Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in Probability Theory

Mathematics and Statistics - Faculty of Science

RTR 270-093

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Victoria invites applications for a tenure-track position in Probability Theory, to commence July 1, 2016.

The University of Victoria provides an excellent environment to conduct an active research program in Probability, which is a strength in the Pacific region. The University of Victoria is a member of the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS), which provides opportunities for collaboration and postdoctoral support. The Department itself is highly active in research areas that touch on Probability, and the successful candidate will find a supportive and intellectually challenging academic environment at the University of Victoria.


The successful candidate will be appointed to a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level at the University of Victoria. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in the Mathematical sciences. The successful candidate will have a research area in Probability Theory with demonstrated potential for establishing an internationally recognized research program, as demonstrated for example by a solid publication record in highly ranked peer-reviewed journals, and will have the potential for synergy with existing research themes in the Department in Pure and Applied Mathematics and Statistics. The successful candidate will be expected to supervise graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, and will demonstrate excellence or potential for excellence in graduate and undergraduate teaching so as to maintain and enhance the department’s high teaching standard.

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Faculty of Science

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Additional information

The University of Victoria is located in Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, at the southeastern tip of Vancouver Island. Founded in 1963, the University is ranked as one of the leading universities in Canada with a reputation for excellence in research and teaching. Victoria is one of the most scenic locales in Canada with a pleasant climate year round.

Faculty and Librarians at the University of Victoria are governed by the provisions of theCollective Agreement.  Members are represented by the University of Victoria Faculty Association.

Contact information

Applications should be made through  A complete application will include a cover letter detailing interest in, and experience pertaining to, the position; a research statement; a curriculum vitae; and a teaching dossier.  These should be uploaded to the MathJobs site. Applicants should arrange for at least four letters of reference to be posted to MathJobs in support of their application.  At least one letter should address teaching.

Questions about this position are welcomed and can be addressed to the Chair of Mathematics and Statistics, Dr. Roderick Edwards ().

Application deadline

Review of applications will begin January 5, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. 

Equity statement

The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application and hiring process, may contact Grace Wong Sneddon, Adviser to the Provost on Equity and Diversity at (250) 721-6143. Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.