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Department of Statistics

Employment Opportunities

Assistant/Associate Professor Position

Big Data and Data Science

The Department of Statistics at the University of South Carolina, Columbia invites applications and/or nominations for an Assistant or Associate Professor position in Statistics. The research focus for this position is in the theory, methodology, and computational aspects related to data science and the analysis of big data, including such research areas as multiple testing, machine learning, uncertainty quantification, data integration, complex data structures, anomaly detection, and data visualization; other related research areas will be considered. The appointment will commence August 2019.

 Applicants must have a PhD in the statistical sciences and must show potential to become an outstanding researcher and demonstrate evidence of excellence in teaching. Review of applications will begin November 30, 2018; for full consideration, complete applications must be received no later than December 15, 2018. Inquiries about the position may be sent to All applicants must fill out an online application through the University’s online 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 for full consideration.

The Department currently consists of twelve tenured/tenure-track faculty and seven full-time instructors. Current research areas of the faculty and graduate students include survival analysis and reliability, Bayesian statistics and Bayesian nonparametrics, latent variable methods, semiparametric methods, highly structured data, simultaneous inference, stochastic processes and statistical education. The Department has approximately 40 full-time graduate students each year and offers PhD, MS, Master of Applied Statistics (MAS), Certificate of Graduate Study in Applied Statistics and BS degrees. For more information about the University and the Department see the websites and

The University of South Carolina System ( comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), 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 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, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, veteran status or genetics.