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Job Postings

The University of British Columbia, Vancouver invites applications for one or more Postdoctoral Teaching & Learning Fellow positions associated with the Master of Data Science (MDS) program. The MDS program focuses on the innovative and responsible use of Data Science tools across a broad spectrum of data types and domain areas. It is a 10-month, full-time program, delivered in course modules of four-week durations. The last two months are devoted to a capstone project....

About UBC

The University of British Columbia is a globally-recognized institution for teaching, learning, and research, consistently ranked among the top 20 public universities in the world. UBC researchers are constantly expanding the boundaries of knowledge and delivering innovations to improve lives and address the key challenges of our world. Internationally renowned, the Department of Statistics is located on the Point Grey campus of The University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC Canada. Faculty members excel in both theory and methodology development as well as collaborative...

UBC’s campuses are located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Syilx (Okanagan) Peoples and of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the territories of the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil- Waututh) Nations.

The Opportunity

The Faculty of Science at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver seeks candidates who self-identify as Black for two tenure-stream Assistant/Associate Professors with an expected start date of 1 July 2024. While appointments are expected...

The Michael Smith Laboratories in the Faculty of Science at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver seeks candidates for a tenure-stream position in Computational Cell Biology. It is expected that the successful applicant will be appointed at the rank of Assistant Professor, tenure track, although a higher rank might be possible for an outstanding candidate of exceptional qualifications who also meets the eligibility requirement to apply for a CRC Tier 2. The expected start date is July 1, 2024, or as soon as possible thereafter.

This is a search for candidates in the area...

The Department of Statistics in the Faculty of Science at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver invites applications from outstanding new investigators for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of statistical machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2024 or January 1, 2025.

This position is offered as part of a new,...

Applications for the 2024 academic year is now Open!

Deadline for applications is midnight Sunday March 24th

The Department of Statistics is hiring several TA and marker positions for 2024.

Positions may be available for:

DSCI 100 – Introduction to Data Science

DSCI 310 -  Reproducible and Trustworthy Workflows for Data Science

Stat 200 – Elementary Statistics for Applications

Stat 201 - Statistical Inference for Data Science...

Research Highlight

Statistical learning, sometimes called machine learning, is becoming ever more important as a component of data science, and department members have had active research in this area for more than a decade.  Statistical learning methods include classification and regression (supervised learning) and clustering (unsupervised learning).  Current research topics of faculty members and their graduate students include construction of phylogenetic trees in evolution, ensembles of models and sparse clustering.  Applications include the search for novel pharmaceutical drugs and detection of biogenic patterns.


Feb 29 2024 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Yichen Zhang, UBC Statistics PhD Student
ESB 4192 / Zoom
Mar 5 2024 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Ben Marshall, Regional Director, Americas, Society of Actuaries
ESB 4192 / Zoom
Mar 7 2024 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Ariane Hanebeck, PhD Student, Technical University of Munich
ESB 4192 / Zoom
Mar 15 2024 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Trevor Campbell, UBC Statistics Associate Professor
ESB 1012/ Zoom


UBC Statistics 4th year student Abhinav Kansal captivated audiences at the prestigious National Collegiate Research Conference (NCRC) 2024, held at Harvard University...

The Department of Statistics is soliciting nominations for the Department of Statistics Award in Data Science, an award to recognize the importance of developing and applying tools to answer important questions through the analysis of data....

UBC Statistics Associate Professor Daniel McDonald is taking the lead on multiple projects within Carnegie Mellon University's Innovators group. These...

The Statistics Department offers several types of free statistical consultation, via STAT 551, SOS and STAT 450/550, as follows:

  • STAT 450/550/540: Term 2 only, open to anyone, via students mentored by faculty; accepting...