Assistant Professor – Data Science

University of Guelph

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Guelph invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the areas of data science or analytics, spatial-temporal statistics, statistical/machine learning, multivariate statistics, or big data. The successful candidate will actively participate in the newly established University of Guelph Master of Data Science (MDS) program. The anticipated start date of the position is August 1, 2022.

The successful applicant should or will have a Ph.D. in mathematics, statistics, or a closely related area. They should have an established record of, or potential to develop, an independent program of research with global impact funded by Canadian and international agencies (e.g., NSERC, CIHR, NIH, SHHRC) leading to international recognition. This program will be in the area of mathematical and statistical approaches to data science and/or theoretical, methodological, or ethical foundations of data science. Applicants should have experience in the applications of data science and willingness to collaborate with researchers in other disciplines.

Applicants must have the inspiration and ability to teach and supervise undergraduate and graduate students. They will be expected to develop and offer graduate courses related to data science, to broadly contribute to the teaching mandate of the department at the undergraduate level including courses in both the Mathematical Sciences major and service courses, and to supervise students in graduate and undergraduate research.

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is housed in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Guelph. We are an active and dynamic group of researchers and educators working in a wide range of fields in mathematics and statistics. We are proud to offer both undergraduate and graduate degree programs to help prepare students for careers in Mathematical Science. Our department is hosting the newly launched professional Master of Data Science program which, beyond standard data science skills, is dedicated to handling data in space and time, understanding data ethics throughout the data life cycle and developing strong communication skills for knowledge transfer/dissemination.

The University of Guelph is the third largest employer in Guelph, a city of approximately 130,000 people, located about an hour drive west of Toronto, Ontario. University of Guelph is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada with an enrolment of over 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students across over 40 academic units. The University is known for its commitment to student learning, innovative research, and collaboration with world-class partners. It is a unique place, with transformative research and teaching and a distinctive campus culture. People who learn and work here are shaped and inspired by a shared purpose: To Improve Life. Reflecting that shared purpose in every experience connected to our university positions us to create positive change, here and around the world. Our University community shares a profound sense of social responsibility, a drive for international development, and an obligation to address global issues.

Assessment of applications will begin on June 10, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applications should submit the following materials: (i) a cover letter; (ii) a lifetime curriculum vitae; (iii) a 1-2 page research statement; (iv) a 1-2 page teaching statement (optional to include teaching dossier); (v) three (3) letters of recommendation. Applications should be sent to mathjobs.

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

The University recognizes that applicants may have had obligations outside of work that have negatively impacted their record of achievements (e.g., parental, elder care, and/or medical). You are not required to disclose these obligations in the hiring process. If you choose to do so, the University will ensure that these obligations do not negatively impact the assessment of your qualifications for the position.

The University of Guelph resides on the ancestral lands of the Attawandaron people, and the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and we 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.

If you require medical accommodation during the recruitment or selection process, please contact Occupational Health and Wellness at 519-824-4120 x52674.