Tenured full professor in Statistics

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The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen

Shenzhen, China

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Role Managed by:

Kieran Pollentine

Head of Research, Greater China

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Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: commensurate with experience

Closing Date: 30/06/2023

The School of Data Science (SDS) at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen (CUHK-Shenzhen) aims at building a world-class interdisciplinary research and educational center for data science. We seek applicants for Full Professor position:


Tenured full professor in Statistics

While the scope of this position can broadly extend to all areas of statistics, the following areas will be prioritized:

  • Statistical learning: big data theory, nearest neighbor classification, distributed statistical inference;
  • Complex data analysis: matrix data, tensor data, network data, high-dimensional data, high-dimensional time series analysis; 
  • Mathematical statistics: bootstrap, non-parametric inference, semi-parametric inference, smoothing splines;
  • Explainable deep learning: statistical and mathematical foundations of deep learning.


Applicants must have a well-established record of research and teaching accomplishments and have demonstrated scientific creativity and leadership with externally funded and highly visible research programmes. Candidates should have strong methodological foundations in one or more of the following areas: Computer Science, Operations Research, Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, Statistics, Management Science, and other closely related areas. We especially encourage individuals to apply whose interests and backgrounds are at the intersection of multiple areas, as well as candidates combining industry experience with academic excellence.

Teaching duties include teaching graduate and undergraduate courses offered by the SDS in its multiple programmes, as well as mentoring graduate and undergraduate students.

Appointees would ideally be in mid-career. CUHK-Shenzhen welcomes applications from candidates with distinguished records who would contribute to the gender and geographic diversity of the faculty.



Applications should include the following:

  • an up-to-date CV
  • a cover letter

Completed applications should be uploaded via this page.

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