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Department of Statistics

Employment Opportunities

Multiple Instructor Positions

The Department of Statistics at the University of South Carolina, Columbia invites applications for multiple Instructor positions. Strong preference will be given to applicants who have a PhD in the statistical sciences and are committed to excellence in teaching. Exceptionally strong candidates with a master’s degree in the statistical sciences will also be considered. A successful applicant is expected to teach service courses to undergraduate students and courses for undergraduate majors in statistics. Additional opportunities to collaborate on research, both within and outside the department, are available and will be encouraged. This position is ideal for the candidate who is thinking about pursuing a career in academics with teaching as the primary focus. 

The start date is August 16, 2022. This is a 9-month non-tenure track appointment, renewable based on Dean’s approval, satisfactory performance, departmental needs, and the availability of funding. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. Inquiries about the positions may be sent to All applicants must fill out an online application through the University’s employment system “USC Jobs” at Candidates should be prepared to upload a CV, a cover letter, teaching statement, and the names and contact information, including telephone number and email address, of three references. In your teaching statement, please discuss how you will contribute to diversity through teaching. 

The Department currently consists of twelve tenured/tenure-track faculty and five full-time instructors. Current research areas of the faculty include survival analysis, big data/data science, Bayesian methods, latent variable models, semiparametric and nonparametric methods, functional data analysis, mathematical statistics, stochastic processes, 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. 

The University of South Carolina is a globally recognized, high-impact research university committed to a superior student experience and dedicated to innovation in learning, research and community engagement. Founded in 1801, the university offers more than 300-degree programs and is a top-tier Carnegie Foundation research institution. More than 50,000 students are enrolled at one of 20 locations throughout the state, including the research campus in Columbia. With 60 nationally ranked academic programs including top-ranked programs in international business, the nation’s best honors college and distinguished programs in engineering, law, medicine, public health and the arts, the university is helping to build healthier, more educated communities in South Carolina and around the world. 

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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