ENSAI is hiring an Assistant or Associate Professor in Statistics

ENSAI, the French graduate-level engineering school specialized in Statistics, Data Science, and Economics, is currently inviting applications for a position as Assistant or Associate Professor in Statistics. The appointment starts in September 2024, at the earliest.

At the level of Assistant Professor, the position is for an initial three-year term renewable for another three years before the tenure evaluation. At the level of Associate Professor, the position is tenured. Salary is competitive according to qualifications. The teaching duties are reduced compared to French university standards. At the appointment, knowledge of French is not required but it is expected that the appointee will acquire a workable knowledge of French in a reasonable time. The school offers resources to learn French.

Ref: ENSAI/2024/ST1

Candidate Profile

PhD in Statistics or related fields. All the areas of statistics are welcome.

Applicants will have demonstrated strong ability to teach Master level courses in Applied Mathematics and Statistics for the engineers and to supervise projects in Applied Statistics.

At the Associate Professor level, the candidate will have an outstanding research record and is expected to supervise PhD students.

Applications at the Associate Professor level are encouraged.

ENSAI recruits, employs, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability or age as required by applicable law.

Applications (in French or in English) should be submitted by email to until February 18, 2024 with reference ENSAI/2024/ST1 as the object.

Documents to include

  • Curriculum vitae;
  • A statement of research and teaching interests (2-4 pages);
  • Names and addresses of three or more individuals willing to provide letters of reference.

Contact persons

Stéphane Legleye, Head of Graduate Studies  (; +33(0)299053322)

Adrien Saumard, Head of Stat. Dept.  (; +33(0)299053210)

Lionel Truquet, Head of Research (; +33(0)299053276)

Details about the position

At the Assistant Professor level, the teaching load is 50h/year during the first three years and 70h/year during the next three years if the contract is renewed.  At the Associate Professor level, the teaching load is 70h/year. The teaching duty is given in the field statistics.

The candidate is expected to actively participate in the scientific life of the lab by interacting with the team and developing a network of scientific collaborators. We note that the CREST lab provides substantial financial support for participation in conferences and workshops, organizing scientific events, and hosting visiting professors.

Additional Information 

ENSAI (the French National School for Statistics and Data Analysis – Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l’Analyse de l’Information) is a “Grande École”, which offers high level education in Statistics, Economics and Data Science. ENSAI offers several Master-level specializations as well as a PhD program in Statistics.

ENSAI, together with ENSAE Paris, Ecole Polytechnique and CNRS in Paris region, shares the research laboratory Centre de Recherche en Economie et Statistique (CREST ). The research activity of CREST at ENSAI covers topics in Statistics, Economics and Data Science, in both theoretical and applied aspects.