[Comp-neuro] Faculty position: CRC chair in Biostatistics and Big Data Analytics, York University, Canada

Kari Hoffman khoffman at yorku.ca
Wed Nov 4 20:16:29 CET 2015


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​https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/7335

Department of Mathematics and Statistics, York University *Position ID:*
York <https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/York>-CRC
<https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/York/CRC> [#7335]
*Position Title:* Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Biostatistics and Big
Data Analytics
*Position Type:* Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
*Position Location:* Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3, Canada [map
<https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs?joblist-695-7335----m>]
*Subject Area:* Statistics
*Application Deadline:* 2015/12/01 (posted 2015/07/13, listed until
2016/01/13)
*Position Description:*   Apply
<https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/York/7335/apply>

Applications are invited from emerging world-class leaders in the areas of
biostatistics, machine learning and big data analysis to be nominated for a
Tier 2 Canada Research Chair at York University. Preference will be given
to candidates with expertise in analyzing large volumes of data generated
by biological and/or medical studies in areas that may include biological
or computational vision research.

Canada Research Chairs are research-intensive faculty positions providing
the chair holder with an exceptional opportunity to grow their research
program through the provision of protected time and enhanced access to
research supports.

The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in statistics or a related
field and a minimum of three years of postdoctoral experience at the time
of taking up the appointment, with a prior faculty appointment preferred,
or equivalent qualifications. The incumbent will also have an outstanding
early career record including training and research awards and publications
in high-quality refereed journals, and clear evidence of cross-disciplinary
collaboration. The incumbent is also expected to demonstrate excellence or
promise of excellence in graduate supervision and teaching and be eligible
for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

 The Department of Mathematics and Statistics has a strong research group
developing methodology and applications in statistical machine learning and
big data analysis. The incumbent must be willing and able to take a
leadership role in the activities and development of a vibrant Big Data
Statistics research group within the Department. The incumbent is expected
to form strong collaborations with fellow researchers in cognate fields
across the University, throughout Canada and internationally. In addition,
he/she is expected to recruit graduate students and postdoctoral fellows,
attract significant external funding, and develop new courses in the area
of statistics, machine learning and the analysis of big data.

The Department also has strong research groups with interests in medical
research (including the Centre for Disease Modelling and the Centre for
Vision Research), climate change as well as biological and financial
applications. Related research hubs across the Faculty of Science and York
University – including the York Institute for Health Research, and the
High-Energy Physics Group – also provide excellent collaborative
opportunities. Further information about the Department of Mathematics and
Statistics in the Faculty of Science can be found at http://science.yorku.ca
.

The successful candidate will be appointed to a tenure-track position at
the Assistant or Associate Professor level. The award of the Chair is
subject to approval by the CRC program review process. Tier 2 Chairs have a
five-year term, once renewable, and are intended for exceptional emerging
researchers (i.e., typically with less than 10 years experience as an
active researcher in their field, with consideration for career breaks) who
have the acknowledged potential to lead their field of research.
Information about the CRC program can be found at http://www.chairs.gc.ca.

The start date for the position is July 1, 2016 or as soon as possible
thereafter. Applications should be submitted via the AMS MathJobs site
http://www.mathjobs.org/jobs
<https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/%3Chttp://www.mathjobs.org/jobs%3E,> and
include a letter of interest (incorporating a brief five-year research plan
and evidence of teaching effectiveness), curriculum vitae, and names and
contact information of three referees. Applications must be received by
December 1, 2015.




All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval. York
University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values
diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The
AA program, which applies to Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people
with disabilities, and women, can be found at http://yorku.ca/acadjobs or
by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713.All qualified candidates are
encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents
will be given priority. Applicants wishing to self identify can do so by
downloading and completing the form found at:
http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/files/2014/12/AA-Self-ID-Form-October-2013.pdf.
You can confirm you are a Canadian by downloading and completing the form
found at: http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/citizenship-form/
. Once these forms have been signed they can be uploaded to MathJobs.

*Application Materials Required:**Submit
<https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs?apply-695-7335> the following items online
at this website:*

   - Cover Letter
   - Curriculum Vitae
   - Research Statement
   - Teaching Statement
   - Publication List
   - AA form(s) (optional)
   - Three Reference Letters (to be submitted by the reference writers at
   this site )


*Further Info:* www.math.yorku.ca416-736-5757 Department of Mathematics and
Statistics
N520 Ross, York University
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M3J 1P3​
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