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SDS Announces New UT-SDS Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

24 January 2020—The Department of Statistics and Data Sciences (SDS) at The University of Texas at Austin is soliciting applications for a new department-level postdoctoral fellowship program. Fellows will work with a primary mentor(s), but will be immersed in a vibrant and growing community of statisticians, biostatisticians, and data scientists at UT Austin. 

The positions are jointly funded by specific SDS faculty (https://stat.utexas.edu/people/core-faculty) and the department and come with a competitive salary and benefits package, in addition to a discretionary research account.  The positions are for one year, with an expectation of being renewed for a second year. The target start date is August 15, 2020. A PhD in statistics/biostatistics or a related field is required, as is a strong interest in applications beyond the field of statistics/biostatistics.  For the fellowship positions available in fall 2020, candidates with interests in Bayesian methods, causal inference, spatial statistics, and network analysis are particularly encouraged to apply.

Applications may be submitted by sending the following materials to UTSDSpostdoc@austin.utexas.edu:

1)  A cover letter expressing interest in the program and listing possible SDS faculty mentors with whom the candidate is interesting in working

2) A 2-3 page research statement

3) 2 letters of reference (sent directly from the writers)

Application review will begin on March 1st and will continue until the positions are filled.

The Department of Statistics and Data Sciences is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic community committed to teaching and working in a multicultural and diverse environment. We are therefore interested in candidates who will contribute to such diversity and equal opportunity in higher education.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Background Checks
A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

Employment Eligibility Verification
If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form.  You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States.  Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment.  Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.

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