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Department of Statistics

Employment Opportunities

Multiple Instructor Positions

The Department of Statistics at the University of South Carolina, Columbia invites applications for multiple Instructor positions. Strong preference will be given to applicants who have a PhD in the statistical sciences and are committed to excellence in teaching. Exceptionally strong candidates with a master’s degree in the statistical sciences will also be considered. A successful applicant is expected to teach service courses to undergraduate students and courses for undergraduate majors in statistics. Additional opportunities to collaborate on research, both within and outside the department, are available and will be encouraged. This position is ideal for the candidate who is thinking about pursuing a career in academics with teaching as the primary focus.

The position is a 9-month appointment with a teaching load of 6 - 8 courses for the academic year. The start date is August 16, 2023. This is an annual appointment that may be renewed contingent upon Dean’s approval, satisfactory performance, departmental needs, and the availability of funding.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. Inquiries about the positions may be sent to Dr. Joshua M. Tebbs (Department Chair; email: All applicants must fill out an online application through the University’s employment system “USC Jobs” at Candidates should be prepared to upload a CV, a cover letter, teaching statement, and the names and contact information, including telephone number and email address, of three references. In your teaching statement, please discuss how you will contribute to diversity through teaching.

The Department currently consists of twelve tenured/tenure-track faculty and eight full-time instructors. Current research areas of the faculty include survival analysis, Bayesian statistics, latent variable methods, semiparametric and nonparametric modeling, highly structured data, statistical learning, functional data, statistical genetics, and statistics education. The department has about 35 full-time graduate students and offers PhD, MS, and BS degrees. For more information about the university and the department, see and, respectively.

At the University of South Carolina, we strive to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We recognize diversity in our workforce is essential to providing academic excellence and critical to our sustainability. The University is committed to eliminating barriers created by institutional discrimination through accountability and continuous process improvement. We celebrate the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of our employees.

From the Upstate to the Lowcountry, the University of South Carolina system is transforming the lives of South Carolinians through the impact of our eight institutions and 20 locations throughout the state. More than 50,000 students are enrolled at one of eight institutions, including the research campus in Columbia and comprehensive four-year universities in Aiken, Upstate, and Beaufort. In addition, our Palmetto College campuses in Salkehatchie, Union, Lancaster, and Sumter enable students to earn associate or bachelor’s degrees through a combination of in-person, online, or blended learning. All of our system institutions place strong emphasis on service—helping to build healthier, more educated communities in South Carolina and beyond.

The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.


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