Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Statistical Science

Bristol (City Centre), City of Bristol (GB)
Nov 18, 2019
End of advertisement period
Jan 06, 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

School of Mathematics

Salary Grade J - £38,017 - £42,792 per annum. Grade K - £44,045 - £49,553 per annum, Grade L - £52,560 - £59,135 per annum

The School of Mathematics is seeking to make several appointments in statistical science at the level of Lecturer (analogous to Assistant Professor), Senior Lecturer, or Associate Professor, depending on the experience of the successful candidates.

We are looking for world-class researchers who have demonstrated, or show potential for, the highest achievements in any area of mainstream statistical science or cognate areas. The post-holder will join the School’s Institute of Statistical Science, and will be responsible for undertaking independent research and delivering excellent teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

The School is one of the UK’s leading centres for mathematics (ranked 4th for research intensity and joint 5th for GPA in the national REF2014 assessment). Comprising over 140 academic, research and professional services staff, the School has recently moved to its new home in the historic Grade II-listed Fry Building in the heart of the University precinct. Following a £33 million three-year renovation project, the Fry Building provides state-of-the-art facilities for mathematics teaching and research.

The School is host to COMPASS, a new EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Computational Statistics, which will train 11+ PhD students per year across a broad range of statistical science.  The School launched a new MSc in Cybersecurity in 2018, and plans to introduce a new BSc in Data Science in 2021.

The School has strong links with the Heilbronn Institute for Mathematical Research, a national facility headquartered in Bristol that supports a broad range of mathematical research across the UK. HIMR currently funds over 20 postdoctoral fellows in the School of Mathematics and sponsors numerous seminar series, workshops, conferences and visitor programmes that extend and enrich our research environment. The University is a member of the Alan Turing Institute.

The School of Mathematics is committed to equal opportunities and to promoting diversity and an inclusive working environment. It is an Athena SWAN Silver Award holder, and supporter of the LMS Good Practice Scheme aiming at advancing women's careers in mathematics.

Informal enquires are welcome and can be directed to: Prof Jonathan Robbins, Head of School of Mathematics, & Prof Oliver Johnson, Statistical Science Institute Director, Please note that it is the applicant's responsibility to ensure their referees send a letter of reference by email to by the deadline of 6 January 2020

We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us.