Faculty Positions

Department of Statistics at Columbia University


Senior Lecturer in Discipline Position

Position Description:

The Department of Statistics at Columbia University invites applications for a position at the rank of Senior Lecturer in Discipline to serve as Director for the Master of Arts (MA) in the Statistics Program. Reporting to the Chair of the Department, the successful candidate will administer and oversee all aspects of the MA in Statistics program. This is a full-time appointment with multi-year renewal contingent on successful review beginning July 1, 2022 or January 1, 2023.

The Department currently consists of 30 faculty members, 59 PhD students, and over 300 MA students. The Department has been expanding rapidly and, like the University itself, is an extraordinarily vibrant academic community. We are especially interested in candidates who through their research, teaching and/or service will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. For further information about the Department and our programs, please go to our webpage at: http://www.stat.columbia.edu


• A Ph.D. in Statistics is required.
• Demonstrated excellence in teaching and carrying out administrative responsibilities• At least three years of related administrative leadership experience required, such as program management, academic affairs management, curricular planning and implementation, or staff supervision and mentoring
• Must have excellent leadership, organizational, interpersonal management, and communication skills.
• Must have strong computer skills with proficiency in MS Office, Google Suite of productivity tools, and program evaluation and analysis tools.
• Must be a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion.
• Must be detail and deadline-oriented.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience in innovative pedagogy
• Experience in managing a large academic program
• Experience with diversity and inclusion efforts and bridge programs
• Experience working with international students

Application Instructions: All applications must be submitted through Columbia’s online Academic Search and Recruiting portal (ASR) https://apply.interfolio.com/104730

The application must include:

  • Cover letter that summarizes one’s experience, especially in terms of academic program management, leadership, and staff management and mentoring
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A diversity statement on what one sees as the values of diversity in STEM and what are ways that we can introduce improvements in the DEI direction. 
  • A statement of teaching philosophy
  • A statement of professional work which may summarize past achievements, current efforts and future plans for general contributions to scholarship, pedagogy, creative activity in the subject area, and leadership in the subject area within and outside of higher education
  • Three letters of recommendation

Inquiries may be made to Dood Kalicharan at dk@stat.columbia.edu

The review of applications will begin on April 20, 2022 and continue until this position is filled

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran


Adjunct Faculty Positions Starting Fall 2022

Position Description: The Department of Statistics at Columbia University invites applications for adjunct faculty positions for the academic year of 2022-2023. We are looking for experienced professionals with expertise in statistics, probability, computation, and/or data science and an interest in teaching and mentoring curious and energetic students in a statistics classroom. Adjunct faculty teaches at most one course each semester. The department offers a wide range of courses in statistics, probability, and data science at both undergraduate and graduate levels. A robust proportion of our courses are offered in the late afternoons and evenings.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in statistics or a related field by the date of appointment, as is a commitment to high-quality teaching in statistics, probability, or data science. Preference will be given to applicants with previous teaching experiences and strong communication skills.

Application Instructions: All applications must be made through Columbia University’s Academic Search and Recruiting (ASR) system https://apply.interfolio.com/102040.

Please upload the following required materials: CV, a short statement on teaching interest and teaching philosophy, sample teaching materials (optional), and up to two names of references (optional).

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Fall semester deadline is May 1, 2022; Spring deadline is Oct 1, 2022; and Summer deadline is Feb 1, 2023.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran