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Department Chair and Professor

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Additional information about the department can be found at http://www.stat.pitt.edu/. Informal inquiries about this position may be directed to Prof. Allan Sampson, Interim Chair at asampson@pitt.edu. Applicants should submit a detailed cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of four references. This material should be sent to StatChairSearch@pitt.edu . Review of applications will begin November 15, 2016 and continue until position is filled. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/FNets/Disabled.

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job Type Faculty
Position Title Department Chair and Professor
Department Name 13210-Statistics
Position Number 0002227
Position Details

The University of Pittsburgh’s Dietrich School of Arts and Science is seeking applications for Chair of the Department of Statistics beginning fall 2017. The appointment would be as a tenured full professor.
Candidates should have achieved outstanding research recognition in modern areas of statistics, established interests in interdisciplinary research, relevant administrative experience and a thoughtful vision of the future of statistics in the “big data” environment. An exceptional candidate will provide leadership for the department in achieving its research and educational strategic goals, mentoring junior faculty and adeptly representing the department throughout the university. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in statistics, biostatistics or related field and a demonstrated record of scholarship, funded research, teaching and service commensurate with a tenured appointment at the University of Pittsburgh. (This position is subject to final budgetary approval.)

The department has nine tenure-stream faculty, two senior lecturers and is recruiting for two more lecturers. There are over thirty graduate students and very active undergraduate majors and minors programs. The department has close ties to the Department of Biostatistics in the Graduate School of Public Health, the Department of Psychiatry in the School of Medicine, and a number of departments within Arts and Sciences. The University of Pittsburgh has made a strategic commitment to furthering its research infrastructure for data science’ and also fostering its instructional programs in data science. The newly restructured School of Computing and Information and the Department of Statistics are collaborating in these developments. The University of Pittsburgh is ranked nationally as gth in science and engineering research funding and 5th in NIH funding.

Application Process

Additional information about the department can be found at http://www.stat.pitt.edu/. Informal inquiries about this position may be directed to Prof. Allan Sampson, Interim Chair at asampson@pitt.edu. Applicants should submit a detailed cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of four references. This material should be sent to StatChairSearch@pitt.edu . Review of applications will begin November 15, 2016 and continue until position is filled. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity.
EEO/AA/M/FNets/Disabled.

Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Date Posted 10/10/2016
Open Until Filled No
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