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University of Central Florida

Company Information: The University of Central Florida, the nation’s second-largest university with more than 66,000 students, has grown in size, quality, diversity, and reputation in its first 50 years. Today, the university offers more than 200 degree programs at its main campus in Orlando and more than a dozen other locations. UCF is an economic engine attracting and supporting industries vital to the region’s future while providing students with real-world experience that helps them succeed after graduation. For more information, visit

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Duties and Responsibilities: The Department of Statistics at UCF is in the process of developing a Ph.D. program
in Big Data Analytics and expects to hire a nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor of
Statistics anticipated to begin in August 2018. The successful candidate will contribute to
teaching in the undergraduate and graduate programs and is expected to develop an externally funded, nationally competitive research program in big data analytics. A competitive startup package can be expected. The Department of Statistics at UCF currently offers a B.S. in Statistics, a B.S. in Actuarial Science, an M.S. in Statistical Computing with a track in Data Mining and, beginning August 2018, a Ph.D. in Big Data Analytics.

Position Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Statistics or a closely related field from a regionally accredited institution by
the start of hire is required. All but dissertation (ABD) will be considered as long as the
doctorate is completed by the date of hire. Preference will be given to those with teaching
experience in data mining and big data analytics, statistical machine learning, or a
willingness to teach courses in these areas.

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Application Information: Interested applicants must apply using the UCF on-line application system at At the time of application, applicants should also upload their letter of interest, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research interests, curriculum vitae (CV), graduate transcripts, and a list of three references with their contact information. Arrange to have three letters of reference sent to Prof. David Nickerson at

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For
more information contact the department at 407-823-5562 or visit the department’s web site at

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