University of Manitoba: Assistant or Associate Professors in Data Science
Department of Statistics
Faculty of Science
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Assistant or Associate Professors in Data Science
Position # 33588, 33589, 33985
The Department of Statistics invites applications for three full-time tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor level, commencing January 1, 2024, or on a date mutually agreed upon. Exceptional candidates at the Associate professor level will also be considered. Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
The department seeks emerging scholars with experience in statistics, computer science, applied mathematics, or any field related to 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 data science. The successful candidates must have completed a PhD in statistics, computer science, applied mathematics, or any related field 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 or support new synergies within and potentially outside the department. People with experience in statistical or machine learning, computational statistics, high dimensional data analysis, artificial intelligence or data mining are especially invited to apply. Experience in areas of applications such as environmental statistics, biostatistics, spatial statistics, bioinformatics and postdoctoral experience including the use of statistical/data science methodologies in other areas of 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 five 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 https://sci.umanitoba.ca/statistics/.
The University of Manitoba is western Canada’s first university, Manitoba's only research-intensive university; it is located in Winnipeg. Winnipeg (http://www.winnipeg.ca/) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org (PDF files preferred). Candidates should arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly to email@example.com. Please ensure to specify the position numbers 33588/33589/33985 in the application. For further information contact the search committee chair at Saman.Muthukumarana@Umanitoba.ca. Review of applications will commence on September 6, 2023, 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.
If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact UM.Accommodation@umanitoba.ca or 204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only.