Open rank faculty positions in Statistics

The School of Applied Mathematics at Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV EMAp) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, invites applications for open-rank faculty positions in Statistics.

We are looking for established researchers (associate/full professor) or outstanding young researchers (assistant professor). Applications are welcome from applicants who have demonstrated research and teaching expertise, with focus in (but not limited to) the following areas: Bayesian and computational statistics, statistical learning and statistical methods.

The successful candidate is expected to publish in high impact journals, supervise research (postgraduate) students, teach at both undergraduate and graduate levels (a usual teaching load consists of one graduate course and one undergraduate course per year), and provide service to the department and institution. Peer-reviewed external funding is expected to be obtained and sustained. Industrial partnerships are also strongly encouraged.


The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in Statistics or a closely related discipline, at the time of the appointment. At the assistant professor level, the applicant is expected to have a compatible track of publications and strong potential for publishing in top ranked journals. At higher levels (associate or full professor) the applicant is expected to have an established line of research with a strong publication record, proven ability to attract external funding, and an established research network.

The successful candidate will also possess excellent communication and presentation skills, being capable of teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate students across our portfolio of courses. Fluence in Portuguese is desirable, but not required. However, by the beginning of the second year, the applicant may be required to teach in Portuguese.

FGV EMAp is committed to principles of diversity and equal opportunity; in particular, female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Salary, benefits, and funding

Monthly salary ranges from R$ 20.308,88 to R$ 39.462,11. The benefits include health and dental plans, support for young children’s education and private pension fund. There is also the possibility to apply internally for core-funded projects and student fellowships.


Applicants should send their applications to: including:

  1. a cover letter describing their experience, interests, and suitability for the position;
  2. a curriculum vitae;
  3. teaching statement;
  4. research statement;
  5. electronic version of up to three publications or preprints (assistant professor) or top five publications (associate or full professor) in the past 5 years.

Applicants must also arrange for three reference letters to be sent directly by the referees to before the deadline.

To be considered at the associate or full professor level, the candidate should include evidence of experience in directing graduate students. Applications received by August 14, 2023, will receive full consideration. Selected individuals will be contacted for an interview by August 21, 2023. Interviews will be scheduled starting from August 28, 2023 and will be held online via Zoom.

Further enquiries should be sent to Prof. Cesar Camacho, Head of the School, by email

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About us

The Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV), founded in 1944 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is internationally recognized as one of the 6 most important think tanks in the world and one of the best institutions of higher learning. FGV is consistently ranked as the best institution in South and Central America and the 10th leading institution in the world for the production of applied research with impact on the implementation of public policies; and the 5th in the world in the area of social policies.

The School of Applied Mathematics at FGV is a growing department that aspires to be top ranked worldwide. It currently offers undergraduate, M.Sc. and PhD degrees in Applied Mathematics and Data Science. International collaborations and joint research projects are currently ongoing with several research institutions in Europe, North and Latin Americas.

FGV is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.


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