Assistant Professor of Data Science/Statistics - VVSOR - VVSOR

Netherlands Society for Statistics and Operations Research | Dutch
15 December 2023 - 31 January 2024

Assistant Professor of Data Science/Statistics

The Faculty of Informatics at the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) welcomes applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in any area of Data Science and Statistics, such as Computational Statistics, Inference and Statistical Modeling.

The position is available from August 2024.

USI is located in the Italian speaking part of Switzerland, but the faculty of Informatics
operates entirely in English.
The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. and is expected to develop a strong, independent, and well-funded research program in Data Science related topics. They should be prepared to build and maintain a research group from third-party funding, such as the Swiss National Science Foundation and industry partnerships. Ideal candidates will have started to develop a track record in Statistics or Data Science. Access to state-of-the-art research computing facilities will be available, including a local University cluster and the Swiss high-performance computing facility (CSCS) in Lugano. The successful applicant will also receive institutional funding for Ph.D. positions.
The faculty has recently launched a new Bachelor in Data Science in English in collaboration with the faculty of economics. The BSc will start in September 2024. The successful candidate will play a prominent role in the continuing development and management of this new bachelor.
We seek a colleague who will support our goal of ensuring an inclusive, equitable, and diverse workplace. As an institution that values diversity, USI particularly encourages applications from women and from all individuals from underrepresented groups.

Applications with a curriculum vitae, list of publications, the names of three references, and
statements on research and teaching should be sent to

Application information:
Other information:
Committee Chair: Prof. Ernst C. Wit (