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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and welcomes all to apply without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Teaching faculty position

The Department of Statistics and Operations Research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has an opening for a Teaching Assistant Professor position starting July 1, 2024. This is a non-tenure track position with an initial contract of three years that is subsequently considered for renewals, with the possibility of eventual promotions to higher ranks (Teaching Associate Professor, Teaching Professor) and longer-term contracts with an intended career trajectory.

The primary purpose of this position is to provide instruction for large-enrollment introductory service courses, utilizing appropriate technology enhancements and pedagogy techniques. The successful candidate will teach six undergraduate courses over a two-semester academic year. The position will also be required to provide advising and mentoring for undergraduate students majoring in Statistics and Analytics. Additionally, the position must maintain active involvement and engage in teamwork within the department by serving on departmental committees, supporting departmental initiatives and other departmental projects as they arise. Supplemental summer teaching assignments are generally available for those interested, for additional compensation.

The application package should include a cover letter, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, and a teaching statement. Applicants should also arrange for two letters of recommendation. Application materials and letters of recommendation must be submitted in electronic form only.

Joint faculty position in Data Science (STOR/SDSS)

The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (UNC Chapel Hill) aims to contribute to the burgeoning field of data-oriented modeling and analysis, to solve pressing problems in healthcare, business, transportation, engineering, and other domains, and to study the implications of the usage of data science tools on society at large. The School of Data Science and Society (SDSS) will also be developing a core curriculum for training the next generation of data scientists at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Given the highly interdisciplinary nature of this field, the SDSS and the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) of UNC Chapel Hill are planning a cluster hire to attract outstanding tenure track faculty whose research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of data science and Mathematics (MATH), Statistics & Operations Research (STOR), or Computer Science (CS). These joint hires will have their tenure homes in SDSS but depending on their core area of expertise, will hold a half-time appointment in the MATH, STOR, or CS Department and contribute to their teaching and research mission as well. New hires will be helping to build undergraduate and graduate programs with a strong quantitative core as well as many interdisciplinary options. As a part of this overarching initiative to deepen and expand research and teaching related to data science, applications are invited at the rank of Assistant Professor – with a starting date of July 01, 2024.

The STOR department is organized around four areas: theoretical and applied statistics; probability; stochastic modeling; and optimization. Faculty in the department conduct fundamental research in these areas and have many collaborations with other parts of UNC including health care, medicine, public health and environmental sciences. The ideal candidate for this position would be someone with primary expertise in one of the STOR department’s core areas, at the intersection with data science including machine learning, and potential for developing significant collaborations with the SDSS. Consistent with current SDSS themes, candidates with some background in machine learning / artificial intelligence or health care applications are particularly urged to apply. While the position itself will be joint, the tenure home will be SDSS.

Candidates must possess a PhD in Statistics, Operations Research, or some closely related field by the start date of the appointment. Applicants are also expected to have a strong track record in research, teaching, and service commensurate with the level of the appointment. The successful candidate will be expected to direct an independent research program supported by extramural funding, to participate in data science activities and to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels through the STOR department and SDSS.

We will begin considering candidates after November 3, 2023, and will continue accepting applications until the position is filled. The application package should include a cover letter, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements and representative papers. Candidates should include a graduate transcript and arrange for four letters of recommendation, at least one of which should include an evaluation of the applicant’s teaching ability. Application materials and letters of recommendation must be submitted in electronic form only; click on to apply for this position.

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