Available positions


Open Positions in Statistics or Biostatistics

The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science in the Faculty of Mathematics at the University of Waterloo is in an exciting period of expansion and invites applications for two or more tenure-track or tenured faculty positions. These positions may be at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or, in very special cases, Full Professor. Interested candidates from any area of Statistics or Biostatistics are encouraged to apply. One or more of these positions will be aligned with a departmental Data Science initiative, so applications from candidates in this area are especially encouraged. Requirements include a PhD in Statistics, Biostatistics or related areas, a potential or proven ability to develop an internationally recognized research program, excellent communication skills, and a strong commitment to teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. The expected start date for these positions is July 1, 2018 though the actual start date is flexible.

The University of Waterloo is one of Canada’s leading universities with more than 30,000 full and part-time students in undergraduate and graduate programs. The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science is one of the top academic units for the statistical and actuarial sciences in the world and is home to more than 45 research active full-time faculty and over 150 graduate students in programs including Statistics, Biostatistics, Quantitative Finance and Actuarial Science. The department offers a vibrant research environment for a wide range of areas including statistical theory, applied probability, analysis of longitudinal and event history data, methods for incomplete data, statistical learning, computational statistics, finance and risk management, survey methods, industrial statistics, and interdisciplinary collaborative work. The department benefits from close relationships with many research groups on campus including the Survey Research Centre, the Business and Industrial Statistics Research Group, the Computational Statistics Research Group, the Waterloo Research Institute in Insurance, Securities and Quantitative Finance, the School of Public Health and Health Systems, the Propel Centre for Population Health Impact, the Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change, and the Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience.

Interested individuals should apply using MathJobs (www.mathjobs.org/jobs). Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, teaching evaluation summaries (if available) and up to three reprints/preprints. In addition, applicants should arrange to have at least three reference letters submitted on their behalf. Completed applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. The application deadline is September 15, 2017. The salary offered will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The salary range for these positions is $110,000 to $150,000. Negotiations beyond this salary range will be considered for exceptionally qualified candidates.                                                                      

Inquiries may be addressed to

Stefan Steiner, Chair
Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science
University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo ON N2L 3G1, CANADA

The University of Waterloo respects, appreciates and encourages diversity. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals, including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Three reasons to apply: http://uwaterloo.ca/fauw/why.

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Canada 150 research chair positions

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Located in the heart of Waterloo region, the University of Waterloo is at the forefront of innovation, and home to world-changing research and inspired teaching. At the hub of a growing network of global partnerships, Waterloo will shape the future by building bridges with industry and between disciplines, institutions and communities. From quantum computing and nanotechnology to climate change and sustainable communities, engineering, health sciences and the digital economy, ideas that will change the world are at the heart of who we are.
uWaterloo is seeking exceptional scholars and researchers for a number of Canada 150 Research Chair opportunities. Chair appointments in any one of our six Faculties (Applied Health Sciences, Arts, Engineering, Environment, Mathematics, or Science) are possible.
Candidates will have a PhD or equivalent in a relevant discipline, with relevant professional designation or licensure. The candidate will propose an innovative program of high-quality research. Evidence of an exceptional research program and supervising graduate students is required. Ability to provide leadership and a desire to collaborate with other researchers in closely related fields is required.
Duties include research, teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level, service to the unit, and the supervision of graduate students. The successful candidate will have a reduced teaching load during the term of the Chair.  Salary will be commensurate with credentials and experience.
Successful candidates will be appointed to a full-time tenure or tenure-track position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor within a relevant department/school. All candidates are subject to review by the Canada 150 Secretariat, and appointment as a Chair is conditional on their approval (www.canada150.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/). The University of Waterloo is committed to providing candidates with the support required to secure the research chair.
To be eligible, researchers who are working and residing outside of Canada, including Canadian expatriates, are eligible for the program. Candidates will be outstanding scholars with an international reputation. The University understands the impact that legitimate career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement and encourages candidates to explain in their application the impact this may have on their record. Contact the Office of Research for full Canada150 program information, including further details on eligibility criteria.
The closing date is August 1, 2017. Send curriculum vitae, cover letter and a list of up to five sample publication references, in confidence to: Dr. Charmaine Dean, Vice-President, University Research, Office of Research, University of Waterloo at canada150-chairs@uwaterloo.ca.
The University of Waterloo is committed to equity and respects, appreciates and encourages diversity. We welcome applications from all individuals including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities.
"Three reasons to apply: http://uwaterloo.ca/fauw/why.”