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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences – University of Washington

Position Description

The Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences (CSSS) at the University of Washington invites applications for one full-time (9-month) tenure-track Assistant Professor, with an anticipated starting date of September 16, 2023.  This CSSS core faculty position will be appointed 100% in one of the following Social Sciences departments: CommunicationPhilosophyPolitical Science and Sociology.

We seek a faculty member who will contribute to the development and application of statistical, data science, computational, or survey methods in the social sciences.

The Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences (CSSS) is the nation’s preeminent center for the advancement of statistical methods for social science research.  CSSS has, for 20+ years, taken the leading role in training graduate and undergraduate students in quantitative methods for the social sciences at the UW. The heart of CSSS is its core faculty members, who are hired specifically to study and teach at the intersection of statistics and social science. Since the center’s founding in 1999, our core faculty have been recognized for their innovations in statistical methods in the social sciences. The demand for graduate and undergraduate training in data science and quantitative methods in the social sciences is strong and growing. CSSS is uniquely positioned to meet this demand on campus. This new faculty position is key for fulfilling the teaching and research mission of CSSS.


This position requires a Ph.D., or foreign equivalent, in social science, Statistics or a related field by the starting date.

All University of Washington faculty members engage in teaching, research and service. Specifically, duties of this position include undergraduate and graduate instruction and course development, mentoring diverse student populations, substantive quantitative research in a relevant social science field, as well as service shared between CSSS and the relevant social science department. Candidates are encouraged to review the UW CSSS course catalog ( and identify courses they would be qualified to teach.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a statement describing the applicant’s interest in and potential for teaching and research contributions in the development and application of quantitative methods in the social sciences, a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement including a description of the teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness, a description of their commitment to a diverse and inclusive academic community, and three reference letters.  All application materials should be submitted online at: []

All candidates must address their commitment to fostering diversity and inclusivity as part of their application via a diversity statement. This statement can discuss your experience(s) as an individual from a traditionally underrepresented group in higher education; your actions on issues related to diversity, inclusion, and equity; or any topics related to these themes.

Applications received by October 19, 2022 are guaranteed full consideration. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position or about the search should be sent to

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