Faculty Positions

Position Title / Rank: Assistant Professor in Computational Statistics

College: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences

Department: Mathematics and Statistics

Deadline: February 15, 2018 or until a suitable candidate is found
Please reference AD #17-63

Position Description:

The Department of Mathematics & Statistics is seeking candidates for a full-time, tenure-track (12 months per year) research-intensive faculty position in Computational Statistics at the Assistant Professor level. The position will be in support of the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF) project Food from Thought, Agricultural Systems for a Healthy Planet. The goal of this project is to exponentially increase our ability to leverage Big Data for the benefit of food production and biodiversity at global, landscape and micro scales of research and innovation through strong multidisciplinary research. The Food from Thought initiative will integrate and strengthen the University’s data management and analysis capabilities across our facilities and our partners, and better support and incubate faculty and student innovations.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in the discipline of Statistics, Bioinformatics or equivalent. Expertise in computational and statistical aspects of Big Data and/or Bioinformatics must be supported by demonstrated or potential excellence in scientific publication. In addition, the applicant must have demonstrated or potential excellence in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

The successful candidate is expected to secure extramural research funding and lead an innovative and collaborative research program involving Big Data and data analytics of food production. He/she will be provided with opportunities for collaboration with leading scientists in related disciplines, as well as industry partners. Although this position will benefit from partial teaching release for up to seven years in order to support the Food from Thought research program, the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to teaching bioinformatics and statistics courses at all possible levels, as well as advising and supervising of graduate and undergraduate students.

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is a research-intensive department with successful programs for graduate and undergraduate students. Areas of research include statistical genetics and genomics, statistical epidemiology, mathematical modelling, evolutionary algorithms and dynamics of complex systems.

The University of Guelph is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada with an enrolment of about 23,000 students. It is located in Guelph, Ontario (population of approximately 120,000) and is a one-hour drive west of Toronto, Ontario.  It has a long-standing tradition of excellence in research, particularly in agriculture and biosciences.

Consideration of applications will begin on February 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a single PDF, comprising a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, and the names of three persons who will serve as references in that order. Send your PDF to jhorrock@uoguelph.ca.

Julie Horrocks, Chair
Department of Mathematics & Statistics
College of Engineering and Physical Sciences
University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, N1G 2W1

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Guelph acknowledges the Attawandaron people on whose traditional territory the University of Guelph resides and offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them.

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.