Statistical Learning and Data Mining Section : Job Title: Assistant Professor Data Science, Statistics at Purdue University

Job Summary

The Department of Statistics in the College of Science at Purdue University invites applications for multiple positions in Data Science to begin in August 2021 or a future date subject to negotiation.  These appointments will be at the level of assistant or associate professor.  Early career candidates with exceptional qualifications may be considered for a term-limited early career endowed professorship.

School and College
These positions come at a time of significant investment for the College of Science, comprising the statistical, mathematical, and computational sciences. We are interested in all aspects of data science and related fields. This includes, but is not limited to, the following areas:

  • Statistical learning
  • Foundation of data science
  • Big data analysis and applications for high-impact/emerging topics
  • Statistical computing, optimization, and algorithms

The Department of Statistics at Purdue University is one of the largest statistics departments in the nation. The department offers a stimulating academic environment with active research programs in most areas of statistics. The department offers undergraduate programs in Statistics and Data Science, and graduate MS and PhD programs in Statistics. For more information, see


Successful candidates will combine an outstanding record of research excellence with a commitment to effective and engaged teaching. Appointments will be made based on demonstrated research and teaching qualifications. Candidates must have a Ph.D. (or its equivalent) in Statistics, or a closely related field, or an established research record in these related areas.There are other positions in data science as well at Purdue in both the Computer Science and Mathematics departments. Candidates are encouraged to apply for all that are relevant.Successful candidates are expected to develop a vibrant research program supported by external funding, teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses to a diverse student body, and supervise graduate students. Senior faculty will also mentor junior faculty and participate in the governance of the department, the College of Science, and Purdue University by serving on faculty committees.


Applicants should apply online.  A background check will be required for employment. Review of applications and interviews will begin in December 15, 2020, and new applications will continue to be considered until positions are filled. Inquiries can be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The following materials are required:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae including a list of publications
  • Statement of research
  • Statement of teaching
  • Statement on diversity and inclusion
  • Three letters of recommendation

Purdue University's College of Science is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. We encourage candidates to address at least one of these areas in the separate statement on diversity and inclusion, indicating past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity, and inclusion. Salary and benefits are competitive, and Purdue is a dual-career friendly employer.

Equal Opportunity

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply

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