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Assistant Professor (EXPIRED)

The Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences, University of Washington

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Statistical, data science, computational, or survey methods in the social sciencess
AOS categories Philosophy of Computing
Philosophy of Social Science
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number 24277
Location Seattle, Washington, United States
Start date September 2023
Job description

Position Description

The Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences (CSSS) at the University of Washington invites applications for one full-time (9-month) tenure-track Assistant Professor, with an anticipated starting date of September 16, 2023.  This CSSS core faculty position will be appointed 100% in one of the following Social Sciences departments: CommunicationPhilosophyPolitical Science and Sociology

We seek a faculty member who will contribute to the development and application of statistical, data science, computational, or survey methods in the social sciences. 

All University of Washington faculty members engage in teaching, research and service. Specifically, duties of this position include undergraduate and graduate instruction and course development, mentoring diverse student populations, substantive quantitative research in a relevant social science field, as well as service shared between CSSS and the relevant social science department. Candidates are encouraged to review the UW CSSS course catalog (https://csss.uw.edu/academics/course-catalog) and identify courses they would be qualified to teach. 

The Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences (CSSS) is the nation’s preeminent center for the advancement of statistical methods for social science research.  CSSS has, for 20+ years, taken the leading role in training graduate and undergraduate students in quantitative methods for the social sciences at the UW. The heart of CSSS is its core faculty members, who are hired specifically to study and teach at the intersection of statistics and social science. Since the center’s founding in 1999, our core faculty have been recognized for their innovations in statistical methods in the social sciences. The demand for graduate and undergraduate training in data science and quantitative methods in the social sciences is strong and growing. CSSS is uniquely positioned to meet this demand on campus. This new faculty position is key for fulfilling the teaching and research mission of CSSS. 


This position requires a Ph.D., or foreign equivalent, in a relevant social science, statistics or a related field by the starting date. 

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit a cover letter; a statement describing the applicant’s interest in and potential for teaching and research contributions in the development and application of quantitative methods in the social sciences; a curriculum vitae; a research statement; a teaching statement including a description of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness; a description of their commitment to a diverse and inclusive academic community; and the names and contact information for three reference writers. All application materials should be submitted through Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/112113

All candidates must address their commitment to fostering diversity and inclusivity as part of their application via a diversity statement. This statement can discuss your experience(s) as an individual from a traditionally underrepresented group in higher education; your actions on issues related to diversity, inclusion, and equity; or any topics related to these themes.

Applications received by October 19, 2022 are guaranteed full consideration. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position or about the search should be sent to Adrian Dobra at [email protected]

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint (http://www.washington.edu/diversity/diversity-blueprint/). Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (https://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/FCG/FCCH24.html#2432).

Privacy Notice

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Disability Services

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or [email protected].

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements and Information

Under Washington State Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14.1, University of Washington (UW) workers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof thereof, or receive a UW-approved medical or religious exemption. This requirement will be a condition of any offer associated with this recruitment. For more information, please visit https://www.washington.edu/coronavirus/vaccination-requirement/.

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply http://apply.interfolio.com/112113
Hard deadline October 19, 2022, 11:59pm PST
Web address for more information https://csss.uw.edu/
Contact name Adrian Dobra
Contact email
Contact phone 206 543-8460
Time created September 20, 2022, 2:24pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date October 19, 2022, 11:59pm PST
Expired on October 21, 2022, 12:46am PST
Last updated December 21, 2022, 3:00pm UTC
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