position of Chair in Department of Statistis The University of Western Ontario School of Statistics Canada

Job Title: position of Chair in  Department of Statistics

Department : Statistics

Employer:The University of Western Ontario



Applications are invited for the position of Chair, Department of Statistics, Faculty of Science. Applicants must be tenured faculty members at Western. A record of high quality undergraduate and graduate teaching, supervision,and research in Statistical, Actuarial, and/or Financial Modelling is required, as well assome administrative experience.

The successful candidate will have a clear vision for

the direction of the Department, demonstrated leadership ability, and excellent
communication skills. The Chair will consult with the Dean on departmental budgetary
requirements and administer the departmental budget. The successful candidate will be
energetic, creative, and able to recognize, take, and create opportunities.


The Chair will develop and implement a strategy for mentoring, developing, and supportingdepartmental Faculty and Staff across career stages. The Department of Statistical & Actuarial Sciences has many important joint endeavours with Biology, Computer Science, and Economics, as well as with the Departments of Applied Mathematics and Mathematics through Western's School of Mathematical & Statistical Sciences.Consequently, the successful candidate must have the ability to establish and maintain strong relationships both within Science and across the Western Community, as well as in the Canadian Statistical, Actuarial, and Financial Modelling communities.

The Chair will be expected to develop and facilitate the implementation of a
departmental academic, research and administrative plan, and be part of the team who
will help develop and implement a new academic, research, and administrative plan for
the School of Mathematical & Statistical Sciences. Furthermore, the Chair will be a part
of the Faculty of Science leadership team and as such, will help develop a new
academic plan for the Faculty of Science.

These plans must be consistent with one
another, as well as with the strategic plans of the University, and will aim to position the
Department within the top tier of Canadian Departments offering programs in Actuarial
Science, Biostatistics, Data Science, Financial Modelling, and Statistics.
The application package should include a cover letter, a vision statement, and a
curriculum vitae. The term of the appointment will be negotiated for a three to five year
term. The appointment is anticipated to commence on July 1, 2019.

Applications should be sent to:

Dr. Matt Davison
Dean of Science
North Campus Building
The University of Western Ontario
Email: sciencedean@uwo.ca
Considerations of applications will begin on May 15, 2019 and will continue until the
position is filled.

Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral
communication skills in English. The University invites applications from all qualified
individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace
and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible
minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual
orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.
In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to
Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment
process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact
Cory Dowdell at cdowdel@uwo.ca

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