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Assistant Professor, Big Data Analytics

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Position Number 38424
Class Title Assistant Professor, Big Data Analytics
Administrative Title No Administrative Function
Job Description

The Department of Statistics at the University of Central Florida (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.

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.

The University of Central Florida, one of the nation’s largest universities, 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

Position Minimum Qualifications

A Ph.D. in Statistics or a closely related field from a regionally accredited institution is required by the start of the appointment period. 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.

Special Conditions
Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

Additional Application Materials Required

UCF requires all applications and supporting documents to be submitted electronically through the Human Resources website, 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 professional references with their contact information. Applicants must also arrange to have three letters of reference sent to Prof. David Nickerson at

Note: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents at a later date.

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

FTE 1.0-Full-Time
Requisition Number 701143
Job Open Date 10/06/2017
Job Close Date 01/04/2018
Open until filled No
Division Academic Affairs
College/Area College of Sciences (COS)
Department COS-Statistics
Annual Salary Negotiable
Type of Appointment Regular
Job Category Faculty
Work Location Orlando (Main)
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  1. Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  2. Cover Letter
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