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Instructional Faculty in Statistics and Data Science, Department of Psychology

University of Texas at Austin
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 25, 2024

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Instructional Faculty in Statistics and Data Science, Department of Psychology

College/School/Unit: College of Liberal Arts
Department: Psychology
Posted: Feb 2, 2024
Apply By: Open until filled


The Department of Psychology at The University of Texas at Austin seeks an Assistant Professor of Instruction to teach undergraduate and graduate courses. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching introductory undergraduate statistics with an emphasis on new approaches that go beyond traditional parametric tests and include practical approaches to visualizing and analyzing real world data. In addition to undergraduate courses, the candidate will also be able to teach and advise graduate students at the introductory and advanced levels. This is a non-tenured appointment subject to regular renewal, contingent on performance, available funding, and programmatic need. Although the initial term of appointment is for one year, this position is designed to be long-term and continuing, with eventual extension to multi-year contracts, themselves expected to be renewed on a continual basis.


PhD in Psychology or other related social and natural science fields. Expertise in modern research methods and analytics used in the social and behavioral sciences. Proficiency with R/RStudio. Candidates must also demonstrate expertise in one or more of these analytic areas: mixed effects modeling; Bayesian statistics; structural equation modeling; machine learning (e.g. random forests, elastic net, ect); text mining and web scraping, wrangling large publicly available datasets; analysis of intensive longitudinal data, including data derived from experience sampling, monitoring of physiological function, or ambient environmental data; expertise in Python, or other programing languages for data science; or familiarity with open source and open science approaches to the behavioral sciences, including method to ensure reproducibility of analysis.

Application Instructions

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, a current curriculum vita, a teaching interest statement, and the names of three professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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.

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