Open Positions in Statistics, Biostatistics or Data Science

Application Deadline: 

December 7, 2018



Open Positions in Statistics, Biostatistics or Data Science


The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science in the Faculty of Mathematics at the University of Waterloo is in an exciting period of expansion and invites applications for five Assistant Professor positions, subject to budget approval. Tenured appointments at the Associate and Full Professor level are possible as circumstances warrant. Interested candidates from any area of Statistics, Biostatistics or Data Science are encouraged to apply. Requirements include a PhD in Statistics, Biostatistics or related areas, a potential or proven ability to develop an internationally recognized research program, excellent communication skills, and a strong commitment to teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. The expected start date for these positions is July 1, 2019 though the actual start date is flexible.


The University of Waterloo is one of Canada’s leading universities with more than 30,000 full and part-time students in undergraduate and graduate programs. The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science is one of the top academic units for the statistical and actuarial sciences in the world and is home to close to 50 research active full-time faculty and close to 200 graduate students in programs including Statistics, Biostatistics, Data Science, Quantitative Finance and Actuarial Science. The department offers a vibrant research environment for a wide range of areas including statistical theory, applied probability, analysis of longitudinal and event history data, methods for incomplete data, statistical learning, data science, computational statistics, finance and risk management, survey methods, industrial statistics, and interdisciplinary collaborative work. The department benefits from close relationships with many research groups on campus including the Survey Research Centre, the Business and Industrial Statistics Research Group, the Computational Statistics Research Group, the Waterloo Research Institute in Insurance, Securities and Quantitative Finance, the School of Public Health and Health Systems, the Propel Centre for Population Health Impact, the Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change, and the Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience. 


Interested individuals should apply using MathJobs ( Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, teaching evaluation summaries (if available) and up to three reprints/preprints. In addition, applicants should arrange to have at least three reference letters submitted on their behalf. Completed applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. The application deadline is December 7, 2018. The salary offered will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The salary range for these positions is \$110,000 to \$150,000. Negotiations beyond this salary range will be considered for exceptionally qualified candidates. 


If you have any questions regarding the position, the application process, assessment process, eligibility, or a request for accommodation during the hiring process, please contact:

Stefan Steiner, Chair

Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science

University of Waterloo

200 University Avenue West, Waterloo ON N2L 3G1, CANADA


The University of Waterloo regards diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to employment equity and accessibility for all employees. As such, we encourage applications from women, Indigenous (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) peoples, persons with disabilities, members of diverse gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. At Waterloo, you will have the opportunity to work across disciplines and collaborate with an international community of scholars and a diverse student body, situated in a rapidly growing community that has been termed a “hub of innovation”. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will receive priority in the recruitment process.


Three reasons to apply: