Full Professor and Chair

At a moment of great opportunity, the University of Washington invites inquiries, nominations and applications for the position of Chair of the Department of Statistics, one of the leading departments in the world. It is consistently ranked within the top 10 departments nationwide and has long been a champion of interdisciplinary research.

As part of the Division of Natural Sciences within the College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of Statistics currently has approximately 130 undergraduate majors, 62 MS students and 54 Ph.D. students as well as 30 full and part-time faculty members. At the educational core of the University is the College of Arts & Sciences; the majority of all UW students earn their degrees from among its 40 departments. 

The Chair should possess a vitae with an excellent record of research and teaching, and demonstrated leadership experience.  A Ph.D. in Statistics, Biostatistics or a related field (or foreign equivalent) is required. The Chair will become a tenured faculty member in the Department of Statistics.

Additional information is contained in our Chair of the Department of Statistics Leadership Profile.

Confidential review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For best consideration, a curriculum vitae and letter of interest should be submitted by October 4, 2019. Additional information will be requested from semi-finalists and finalists as the process progresses.

Nominations, inquiries, and expressions of interest should be submitted confidentially to the consultants supporting the search, Robert W. Luke and Julia Venetos, via email at UWStatChair@wittkieffer.com.

Applications should be submitted to the University of Washington directly via http://apply.interfolio.com/66989. Please send any materials that cannot be submitted here to the email address above.

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