Professor in Statistics

Durham (GB)
14 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
06 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Professor in Statistics (Grade 10)

As one of the UK’s leading universities, Durham is an incredible place in which to define your career and enjoy a high quality work/life balance. Benefitting from a fantastic location just 90 minutes south of Edinburgh, and less than three hours away from London, this historically rich city is home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Durham Cathedral, dating back to the 11th century and is within close proximity of the beautiful Durham Dales. With a welcoming student body that numbers more than 17,000 and over 3,000 members of staff, this centre of academic excellence looks forward to welcoming your application.   

About us:

Durham University is listed 4th in The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017 and is widely lauded for the exceptional talent it harbours.  Featuring in the top 100 World University Rankings 2017-2018, our students and academics are at the heart of our world-leading research and teaching capabilities, shaping the future with their ground-breaking work. The needs of our staff are taken care of too, with generous pension plans, assistance with childcare facilities, the option for flexible working (including the scope to apply for this role as a part-time position) and a Relocation Manager who can help settle you into this fantastic city. 

The role: 

Based in Mathematical Sciences – a department that is currently ranked 5th in the Complete University Guide 2017 and holds an Athena SWAN bronze award for gender equality in academia – this enticing role combines research with teaching duties.  Set within the Statistics and Probability Group, this newly created position is the result of an expansion of the department in which we are developing new degree programmes.  As such, you will take responsibility for research-led teaching in statistics and probability, shaping the curriculum and guiding undergraduate and postgraduate students in their research and studies.  Working with groups of all sizes in seminars, lectures and tutorials, you will combine this with your own individual and collaborative academic studies, publishing your work in internationally recognised journals.  Furthermore, for the first two years of appointment, we will offer you the scope to take on reduced teaching duties so that you can establish a sound research base within the department, setting you up for a high-flying career. 

You’ll need: 

  • A good first degree with a PhD in Statistics or a related subject. 
  • Solid research capabilities in Statistics, with the ability to secure external funding through research grants or contracts. 
  • Evidence of internationally-acclaimed research with a clear research plan for future endeavours and the ability to lead research groups. 
  • Good teaching skills, supported by HEA (or equivalent) status. 
  • Outstanding communication skills with the ability to supervise and support PhD candidates and early career researchers. 
  • The willingness to attend activities that support the work of the department, such as Open Days and research conferences and workshops. 

How to apply:

We value and promote an inclusive and diverse working environment at Durham and we welcome applications from all individuals. 

We prefer to receive applications online.  For this role we are working with our partner organisation TMP (UK) Limited and your application will initially be submitted to TMP (UK) Limited via our website.  

Please carefully read the job description for this post which outlines the documents which you will be required to submit, information about referees, contact details should you require further information and next steps including an indication of when interviews will take place.

For further information and to apply please visit https://www.dur.ac.uk/jobs/recruitment/

Closing date : 06th November 2017