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The Faculty of Science at the University of British Columbia is seeking applications for the position of Head of the Department of Statistics. The Department is committed to excellence in statistics research and education, and plays a key role in a range of interdisciplinary initiatives, including data science, biostatistics, and statistical consulting. Further information about the department can be found at http://www.stat.ubc.ca/.

We seek a dynamic individual with an excellent international research profile, a strong commitment to educational programs at both the undergraduate and graduate level, a compelling vision for the future of the Department of Statistics at UBC, and demonstrated leadership abilities, including management, organizational, communication, and consensus-building skills.  The successful candidate will be responsible for the overall academic and non-academic leadership of the Department, and will be a strong advocate for the Department within the University and in the national and international arenas.

The position is for a five-year term and will be available beginning July 1, 2018. The successful candidate must hold a tenured professorial position at the University of British Columbia, with strong preference being given to a faculty member currently at the rank of Professor. The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.

Nominations are strongly encouraged and should be sent to scidean [at] science.ubc.ca.

The deadline for applications is March 7, 2018; applications will be processed as soon as they are received.  Applications, consisting of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, publication list and the names and addresses (including e-mail addresses when possible) of at least two references, should be sent to:

Dr. Simon Peacock
Dean of Science
University of British Columbia 2178-2207 Main Mall   Vancouver, B. C.
Canada  V6T 1Z4

Tel: (604) 822-3337
Fax: (604) 822-0677
E-mail: scidean [at] science.ubc.ca