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Job Postings

The Department of Statistics at the University of British Columbia’s Vancouver Campus invites applications for a full-time, three-year Data Science Lecturer appointment commencing September 1, 2024, or earlier. The appointment may be renewed subject to the need of the department, availability of funding, and demonstration of excellence in teaching. The terms and conditions of the Lecturer appointment are in accordance with the Collective Agreement between UBC and the UBC Faculty Association.

The successful...

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...

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

The Bayesian paradigm for statistical inference uses expert knowledge, formulated in terms of probability distributions of unknown parameters of interest.   These distributions, called prior distributions, are combined with data to provide new information about parameters, via new parameter distributions called posterior distributions.  One research theme centers on devising new Bayesian methodologies, i.e., new statistical models with which Bayesian inferences can provide particular scientific insight. Quantifying the statistical properties of such methods and contrasting with non-Bayesian alternatives is an active area of research.  Bayesian methods can  lead to computational challenges, and another research theme centers on efficient computation of Bayesian solutions. The development of computational techniques for determining posterior distributions, such as Monte Carlo methods, is a rich area of research activity, with particular emphasis on Markov Chain Monte Carlo methods and sequential Monte Carlo methods.


Jun 25 2024 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Miguel Biron-Lattes, UBC Statistics PhD student
ESB 4192 / Zoom
Jul 8 2024 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
UBC Vancouver Campus
Jul 9 2024 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
UBC Vancouver Campus
Jul 10 2024 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
UBC Vancouver Campus


The Nash Medal in Statistics in the 2023-2024 academic year is awarded to Yihang He, who graduates with a...

The Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute (CANSSI) has named Evan Sidrow as a Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow for 2024-2026.

The Statistical Society of Canada (SSC) recently announced Statistics Professor Alexandre Bouchard-Côté as the recipient of this year’s CRM-SSC Prize in...

We are thrilled to announce the winner of our logo design contest! After careful consideration and review of all the fantastic entries, we have selected...

Nikola Surjanovic has been a PhD student in the UBC Department of Statistics since September 2021, and he is the holder of the prestigious Vanier Scholarship. He is supervised by Professors Alexandre Bouchard-Côté and Trevor Campbell.