Associate or Full Professor - Cornell University

Cornell University invites nominations and applications for the position of associate or full professor in the Department of Statistics and Data Science ( The department has a strong tradition of theoretical and interdisciplinary research and teaching that takes advantage of Cornell University's extensive and diverse academic community. The department itself is an interdisciplinary partnership that includes the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS), the College of Computing and Information Science (Bowers CIS), and the School of Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR). Specializations ranging from mathematical statistics, computational statistics and machine learning to the development of statistical methods for astrophysics, ecology, economics, epidemiology, financial modeling, genomics, high dimensional data, neurobiology, legal studies, medicine, public health and risk management.

The tenure-track position will be hired at the rank of associate or full professor in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The position is 50% research and 50% teaching. Applicants should have a recognized research program in one or more of the following areas: statistical methodology, statistical theory, or data science. Candidates should be able to demonstrate a commitment to undergraduate and graduate education, and a commitment to collaboration, collegiality and building an inclusive academic environment. A PhD in statistics, biostatistics, or related field is required.

Statistics and Data Science has 18 tenured and tenure-track professors, 4 lecturers, 42 PhD graduate students, 75 MPS graduate students and over 200 undergraduates. The department is integral to several of Cornell University's Radical Collaborative Initiatives including Data Science, Sustainability, Digital Agriculture, Genome Biology, and Infection Biology. Opportunities exist for a faculty member to integrate departmental activities with broader university programs and the profession by substantially growing the department's visibility and stature.

Cornell University is located in Ithaca, New York, a city of about 35,000 people in the heart of the Finger Lakes region. Both Cornell University and the City of Ithaca offer a wide range of cultural and outdoor activities, with the pleasures of both city and country close at hand. Ithaca is Gorges!

Confidential review of applications will begin January 3, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. For consideration, a curriculum vitae, a letter of interest including career goals, a statement of research and funding aims, a statement of teaching and mentoring philosophy, and a statement of contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion should be submitted. Contact information for references is requested, but will only be used, with permission from finalists.

Nominations, inquiries, and expressions of interest should be submitted confidentially to the search committee chair, David S. Matteson Interested applicants should apply at

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