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Assistant Professor of Statistical Machine Learning

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To apply for the position, candidates should visit and provide all of the requested information. At this site, candidates should also upload an application letter, a curriculum vita, a research summary statement that highlights an interest in and contributions to statistical machine learning research, a statement on teaching philosophy, and an unofficial copy of the graduate school transcript. Upon receipt of the application, the three references supplied by the applicant will be asked to submit letters of recommendation at the same website. Applications will be considered until the position is filled, and those received by January 2, 2018, will receive full consideration. For more information about the department and the university, please go to

Position Information

Position Information

Faculty Rank Assistant Professor
Posting Number 2017_00511F
Posting Type
Working Title Assistant Professor of Statistical Machine Learning
Title Code 55100
Retirement Plan TRS or ORP
Salary Range
Job Summary

The Department of Statistics at the University of Georgia invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in the area of Statistical Machine Learning, starting August 2018. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in Statistics or a closely related discipline by August 1, 2018, and scholarly credentials must reflect a strong commitment to teaching and research in statistical machine learning. Successful applicants are expected to develop a research program that will be competitive for external funding.

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students, and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ( Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.
Georgia is well known for its quality of life in regard to both outdoor and urban activities ( UGA is a land and sea grant institution located in Athens, 70 miles northeast of Atlanta, the state capital (; UGA typically ranks in the top 25 on national rankings of public research universities ( ) and Athens, Georgia is frequently ranked as one of the best places to live in the US;

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. degree in Statistics or a closely related discipline by August 1, 2018

Preferred Qualifications

Scholarly credentials must reflect a strong commitment to teaching and research in statistical machine learning.

Degree Level Doctorate
Posting Date 10/12/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Closing Date
Appointment Status Regular
Location of Vacancy Athens Area

Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Teaching Portfolio/Philosophy
  4. Research Portfolio/Philosophy
  5. Unofficial Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. List of References with Contact Information