Assistant Professor in Statistics or Applied Probability (Fixed-term)

University of Nottingham
Mathematical Sciences
Closing Date
WorkplaceNottingham, East Midlands, UK


Assistant Professor in Statistics or Applied Probability (Fixed-term)

£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 to deliver high quality teaching and undertake original research of international excellence in Statistics or Applied Probability, complementing and enhancing the current activity of the Statistics and Applied Probability group. Applications from excellent candidates in any area of Statistics or Applied Probability will be welcome, but we would be particularly interested to hear from candidates with expertise in one or more of Machine Learning, Bayesian Computation, Uncertainty Quantification and Financial Mathematics.

We believe that 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 your own area of expertise and collaborate with colleagues to design 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, Applied Probability or a related area
  • Contribute to the dissemination of research outputs at national/international conferences, workshops, and meetings

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

  • A PhD, or equivalent in Statistics, Applied Probability or a relevant field (PhD either awarded or submitted or within 3 months of a hard submission deadline)
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills
  • Good pedagogical skills required to teach a range of statistics (including service) modules
  • Proven track-record in publishing research work of international quality in statistics or applied probability

This is a fixed-term post for a period of 2 years which is due to start on 1 January 2020 (or as soon as possible thereafter).

Hours of work are 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: +44(0)115 951 4983, or email: Andrew.Wood [at] nottingham[.]ac[.]uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted. Information about the School is available at: ?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">www.?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">

Our University has always been a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, visit; ?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">https://www.?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">


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