Assistant Professor of Statistics & Biostatistics (Data Science/General)

California State University, East Bay
California, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Nov 17, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time






THE UNIVERSITY:  California State University, East Bay (CSUEB) is a comprehensive university serving the San Francisco Bay Area/Silicon Valley. It is known for award-winning programs, expert instruction, its diverse student body, and a choice of more than 100 career-focused fields of study.  With an enrollment of approximately 15,000 students and 900 faculty, CSUEB is organized into four colleges. The University offers bachelor’s degrees in 49 fields, minors in 52 fields, master’s degrees in 34 fields, 16 credentials programs, 18 certificate options, and 1 doctoral degree program.

California State University East Bay has a mission to support a diverse student body through academically rich and culturally relevant learning experiences.  The successful candidate will bring with them expertise or an openness to creating a welcoming and supportive environment for all students.

THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Statistics and Biostatistics offers an undergraduate degree in Statistics and a BS in Statistics with a Data Science concentration, two post-baccalaureate certificates (in applied or theoretical statistics), and master’s degrees in both Statistics and Biostatistics. The Statistics MS degree offers four concentrations (Actuarial, Applied, Data Science, and Mathematical Statistics).

The Department also teaches basic statistics courses for many major programs throughout the University. The concentrations in the MS Statistics program allow students to customize their program specific to their career goals. The MS programs focus largely on applications and methodology. The courses are designed to prepare students for employment in the large and diverse Bay Area job market for analytics, statistics and biostatistics, as well as for employment opportunities nationwide. Our programs are flexible enough to allow students to prepare for Ph.D. programs, including at major research universities.

The department is composed of engaged faculty who strive for excellence in both teaching and research. Faculty are welcoming and extremely supportive of one another. Our programs are designed for a diverse student population with a diverse set of goals, whether it be to join the workforce or continue their education at the graduate level. 

As of Fall 2019, there are 34 undergraduate majors (including double majors) and minors, about 122 statistics MS majors and 22 biostatistics MS majors. Many alumni continue their ties with the Department, often recruiting current students for job openings or providing advice about curriculum development. The members of our faculty are devoted to teaching, involved in University affairs, maintain active research programs, and actively participate in local and national statistics professional societies. Faculty expertise covers a broad range including applied statistics, data science, computational statistics, Bayesian statistics, time series, statistics education, and biostatistics. University computer labs are well-equipped, with access to R, RStudio, Python, SAS®, Tableau, JMP®, MINITAB®, and SPSS®, and allow students to program using full versions of statistical software packages often used in the market. Applied courses include extensive computer use; elementary and major courses meet in a computer lab at least a few times a semester.  The class size for elementary statistics courses required by other majors is approximately 50 students. Classes for statistics undergraduate majors and minors are generally far smaller in size. The size of required master’s-level courses varies from 15 to 35 students. Summer courses may be offered on specialized topics. To learn more about the Department visit:  

DUTIES OF THE POSITION: The areas of application we seek are: Data Science, Data Visualization, Computational Statistics, and Biostatistics.  

Preference will be given to candidates who can contribute to the department’s programs in the areas of statistics and data science. We also seek a colleague whose teaching and research interests include developing effective pedagogies for teaching introductory statistics courses to serve students with diverse backgrounds.

Duties of the position include teaching undergraduate and master’s level students in statistics and  data science.  Undergraduate teaching includes service and general education courses, as well as major and minor courses. In addition to teaching, all faculty have advising responsibilities, assist the Department with administrative and committee work, and are expected to assume campus-wide committee responsibilities. Faculty members teach, mentor, and advise an ethnically diverse student body. Faculty members maintain active research programs, oversee student research and consulting activities, and assist in preparing and administering the Comprehensive Examination for the MS degrees (given twice every year).  We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

In addition to teaching, all faculty have advising responsibilities, assist the department with administrative and/or committee work, and are expected to assume campus-wide committee responsibilities.

Please note that teaching assignments at California State University, East Bay include courses offered at the Hayward, Concord, and Online campuses.

RANK AND SALARY:  Assistant Professor, Salary is dependent upon educational preparation and experience.  Subject to budgetary authorization.

DATE OF APPOINTMENT:   Fall Semester, 2021


Ph.D. in Statistics, preferably by June 2021.  Candidates should demonstrate experience in teaching, mentoring, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Additionally, applicants must demonstrate a record of scholarly activity. This University is fully committed to the rights of students, staff and faculty with disabilities in accordance with applicable state and federal laws. For more information about the University’s program supporting the rights of our students with disabilities see:

Application Instructions

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Review of applications will begin on September 18, 2020. The positions will be considered open until filled. 

Please submit a letter of application, which addresses the qualifications noted in the position announcement; a complete and current vita; names and email addresses of three references; and your transcript (unofficial acceptable during application).

Please also submit copies of a statement of teaching philosophy, proposed research plan, major publications, and three letters of recommendation. 

At least one letter should speak to the candidate’s teaching experience. Applicants should also submit a one-page diversity statement that addresses how you engage a diverse student population in your teaching, research, mentoring, and advising. Please provide specific examples and experiences with addressing diversity, equity and inclusion in your work.  All required documents should be submitted via Interfolio (See "Apply Now," at  Questions regarding the search may be addressed to the Chair of the hiring committee at

Note: California State University, East Bay hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All offers of employment are contingent upon presentation of documents demonstrating the appointee’s identity and eligibility to work in accordance with provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.  A background check (including a criminal records check and prior employment verification) must be completed and cleared prior to the start of employment. 

  Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, CSUEB does not discriminate on the basis of any protected categories: age, ancestry, citizenship, color, disability, gender, immigration status, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran's status. The University is committed to the principles of diversity in employment and to creating a stimulating learning environment for its diverse student body.