Open Positions


Tenure-Track Faculty
The Department of Statistics seeks applications for a tenure-track professor in any field of statistics and probability as well as in any interdisciplinary areas where innovative and principled use of statistics and/or probability is of vital importance. The tenure-track professor will be responsible for teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2022. A Doctorate in statistics or related discipline is required. The successful candidate should have strong doctoral records and demonstrated teaching and research experience or the promise of achieving such. We particularly encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups. Please submit application materials through the ARIeS portal
Submission of a complete application by December 1, 2021 will ensure consideration.

Senior Research and Financial Administrator (Part Time)
Reporting to Director of Administration, Senior Research and Financial Administrator (SRFA) provides pre- and post-award grants and general faculty financial management for the Department of Statistics. More information about this position, along with application instructions, can be found at Please search for requisition 52928BR. 

Teaching Fellows and Course Assistants
We invite applications for TFs and CAs for all 100-level courses, with particular interest in STAT 100, 102, 104, 109, 110, 111, 121a and 121b, 139, and 149. Learn more.

Postdoctoral Position: Murphy Lab

Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard in RL with Applications in Mobile Health!

Join us as a postdoctoral fellow in Professor Susan Murphy's Statistical Reinforcement Learning Group. Our research concerns sequential decision making in mobile health, including experimental design and reinforcement learning algorithms. We combine statistical methods with algorithms from reinforcement learning so as to provide inferential tools. The successful applicant will be expected to develop an innovative research program in sequential decision making. Our lab is involved in a number of mobile health studies in obesity, cardiac health, physical activity, mental illness and substance abuse across the world.

Basic qualifications: Ph.D. in Statistics, Computer Science, Operations Research, or Electrical Engineering at time of appointment is required. The appointment will be for up to three years with annual renewal based on satisfactory performance and continued availability of funding.

Instructions: Send application materials; curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and names and contact information for three references to Research Coordinator Jessamyn Jackson (

School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department: Statistics

Postdoctoral Positions: General
If you are interested in exploring a postdoctoral opportunity at the Department of Statistics, please apply directly to the faculty member whose research is of interest. See our People page for information on research interests and Faculty websites.

Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.