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Assistant Professor in Statistics

University of Winnipeg

The Opportunity

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at The University of Winnipeg invites outstanding candidates to apply for a tenure-track appointment in Statistics at the rank of Assistant Professor. Subject to budgetary approval, this position will commence July 1, 2019. Salary levels will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The successful candidate will be welcomed into a supportive and collegial department with a record of teaching and research excellence. The University of Winnipeg ranks highly among primarily undergraduate universities for external science grant funding, and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics has a strong record of success in obtaining research funding. Research strengths in the department currently include shrinkage and penalty methods, survival analysis, joint modeling, time series, and survey methodology. The department has fourteen tenured, tenure-track and continuing appointment faculty members. Further information about the department, including descriptions of courses offered, is available at


Candidates must have, or be near completion of, a PhD in statistics or biostatistics at the start date of the appointment. The successful candidate will demonstrate potential for excellent teaching at the undergraduate level, provide evidence of high-quality research, and have a strong potential for external research funding. Candidates must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Individuals with expertise in any area of statistics are invited to apply. Areas of particular interest include: data science, longitudinal data analysis, time series, statistical/machine learning, computational statistics, and biostatistics. The main criteria for selecting a candidate will be teaching excellence and research excellence.


The successful candidate will be expected to: teach a wide range of courses in statistics; supervise student research projects; establish and maintain an active research program; and apply for external research funding. As well, the successful candidate will be expected to work collegially with department members and to participate in departmental and university service.

Application process

Applicants are requested to submit a complete application that will include:
• a cover letter
• a current curriculum vitae
• a research statement describing past research achievements and future research plans
• a teaching statement and evidence of teaching effectiveness, including teaching evaluations, if available
• up to three (3) publications

Applicants must submit all of the above materials through The University of Winnipeg’s online recruitment system,

Please indicate in your application whether you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

In addition, candidates should arrange for the three letters of reference to be sent by the referees directly to:
Dr. Anna Stokke, Chair
Department of Mathematics and Statistics

The selection committee will begin reviewing applications on February 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled; full consideration is assured for applications received by February 14, 2019.

Enquiries may be addressed to Dr. Anna Stokke, Chair,

The University of Winnipeg is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research environments, and is essential to academic and institutional excellence. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals and encourage women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity to confidentially self-identify at time of application. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Additional information on the University of Winnipeg is available at