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Department of Statistics

Employment Opportunities

Visiting Assistant Professor

The Department of Statistics at the University of South Carolina, Columbia invites applications for multiple Visiting Assistant Professor positions in Statistics and Data Science. Applicants must have a PhD in the statistical sciences and must be committed to excellence in teaching. A successful applicant is expected to teach service courses to undergraduate students and courses to undergraduate and graduate majors in statistics. Additional opportunities to collaborate on research, both within and outside the department, are available and will be encouraged. The start date is January 1, 2022. This is an annual appointment that may be renewed for an additional year, contingent upon satisfactory performance, departmental needs, and the availability of funding. This position is ideal for the candidate who is thinking about pursuing a career in academics with teaching as a major focus.

Review of applications will begin immediately; complete applications must be received no later than November 1, 2021. Inquiries about the position 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, research and teaching statements, and the names and contact information, including telephone number and email address, 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, 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 System ( is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC 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.

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, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.

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