Assistant Professor - The Department of Statistics at Purdue University

The Department of Statistics at Purdue University seeks to hire two tenure-track Assistant professors to begin in August 2018 in the area of data science and machine learning. Applicants with interests in novel computational and methodological approaches to complex data, as well as applicants with foundational interests in the computational theory for complex data will be considered. 

The Department of Statistics offers a stimulating and nurturing academic environment with research programs in a broad-range of areas, including bioinformatics, computational statistics, data science, mathematical statistics, probability, and spatial statistics. These positions will be split between the Department of Statistics (75%) and the Department of Computer Science (25%), joining other faculty with joint appointments in Computer Science or other departments. Further information about the department is available at

All applicants should hold a Ph.D. in Statistics or a related field by the time of employment, and be committed to excellence in research and teaching. Salary and benefits are highly competitive. Please visit to apply. A background check will be required for employment in this position. 

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Purdue University’s Department of Statistics is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity, and inclusion. 

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.