Recruitment: Position in Statistics at ENSAI

ENSAI, the French graduate-level engineering school specialized in Statistics, Data Science and Economics, is currently inviting applications for a position as Associate or Assistant Professor in Statistics. The appointment starts in September, 2021, 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.

Candidate Profile:

PhD in Statistics. All the areas of statistics are welcome but an expertise in High-dimensional Statistics, Statistical Machine Learning or Stochastic Algorithms will be particularly appreciated.

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

Applications (in French or in English) should be submitted by email to until March 31, 2021, with reference ENSAI/2021/ST1 as subject. 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:

  • Lionel Truquet, Head of Stat. Dept. (; +33(0)299053276)
  • Valentin Patilea, Head of Research : (; +33(0)299053325)
  • Ronan Le Saout, Head of graduate studies at ENSAI: (; +33(0)299053322)

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. Historically associated with INSEE (French National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies), ENSAI offers several Master-level specializations as well as a PhD program in Applied Mathematics, Statistics. 

ENSAI, together with ENSAE and Ecole Polytechnique in Paris region, share 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.