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Lecturer Position in Statistics

The Department of Statistics at the University of British Columbia’s Vancouver Campus invites application for a full-time 12 month lecturer appointment commencing January 1, 2023, 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 candidate will work the equivalent of teaching a total of six three-credit courses in our undergraduate program over the term of the appointment.

It is anticipated that applicants must hold a Master’s degree (Ph.D. preferred) in Statistics or a related field, have prior university teaching experience, and have demonstrated potential to provide quality undergraduate instruction. Interest and aptitude in teaching our first year data-science course are required. Instructors in this course need to have, or acquire, skills in version control (e.g., via Git and GitHub), literate code documents (e.g., Jupyter or R Markdown), and R programming. Interest and aptitude in also teaching both introductory and upper-level statistics courses are strongly preferred.

Applicants must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills including co-teaching experience or aptitude and supervisory skills (e.g. TA supervision). The successful candidate will also be expected to have interest and aptitude in using active learning techniques and various educational technologies.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position is subject to final budgetary approval.

All applications must be submitted online to UBC Faculty Careers Page. Applicants should upload the following components within a single PDF document.

Applications should include:

  • A cover letter that addresses how this position relates to your experience and career aspirations
  • A Curriculum Vitae that includes the names and contact information of three referees
  • A statement of teaching philosophy/interest
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (which might include a teaching portfolio, student evaluation, peer teaching reviews, professional development of teaching, teaching awards and nominations)

Please compile these components into a single pdf file Review of applications will begin on October 14, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.

The Department of Statistics is a leading international centre for statistical science. Research faculty members excel in both theory and methods research as well as collaborative research with domain-area experts. The Department hosts growing undergraduate programs and a vibrant graduate program, with recent initiatives positioning the Department as a hub for innovation in statistics and data science education. In conjunction with the Department of Computer Science, the Department co-offers a Master of Data Science and a new undergraduate Minor in Data Science.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence.  An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged.  We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.