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The Department of Statistics and Applied Probability at UC Santa Barbara has several visiting faculty positions available for academic year 2011-2012 (re-appointment possible for a second year depending upon Department needs). Quarter long visits are also possible. Applicants must demonstrate or show strong promise in teaching and research.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. Interested candidates should send a vita, teaching statements (and teaching evaluations if available), and three letters of recommendation (at least one of which addresses teaching) to:

Visitor Search Committee,
Department of Statistics and Applied Probability,
University of California,
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-3110, USA

or via e-mail to:

The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service.

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About the Department

The Department of Statistics and Applied Probability was created in 1989, and has developed a broad range of interests. Courses are offered leading to Bachelor, Master and PhD degrees. A Bachelor of Science Degree in Financial Mathematics and Statistics was introduced in Fall 2003. This is a joint major between the Departments of Statistics and Applied Probability and Mathematics with the cooperation of the Department of Economics. Our PhD degree offers emphasis in Mathematical and Empirical Finance and an interdisciplinary emphasis in Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences. At present there are about fifty undergraduate statistics majors (many emphasising actuarial science), sixty financial mathematics and statistics majors and premajors, and about fifty graduate students.

Faculty interests currently include Bayesian computation, bootstrap methods, comparison of experiments, directional data analysis, functional data analysis, Bayesian networks, massive data sets and retrieval algorithms, multi-dimensional scaling, nonparametric modelling, smoothing spline methods, heavy-tailed stochastic models, stochastic calculus, nonlinear stochastic partial differential equations, superprocesses, large deviations, applications in biology, stochastic models in finance, and time series.

There are active interactions with many departments, both personal and through the Statistical Consulting Laboratory. The Department's computing facilities are excellent both for faculty and graduate students.

A new Center for Research in Financial Mathematics and Statistics (CRFMS) was established in Spring 2006 to provide national and international leadership in quantitative finance from different perspectives. The Center brings together faculty, students, and visitors affiliated with the departments of Statistics and Applied Probability, Economics (Econometrics and Finance), Mathematics (Applied Mathematics), Computer Science and others on the UCSB campus. It facilitates interdepartmental cooperation in mathematical modeling, statistical data analysis and efficient computational methods specific to financial data.

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Department of Statistics and Applied Probability
University of California
Santa Barbara, California 93106-3110