Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Statistics

University of Exeter
Job Description: 

College of Engineering, Mathematics & Physical Sciences

The University of Exeter has been named University of the Year in The Sunday Times University Guide 2013 and has now risen to 7th place in The Sunday Times league table. In the 2012 National Student Survey we are ranked 6th out of all "full service" universities and we are now a member of the Russell Group of leading research-intensive institutions. Recent capital projects to the value of GBP 350 million pounds across the University ensure a truly world-class research and teaching environment and an inspirational location to work and live.

The College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences at the University of Exeter is continuing with a strategy of sustained investment in both academic staff and infrastructure to provide a catalyst for significant growth in both research activity and student experience. In recognition of their pivotal importance to both research and the student experience, the College is looking to appoint exceptional researchers and inspirational teachers to join its dynamic faculty.

These appointments will bring high quality methodological research in statistics that complements our applied statistics research in Climate and Environmental Statistics, Epidemiology, Computational Statistics, Bioinformatics and Data Mining; see We have active research partnerships with the Met Office, the Willis Research Network and Select Statistics. Successful candidates will contribute to the development and delivery of teaching in Statistics at all levels.

Applicants for these posts will have a strong track record of research including international quality publications and experience of raising research funding at an appropriate level. They will draw on proven ability in, or display great potential for, teaching and/or curriculum development on our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Applicants at Senior Lecturer level must be qualified to PhD level in statistics or a closely related discipline and be able to demonstrate a strong potential for research leadership with a track record in refereed publications and proven success in significant grant capture. The successful applicant will also be expected to contribute to teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels on a range of Mathematical Sciences programmes.

At Lecturer level, applicants will hold a PhD in statistics or a closely related area and have an independent, internationally-recognised research programme in an active field of statistics research related or complementary to existing Exeter strengths. He/she will be able to demonstrate the following qualities and characteristics; a strong record in attracting research funding, or demonstrable potential to attract such funding, teamwork skills to work in collaboration with existing group members, an active and supportive approach to inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research that will help to foster interactions and links both within the University and externally, the attitude and ability to engage in continuous professional development, the aptitude to develop familiarity with a variety of strategies to promote and assess learning and enthusiasm for delivering undergraduate programmes.

Applicants are encouraged to contact the Dean of the College, Prof Ken Evans (tel: 01392 723645, email: ) to discuss the posts further. Informal enquiries can be made to Prof Peter Ashwin, Head of Discipline (tel: 01392 725225, email: ). You may also wish to consult our web site at for further details of the College.

The University of Exeter is working towards a Silver Athena SWAN award as a sign of its intention to provide equality of opportunity to all staff thereby working towards addressing the issue of underrepresentation of women in Academia in the STEM subjects: science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer which is 'Positive about Disabled People'. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

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Deadline for Application: 
Dec 10 2012