Assistant Professor in Statistics

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

Assistant Professor in Statistics (Grade 8) 

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 and a Relocation Manager who can help settle you into this fantastic city. 

The role: 

The Department of Mathematics is going through an exciting period of change and are developing a variety of cutting-edge programmes of study that will continue to further our reputation for offering world-class education. You will establish a research base in statistics and probability, whilst teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students in tutorials, seminars and lectures. You will maintain your professional knowledge ensuring that your content is engaging and relevant ensuring they continue to thrive in their chosen studies.  Developing your own original research that is compatible with the interests of the department, you will secure funding and ensure your outputs are reaching the desired audience in internationally acclaimed journals. 

You’ll need: 

  • Research excellence in statistics supported by a good first degree and a PhD in Statistics (or a related subject). 
  • To be a fellow of the Higher Education Academy, or be working towards achieving this. 
  • Excellent teaching skills with the creativity to adapt your content according to the needs of your students. This will include the ability to use technology and other techniques to enhance student engagement.  
  • World-class research outputs, with a clear research plan that details further ambitions. 
  • The ability to secure funding for your research and the confidence to guide research groups and supervise PhD students is also desirable. 

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 : 22nd November 2017

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