Assistant Professors in Statistics and Data Science Position # 34427, 34428, 34429

Application Deadline: 

January 15, 2024, and will continue until the positions are filled.

Department of Statistics 
Faculty of Science
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Assistant Professors in Statistics and Data Science
Position # 34427, 34428, 34429

The Department of Statistics invites applications for three full-time probationary (tenure-track) positions at the Assistant Professor level, commencing July 1, 2024, or on a date mutually agreed upon. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The Department seeks emerging scholars with experience in Statistics or Data Science. Outstanding candidates with research interests and/or contributions in any area relevant to Data Science will be considered, with particular emphasis on candidates who will complement or extend the Department’s strengths in Statistics and Data Science. The successful candidates must have completed a Ph.D. in Statistics, Biostatistics, Computer Science or a related area with distinguishing attributes grounded in Data Science at the start date of the appointment, and show a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and research.

The ideal candidate will bring and support new synergies within and potentially outside the Department. People with experience in Statistical Machine Learning, Computational Statistics, Sampling Methods, High Dimensional Data Analysis, Artificial Intelligence or Data Mining are especially invited to apply. Applied experience in areas of applications such as environmental sciences, health sciences, bioinformatics and postdoctoral experience in interdisciplinary research would also be considered an asset.

Duties will include undergraduate teaching and supervision, graduate teaching and supervision, research, including establishing and maintaining an externally funded research program, and service-related activities. The successful candidate will have a track record of high quality scholarly research leading to peer assessed publications; will either have, or demonstrate the potential to establish, an independent, innovative, scholarly, externally fundable research program; will have demonstrated strength in or strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions; and will exhibit evidence of the ability to work in a collaborative environment. 

To enhance our department and create role models for a diverse population of students, we particularly invite application from those who can support and enhance our diversity, including women, Indigenous peoples, other visible minorities, and those committed to an inclusive environment. 

The Department currently has 13 full time tenured and tenure track faculty members and 5 Instructors, and offers a full range of  undergraduate and graduate programs in Statistics. The Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute (CANSSI) Prairies Regional Centre is also housed within the Department. Further information about the Department can be obtained from

The University of Manitoba is western Canada’s first university, Manitoba's only research-intensive university, is located in Winnipeg. Winnipeg ( is the vibrant, creative capital of Manitoba, right at the geographical centre of Canada and North America. A mid-sized city of 750,000 culturally diverse people, Winnipeg offers a community with a cosmopolitan, international flair as well as a warm, welcoming spirit. A variety of arts, culture, sports, recreation and entertainment is available to satisfy every taste; and within an easy drive of the city there are lakes, beaches and pristine wilderness areas.

The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. 

Applications including a curriculum vitae, a description of teaching philosophy, a summary of research interests, a three page research plan, and a statement of commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in research and teaching should be sent to (PDF files preferred). Candidates should arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly to Please ensure to specify the position numbers 34427/ 34428/34429 in the application.  For further information contact the Search Committee Chair at Review of applications will commence on January 15, 2024, and will continue until the positions are filled.  

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Please note that curricula vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process. 

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