Job Details

University of California Riverside
  • Position Number: 4625722
  • Location: Riverside, CA
  • Position Type: Science - Statistics

Assistant Professor in Statistics

The Department of Statistics at the University of California, Riverside invites applications for two nine-month tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2024. The positions target candidates who have demonstrated high-quality research in any area of Statistics and are committed to excellent teaching. Candidates with research expertise in Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Data Science, especially with applications to public health, agriculture, sustainability are particularly encouraged to apply.

The Department of Statistics is home to 17 faculty members. The faculty's robust research portfolio includes funding from a broad spectrum of federal agencies (e.g., NIH and NSF) and non-profit organizations. The department has a rich tradition of collaborative environment for cross- disciplinary research and training across campus including school of business, school of medicine, school of public policy and school of engineering. UCR has joined the Association of American Universities (AAU), an organization of 71 of the country's leading research universities. More information about UCR and the Department of Statistics can be found

The UC salary consists of a base pay of $74,600 - $97,200 for Assistant Professors and additional off-scale to be commensurate with market value, qualifications and experiences. The off-scale portion of your salary will be maintained as long as satisfactory academic progress is made. Additionally, the off-scale will be maintained subject to market adjustments to the UC salary scale.

Required qualifications for this position that must be met by the date of application include: Demonstrated high-quality research in statistics and related fields and a commitment to excellent teaching.

Additional qualifications for this position that must be met by the date of hire include: A Ph.D. in Statistics, Biostatistics, Data Science or a closely related field.

Advancement through the Professorial ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.

To apply: submit a Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter, Statement of Research, Statement of Teaching, Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence, 3 Letters of Reference and Teaching Evaluations (optional) to Review of applications will commence on December 1, 2023, and proceed until position is filled. For full consideration, applicants should submit their complete applications prior to the above date.

For more information about this position, please contact Dr. Xinping Cui, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Statistics, at For questions on application procedures and requirements, please contact Melissa Resendez Academic Personnel, at

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

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, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

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