Assistant Professor in Statistics MATH23-2

Durham (County) (GB)
£43,414-£51,805 per annum
20 Feb 2023
End of advertisement period
20 Mar 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at Durham University seeks to appoint a talented individual to the role of Assistant Professor.  We welcome applications from those with research and teaching interests in the broad field of Statistics and Data Science, including statistical machine learning and artificial intelligence. (Further information about the research interests of the Statistics Group may be found in the job description.)

This post offers an exciting opportunity to make a major contribution to the development of internationally excellent research and teaching while allowing you unrivalled opportunities to progress and embed your career in an exciting and progressive institution. For more information, please visit our department pages at www.durham.ac.uk/departments/academic/mathematical-sciences/.    

The Department is one of the UK’s best Mathematics departments, with an outstanding reputation in research, teaching, and student employability. The Department has an active programme of internationally recognised research in Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics (including Applied and Computational Mathematics as well as Mathematical and Theoretical Particle Physics), and Statistics and Probability. The research culture is vibrant, with many visitors, seminars, international conferences and workshops. We aim to provide a supportive and friendly environment with a strong sense of community. The Department has recently grown significantly, and now has 116 permanent members of staff. In 2021, we moved to a newly constructed building, which we share with Computer Science, with the goal of fostering constructive interdisciplinary exchanges.  

The Department has a proud tradition of delivering excellence in its undergraduate programmes through research-led and small group teaching. Attracting some of the best students in the UK, the Department is ranked 6th in the Complete University Guide 2023. As part of the expansion of the Department, new MSc programmes, in Scientific Computing and Data Analysis and in Data Science launched in 2019 and 2020 respectively, and 2020 also saw the start of a new undergraduate programme in Mathematics and Statistics. These degrees allow research-led teaching in areas at the forefront of modern statistical practice.  

The Department holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award. Athena SWAN is a national initiative that recognises the advancement of gender equality, representation, progression and success for all in academia. The Department also supports the London Mathematical Society Good Practice Scheme, whose aim is to support mathematics departments to embed equal opportunities for women within their working practices.