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Unestablished Lecturer (Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for an Unestablished (Temporary) Lectureship in Statistics to commence on 1 October 2018, or by agreement, for three years subject to satisfactory performance. Appointment will be made at an appropriate point on the University Lecturer scale and will have a probationary period of two years.

Candidates should hold a PhD or equivalent in statistics, mathematics or a closely related subject, and have an outstanding record of research in mathematical aspects of data science. Preference will be given to candidates with a research focus in statistics. Applicants will be expected to give undergraduate and masters-level lectures, taking feedback from students and providing them with career or pastoral advice, and perform other usual departmental duties such as those associated with examinations. They will be expected to investigate new areas of research and funding opportunities, and submit grant applications. They will also be required to write papers for publication, attend conferences, network with national/international colleagues and give presentations. The expected total teaching load for this position will conform to the normal load for Lecturers within the department (approximately two courses or 48 lectures per year).

This Lectureship is based in the Statistical Laboratory and is affiliated with the new Cantab Capital Institute for Mathematics of Information (CCIMI) which is hosted within the Faculty of Mathematics. CCIMI accommodates research activity on fundamental mathematical and statistical problems and methodology for understanding, analysing, processing and simulating data.

In exceptional circumstances, it may be possible to offer a supplement to the salary range stated for this role of up to £10,000. Any such supplement would be awarded on the basis of a demonstrable history of exceptional achievement and is entirely at the discretion of the University.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

You will need to upload full curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, list of publications and the contact details of three academic referees. Please ensure that your referees are aware that they will be contacted by the Mathematics HR Administrator to request that they upload a reference for you to our Web Recruitment System, and please encourage them to respond promptly.

Informal inquiries may be made to Professor Richard Samworth (Director of the Statistical Laboratory email:

Please quote reference LF15240 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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