JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2021 - January 31, 2022

Stanford University

Associate or Full Professor (Teaching) in Data Science

JOE ID Number: 2021-02_111467342
Date Posted: 09/10/2021
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Associate or Full Professor (Teaching) in Data Science
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Stanford, California, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: 00 -- 00 - Default: Any Field
Data Science
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Statistics Department at Stanford University invites applications for a position at the Associate or Full Professor (Teaching) level in Data Science. The initial appointment for either rank is up to 6 years. The Associate Professor (Teaching) term is renewable for an unlimited number of 6-yr terms or for a continuing term, which provides security of appointment without requiring further formal reappointment. The Professor (Teaching) term is renewable for a continuing term.

Decisions on reappointment and promotion, like decisions on initial appointment, are subject to the exercise of professional and scholarly judgment and discretion by the university’s departmental faculty and academic leadership.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in a relevant area such as Statistics, Computer Science, or the social sciences, and be recognized for distinguished contributions to the teaching and practice of Data Science. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a robust program in Data Science that includes teaching an introductory data science course and, depending on the candidate’s background and interests, may include mentoring students in the practice of data science or research.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, a statement (not to exceed 3 pages) of interests in teaching, research, and practice, course evaluations, and not more than one preprint/reprint about the candidate’s work in one of these areas. Applications should be submitted online at Questions may be submitted to

Evaluation of applicants will begin November 16, 2021. Applications must be received by December 11, 2021 to be guaranteed consideration.

The successful candidate will play a major role in the new undergraduate interdisciplinary Data Science degree which will be offered jointly by the Departments of Statistics, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Management Science and Engineering. The position will be housed in the Statistics Department, which currently has 25 regular faculty members, as well as a distinguished group of emeriti. Many professors have joint appointments in other departments, including positions in mathematics, economics, the School of Medicine, the School of Engineering, and the School of Education.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
Application deadline: 01/31/2022