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Joint position with the School of Data Science and Society

January 10, 2023
Data Science Position

The School of Data Science and Society (SDSS) and the Statistics & Operations Research Department (STOR) are hiring a joint position. This joint hire will have its tenure home in the STOR Department but will hold a half-time appointment at SDSS and contribute to their teaching and research mission as well.

The new hire 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 being invited at Assistant or Associate Professor rank with a starting date of July 01, 2023.

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. 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 January 15, 2023, and will continue accepting applications until the position is filled. Questions should be directed to the Search Committee at

Link to the job application