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Department of Statistics

Employment Opportunities

Assistant Professor and Open Rank Positions

Statistics/Data Science

The Department of Statistics at the University of South Carolina, Columbia invites applications for two faculty positions in statistics and data science. One position will be at the tenure-track Assistant Professor rank, while the other position’s rank will be open (tenure-track Assistant Professor or Associate/Full Professor). All research areas in statistics will be considered, and applicants with expertise in modern data science are especially encouraged to apply. Appointments for both positions will commence August 16, 2022.

Applicants for the tenure-track Assistant Professor position must have a PhD in Statistics, Biostatistics, or a closely related field by the start date of employment, potential for outstanding research, and demonstrated evidence of excellence in teaching. Applicants for Associate or Full Professor rank must have an established record of excellence in research, teaching, and service to the profession.  Review of applications will begin December 1, 2021 and will continue until both positions are filled. Inquiries about the positions may be sent to All applicants must submit an online application through the University’s employment system (USC Jobs) at (Assistant Professor:; Open Rank: Applicants must include a CV, a cover letter, research and teaching statements, and the names and contact information of three references.

The Department currently consists of twelve tenured/tenure-track faculty and five full-time instructors. Current research areas of the faculty include survival analysis, Bayesian statistics, latent variable methods, semiparametric and nonparametric modeling, highly structured data, deep learning, functional data, stochastic processes, and statistical genetics. The Department has about 40 full-time graduate students and offers PhD, MS, and BS degrees. For more information about the University and the Department, see and, respectively.

The University of South Carolina System ( is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801), three regional comprehensive universities (Aiken, Beaufort and Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (Lancaster, Salkehatchie, Sumter, Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment. The University of South Carolina's main campus is located in Columbia, the state capital, a city with lively downtown areas, abundant parks, a few rivers, plenty of restaurants and shops, art galleries and music venues, nearby hiking, and more.

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