at Utah State University invites applications for one or more 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor positions with an estimated starting date of August 1, 2021. The research area for this position is broadly data science with research and teaching strength in statistics. We are particularly interested in candidates with research interests in machine learning; analysis of massive, high dimensional and functional data; predictive analytics; data mining; data technologies; or statistical and data visualization.

We seek a candidate who enhances the strengths of the Data Science and Statistics group (see The Data Science and Statistics group is unique among universities in the region with faculty engaging in research at the cutting edge of modern computational statistics, statistical and data visualization, and data science. The group collaborates with scientists in biology, education, agriculture, ecology, economics and finance, engineering, physical and social science, and public health.

Additionally, the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Utah State University currently is seeking applicants for two tenure-track positions, in Mathematical Biology (with an emphasis in applied probability).

See for mathematical biology position.

USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career applicants and provides a Dual Career Assistance program,

The position will be approximately 50% research, 45% teaching and 5% service. Duties include establishing a strong independent research program in data science, teaching statistics at the undergraduate and graduate level, mentoring research students, and engaging with both data and disciplinary science researchers at Utah State University.

Applicants must present evidence of existing accomplishments and potential in both research and teaching.


Minimum Qualifications

PhD. in Data Science, Statistics, Biostatistics or a closely related field with evidence of potential for excellence in research.
Evidence of potential for excellence in teaching courses within the departmental Statistics curriculum at Utah State University (see USU General Catalog at and course listings for STAT).
Documented experience with computer and/or statistical languages such as (one or more of) R, Python, Julia, SAS, SQL, C++, or Javascript.
Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated ability to engage in interdisciplinary research with data scientists, statisticians and/or applied scientists in other disciplines.
Potential to enhance the Data Science program at Utah State University in both instruction and curriculum development.
Documented capacity to increase the diversity profile of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and College of Sciences, directly or indirectly.
Experience in cloud computing.

Start date

To be determined

How to Apply

Apply via URL:


Kevin Moon

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