Assistant Professor, Statistics - Department of Statistics, Purdue University

Job Summary

The Department of Statistics at Purdue University invites applications for a tenure-track position beginning August 2021 at the rank of Assistant Professor. This is one of four new tenure-track faculty positions in the Department of Statistics. The Department of Statistics website provides information on all open positions. Purdue University seeks to attract exceptional candidates in all areas of Statistics. Successful candidates will be expected to lead cutting-edge, independent research in their field.

School and College

These positions come at a time of dynamic leadership and with significant investment in the College of Science, which comprises the computing, physical, and life sciences at Purdue. The College has committed considerable resources in Data Science and provides highly competitive start-up packages in Statistics. The Department of Statistics has 38 tenured and tenure-track faculty members, 16 lecturers, 160 graduate students, and a large number of undergraduates. The Department’s teaching and research activities cover a broad range of topics integral to modern statistics (theoretical, methodological, computational, and applied), probability, and data science, as well as connections to computational finance and actuarial science, industrial statistics, machine learning and artificial intelligence, spatial statistics and environmental statistics, and statistical genetics and genomics.  For more information, see


All applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Statistics or a related field, and be committed to excellence in research as well as teaching and mentoring of undergraduates and graduate students in Statistics.

Review of applications will begin in November 30, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. A background check will be required for employment in this position. For additional information, contact Arman Sabbaghi via e-mail at


Submit applications online, uploading your Cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, Research statement, Teaching statement, Statement on mentoring both graduate and undergraduate students, and Diversity and Inclusion statement.

The latter four statements should describe the applicant’s future plans and proposed activities for research, teaching, mentoring, and promoting diversity and inclusion, respectively. Three or more reference letters should be submitted to the following email address:

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 a separate Diversity and Inclusion Statement, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

Equal Opportunity

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