Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Employment Opportunities

Faculty Position in Statistics with Specialization in High Dimensional Data Analysis

Position #998940

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Statistics, with a preference for candidates specializing in statistical or computational methods for large and complex data. The preferred start date is August 1, 2018.

Candidates must have or anticipate a Ph.D. in Statistics or a closely related field by August 1, 2018. Successful applicants will be expected to maintain a vigorous research program and excel in teaching. They are also expected to seek external research funding, contribute to the interdisciplinary mission and statistical consulting at UNCG, and educate a diverse group of undergraduate and graduate students from various backgrounds. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

UNCG is a doctorate-granting university serving over 20,000 students. The Department of Mathematics and Statistics currently has 22 tenured/tenure-track faculty and offers graduate programs leading to Master and PhD degrees. The university is located in the Piedmont region of NC and provides easy access to major research centers in the state including Research Triangle Park, SAMSI, NISS, and NC Research Campus. Additional information about UNCG and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics can be found at and

Application materials should be submitted electronically at and by clicking on "Faculty" and going to position #998940, alternately go directly Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vita, description of current and past research and statement of teaching philosophy. Applicants are also asked to provide the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three (3) References. (At least one of these references should address the candidate's teaching abilities.) This should be completed in the References section of the electronic application. These References will be solicited by the UNCGjobsearch system via email, and asked to provide a confidential Letter of Reference/Recommendation on behalf of the applicant. This will occur immediately when an applicant applies for the position. Review of applications will begin on January 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. For questions regarding this position, please contact the search chair Dr. Xiaoli Gao ( or email

UNCG is a Minority Serving Institution, with an undergraduate student body consisting of 28% African Americans and 8% Hispanic or Latino Americans. UNCG and the Mathematics and Statistics Department foster an environment of collaboration across departments and schools and support community-engaged research. UNCG is proud of the diversity of its student body and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. UNCG is located in a metropolitan area of more than 1.6 million in the Piedmont region of North Carolina, between the Atlantic Ocean and the Appalachian Mountains. UNCG is an EOE/Affirmative Action/M/F/D/V employer and are strongly committed to increasing faculty diversity.

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