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Department of Statistics

Employment Opportunities

Assistant Professor

The Department of Statistics at the University of South Carolina, Columbia invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position. This position is part of a college and university-wide initiative to advance data science by using an interdisciplinary approach. Applicants with research expertise in any area of statistics will be considered, as well as those with expertise in modern data science. Appointment for this position will commence on August 16, 2024. Applicants for this position must have a PhD in Statistics, Biostatistics, or a closely related field by the start date of employment and must provide evidence of potential to be an outstanding researcher and an excellent teacher.

Review of applications will begin November 20, 2023. We will continue to review applications until the position is filled. E-mail inquiries about the position may be sent to All applicants must submit an online application through the university’s employment system (USC Jobs) at Applicants must include a CV, a cover letter, research and teaching statements, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly by their references to the e-mail address:

The Department currently consists of twelve tenured/tenure-track faculty and seven full-time instructors. Current research areas of the faculty include survival and reliability analysis, Bayesian statistics, latent variable methods, item response theory and psychometrics, semiparametric and nonparametric inference, group and pooled testing, highly-structured or high-dimensional data, statistical learning, functional data, scalable and post-selection inference, and statistical genetics. The department has about 35 full-time graduate students and offers PhD, MS, and BS degrees. For more information about the university and the department, see and, respectively.

At the University of South Carolina, we strive to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We recognize diversity in our workforce is essential to providing academic excellence and critical to our sustainability. The University is committed to eliminating barriers created by institutional discrimination through accountability and continuous process improvement. We celebrate the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of our employees. From the Upstate to the Lowcountry, the University of South Carolina system is transforming the lives of South Carolinians through the impact of our eight institutions and twenty locations throughout the state. More than 50,000 students are enrolled at one of eight institutions, including the research campus in Columbia and comprehensive four-year universities in Aiken, Upstate, and Beaufort. In addition, our Palmetto College campuses in Salkehatchie, Union, Lancaster, and Sumter enable students to earn associate or bachelor’s degrees through a combination of in-person, online, or blended learning. All of our system institutions place strong emphasis on service—helping to build healthier, more educated communities in South Carolina and beyond.

The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.

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