Open Positions in the Department of Statistics

Advanced Associate or Full Professor

The University of Pittsburgh Dietrich School of Arts and Science is seeking applications for a tenured position in the Department of Statistics beginning September 2018, at the level of advanced associate or full professor.

The candidate should have established a strong methodological research program in mainstream modern statistics, with a solid record of publications and research funding. Ideally the candidate’s research can be related to the advantages of Pitt’s resources, such as diverse departments within the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, strong medical school, and the newly established School of Computing and Information. The successful candidate must also demonstrate excellence in teaching, mentoring graduate and/or undergraduate students, and administration. Tenured faculty in the Department of Statistics serve as chair on a rotating basis, and the candidate should expect to serve as chair in the near future, if not immediately upon employment. (This position is subject to final budgetary approval.)

The department currently has eight tenure-stream faculty, two senior lecturers, and is recruiting for two more lecturers. There are over forty 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, the Department of Industrial Engineering in the School of Engineering, 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 ninth in science and engineering research funding and fifth in NIH funding.

Find additional information about the department. Informal inquiries about this positon may be directed to Dr. Yu Cheng, Interim Chair, at Applicants should submit a detailed cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference. For each reference, you will have the opportunity to input an email address, and an email notification will be sent to the designated address with instructions about uploading the letters to our system. Candidates should apply online.  Review of applications will begin January 8, 2018, and will continue until the 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/F/Vets/Disable.

Open Adjunct Faculty Positions

The Department of Statistics at the University of Pittsburgh invites inquiries and applications for adjunct faculty positions for teaching one or more courses on a part-time basis.

Candidates will be expected to teach a semester-long introductory undergraduate statistics course or a course in statistical practice that is based on the applicant’s specialty and experience in any domain of statistical applications. For introductory teaching, extensive support materials are available.

Minimum qualifications include a master’s degree in statistics or related field. Appropriate professional experience and/or a doctorate are preferred.

For additional information, please contact Dr. Zhao Ren, at To apply, submit a cover letter and a curriculum vitae to Professor Ren at the above address.