Assistant Professor in Statistics University of Nottingham, Department of Mathematical Sciences United Kingdom

Assistant Professor in Statistics


Closing Date
Friday, 8th March 2019

Job Type
Research & Teaching

Mathematical Sciences

£36261 to £48677 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.


We are looking for an Assistant Professor in Statistics to deliver high quality teaching and undertake original research of international excellence in a branch of statistics complementing existing activity within the School. Applications from excellent candidates in any area of statistics will be welcome, but we would be particularly interested to hear from candidates with expertise in one or more of Machine Learning, Bayesian Computation and Uncertainty Quantification.


We believe that a talented and inclusive teams deliver the highest quality research and are seeking applications from high quality candidates who enhance the diversity of our existing team. The School is committed to creating opportunities for people traditionally under-represented in Mathematical Sciences.


You will be able to carry out duties to the highest standard and to evidence how, through your experience, you will:

  • Plan and deliver high quality teaching on undergraduate and MSc statistics modules
  • Provide curriculum development within own area of expertise and collaborate with colleagues to design course modules and/or programmes
  • Develop research proposals to attract funding from Research Councils, Industry, EU, and other sources
  • Have a proven track-record in publishing research work of international quality in statistics
  • Contribute to the dissemination of research outputs at national/international conferences, workshops, and meetings


We are looking for a proactive, organised researcher who can evidence:

  • A PhD, or equivalent in statistics or a relevant field
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary and multicultural team
  • Networking, actively engaging with and valuing other areas and diverse groups


This is a permanent post which is due to start on 1 September 2019 and is full-time (36.25 hours per week), however applications are also welcome from candidates wishing to work part-time (minimum 29 hours per week). Please specify in your application if you wish to work part-time and the number of preferred hours. Job share arrangements may be considered for this post.


Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Andrew Wood, tel: (0115) 9514983 or email Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.


The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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