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Visiting Assistant Professor
University of Kentucky

Date Posted Dec. 30, 2022
Title Visiting Assistant Professor
University University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY, United States
Department 8E130:Statistics
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date August 2023
  • Visiting Professor
    Assistant Professor
  • Statistics & Actuarial Science
The Dr. Bing Zhang Department of Statistics in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky, seeks applications for a Visiting Temporary Assistant Professor to begin August 1, 2023. This is a full-time temporary non tenure-eligible faculty position with an appointment not to exceed one year. This position is open to candidates in any area of statistics, data science, and/or probability. There is an expectation that our new colleague will fully participate in meetings and department/program activities. A Ph.D. in Statistics or a related field is required. Demonstrated excellence in both teaching and research is expected. The teaching responsibilities for this position will involve teaching three courses per semester at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels.

Applications must include the following: 1) letter of application (upload as Cover Letter); 2) curriculum vitae, 3) teaching statement (upload as Specific Request 1), 4) research statement (upload as Specific Request 2), and 5) statement on inclusivity(upload as specific Request 3): As a department and university, we are strongly committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, and working environment for all. In one to two pages, applicants should reflect on their commitments, approaches, and insights related to inclusion, diversity, and equity. Also provide the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the academic profile. This information may be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.

The selection process will begin December 1st, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.
The University of Kentucky provides comprehensive benefits which are fully described at

The Dr. Bing Zhang Department of Statistics offers a stimulating and nurturing academic environment. The faculty are involved in theoretical, methodological, and interdisciplinary research. They direct research programs across a broad range of areas, including bioinformatics, computational statistics, nonparametric methods, applied probability, and high-dimensional inference. The Department annually enrolls over 50 supported graduate students pursuing PhD and master’s degrees in Statistics.

For more information about the Department, please visit Questions about this search should be addressed to William Rayens, Department Chair, Dr. Bing Zhang Department of Statistics, University of Kentucky (

The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, African Americans, and all minorities.

The University of Kentucky considers the health, safety and well-being of our entire community to be a top priority. In alignment with this priority, all new hires must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or obtain an approved medical or religious exemption as a condition of employment. For areas that fall under the federal CMS mandate, start of employment cannot occur until two weeks after receiving the full COVID-19 vaccination series or upon obtaining an approved exemption. Only vaccines approved by the World Health Organization can be accepted.

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