Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer

for University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA

Job Description

## Posting Summary:

The Department of Statistics at the University of Virginia invites applications for two Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer positions to contribute to research and education in computational science and data science. The two positions will collaborate with the Department of Computer Science, which is also conducting searches for two additional Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer positions. These positions are for three years, renewed annually contingent on satisfactory performance.

Successful applicants will become part of an exciting cross-disciplinary research group spanning traditional statistical and computer science research modes. Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturers will benefit from close relationships with faculty in both departments, as well as the opportunity to expand their professional networks and travel to conferences and workshops. To support newly developed undergraduate curricula, successful applicants will be expected to teach one course per semester in an area related to data and computational sciences.

Applicants must present evidence of outstanding accomplishments and promise in research and teaching, as well as evidence of ability and commitment to collaborative research. Priority will be given to applicants with strengths in one of the following areas of research (broadly defined): Machine Learning, Network Science, or Analysis of High-Dimensional Massive Data.

The anticipated start date of these positions is August 25, 2015.

Centrally located in Virginia, Charlottesville boasts a thriving cultural life, easy access to recreational venues and convenient travel to Richmond, Washington D. C. and SAMSI, which make Charlottesville a most desirable place to live.

Qualifications:
Applicants must be on track to receive a Ph. D. in Statistics or a related field by May 2015 and must hold a Ph. D. at the time of appointment.

Application Instructions:
Review of applications will begin in April 10, 2015; however positions will remain open until filled.

To apply, candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVa (https://jobs. virginia. edu), search on posting number 0615997 and attach the following required documents:
cover letter,
curriculum vitae, statement of research interest, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and contact information for at least three references.

For all questions, contact Karen Dalton, kwd2n@virginia. edu; (434) 924-3222

The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

## University Leadership Characteristics:

*For Thomas Jefferson, learning was an integral part of life. The "academical village" is based on the assumption that the life of the mind is a pursuit for all participants in the University, that learning is a lifelong and shared process, and that interaction between scholars and students enlivens the pursuit of knowledge. *

University Human Resources strives to identify applicants who will contribute as high potential employees, leaders and managers. We employ individuals who foster and promote the University mission and purpose. Successful candidates exemplify Uncommon Integrity; they are honest, trusted, team-oriented and live the core values of the University. These candidates display Great Judgment, by practicing evidence-based decision-making. They are Strategically Focused by contributing to and achieving department goals and vision. They set high performance standards and hold themselves accountable by Aggressively Executing these standards. These employees also develop a Deep Passion for the University and the impact it has on students, faculty, alumni and community. Successful candidates identify their personal career goals and development opportunities. They contribute to team success by Leading Talent through individual efforts.

## Required Applicant Documents:

CV / Resume
Cover Letter
Contact information for 3 References - name, email, phone
Statement of Teaching Philosophy (Faculty Only)
Statement of Research Interest

## Employment Conditions for Faculty

U. Va. will perform background checks including receipt of official transcripts from the institution granting the highest degree for all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

## EO/AA Statement:

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

*Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)? :* No

*Organization (Position Organization):* 31915 AS-Statistics

*Rank:* Lecturer

*Preferred EducationWhat level of education is preferred to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of the position? Choose one. :* No Response

*Location:* Charlottesville

*Position Type:* Teaching and Research Faculty

*Department:* Department of Statistics

*Area of Interest:* No Response

*Academic Year for Position? (e. g. 2015):* 2016

*Employment Posting Category:* Faculty

*E-mail a Friend:* jobs. virginia. edu/applicants/Central? quickFind=75635

*Working Title:* Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer

*Appointment Type:* Teaching and Research

*Posting Date:* 03-12-2015

*Type of Application:(required to apply for this posting):* Candidate Profile

*Posting Number:* 0615997

*Required EducationWhat is the minimum level of formal education required to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of the position? Choose one. :* No Response

*Closing Date:* Open Until Filled

*Posting for UVA Employees Only:* No Response

*Tenure Status:* Tenure Ineligible, w/o Expectation of Continued Employment
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