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University of California Riverside
  • Position Number: 4666599
  • Location: Riverside, CA
  • Position Type: Science - Statistics

Assistant Professor of Teaching in Statistics

The Department of Statistics at the University of California invites applicants for a nine-month tenure-track Assistant Professor of Teaching position beginning on July 1, 2024. The search places strong emphasis on candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity and inclusiveness in teaching, research, and service, as well as a commitment to broadening participation for underrepresented groups in statistics and data science.

An Assistant Teaching Professor appointment is similar to a research-focused tenure-track Assistant Professor appointment and follows a parallel track, including regular, rigorous performance reviews and a tenure process that, if successful, leads to a tenured appointment. Advancement through the Teaching Professor ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years.

The Teaching Professor series emphasizes teaching excellence and is aimed at individuals who desire to focus on the development and implementation of modern and innovative teaching approaches, professional activities, university and public service, and scholarly work in statistics education. Duties will include, teaching 2 courses per quarter, curricular development, innovation in undergraduate teaching, supervision of teaching assistants, and participation in undergraduate research and other enrichment programs for the statistics and data science major. Particular topics of teaching will include introductory statistics, exploratory data analysis, machine learning, big data processing, data visualization, data science, and software technologies such as R, SAS, Tableau, SQL and Python.

Required qualifications for this position that must be met by the date of application include: Demonstrated potential for effective teaching and scholarly work in educational research.

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.

The Department of Statistics is home to 17 faculty members, including two Assistant Professors of Teaching. 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. The honor and opportunity follow decades of continuous commitment to excellence in research, education, and innovation. 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 of Teaching 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.

To apply: submit a Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Statement of Teaching, Statement of Research and/or scholarly work, Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence, Teaching Evaluations, Documentation of Teaching Excellence (e.g., class plans, lecture materials, sample assignments/exams, etc.) and 3 Letters of Reference to Review of applications will commence on December 13, 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. Jun Li, 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.

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