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Assistant Professor in Statistics

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BI Norwegian Business School has a vacant position as Assistant Professor in Statistics.

The Department of Data Science at BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo, Norway invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor. Applicants from any field of statistics are welcome, with a preference for candidates with a strong mathematical background or with a particularly strong background in computer science as well as an interest in applications. The appointment starts in the fall 2020/spring 2021.

The tenure-track position has a duration of four years, a low teaching load, and an internationally competitive salary. The Department of Data Science has a bonus system for publications in selected journals with a generous per publication reward system, and we provide ample support for research-related activities and conference travels.

Applicants should have completed a PhD in statistics (or related fields) prior to the start date of the position. We expect successful candidates to produce high-quality research suitable for publication in top peer-reviewed journals. Teaching will be conducted at the undergraduate, graduate, or PhD levels. Experience with teaching is preferred, but not required. Excellent abilities in clear communication and presentation is required. Knowledge of Norwegian is preferred but not required.

BI Norwegian Business School is the largest business school in Norway and the second largest in Europe. BI has initialized a close collaboration with Simula Research Laboratory, to strengthen their expertise on data science through research collaboration and the establishment of a new department and research center in data science, located at BI. The partnership aims at strengthening the link between statistical methodology and machine learning, and between algorithms and high-impact applications of particular relevance to society.

While the position as an assistant professor is a four year temporary position, the employee will be evaluated for tenure after three years, using formalized and pre-determined tenure track requirements. If given tenure, the temporary position is converted into a permanent associate professorship position. The tenure track requirements focuses on the number and quality of the research papers the employee has produced (not necessarily while having the assistant professor position). The quality of the papers is mainly measured by the quality of the journal the paper is published in.

Candidates should indicate their interest in the position by uploading a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research papers, and at a letter of recommendation electronically. We actively encourage women to apply.

Questions about the position can be directed to Professor Steffen Grønneberg, Coordinator for the startup of the Department of Data Science, telephone: +47 98451049 or Professor Tommy Sveen, Head of Department of Economics, telephone: +47 46410097.


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Professor, Tommy Sveen
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Steffen Grønneberg
Telephone: +47 98451049

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