Open Positions

Tenure-Track Professor of Statistics
The Department of Statistics invites applications for a tenure-track professor for the 2021-2022 academic year. We seek strong candidates 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. Candidates should have strong doctoral records and demonstrated teaching and research experience or the promise of achieving such. We particularly encourage application from historically underrepresented groups. The tenure-track professor will be responsible for teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2021. Doctorate or equivalent terminal degree in Statistics or a related discipline will be required by the start date.
Please apply through the ARIeS portal at this link:
Application submission by January 5, 2021 will ensure consideration.

Postdoctoral Fellow
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.
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Director of Administration
Reporting to the Department Chair, Director of Administration provides administrative leadership to the Department of Statistics. Director of Administration is responsible for the overall strategic management of the administrative, financial, and faculty support operations of the department as well as lead and implement significant departmental changes.
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Postdoctoral Fellow 
The Department of Statistics invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow with Assistant Professor Tracy Ke. Assistant Professor Ke’s lab focuses on research in high-dimensional data analysis, machine learning, social network analysis, text mining, bioinformatics and statistical genetics. Potential research projects include (but are not limited to) developing statistical methods and theory for large-scale multiple testing, variable selection, spectral clustering, matrix factorization, network community detection and mixed membership estimation, topic modeling and word embedding.
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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 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.