Lecturers (Assistant Professors) in the Mathematics and Statistics of Data Science

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Lecturers (Assistant Professors) in the Mathematics and Statistics of Data Science

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Bath is inviting applications for at least two Lecturers in Data Science and related fields.

We are seeking applicants from across the fields of Mathematical Sciences whose primary research focus is in the underpinning mathematics, the development of methods, or in the applications of data science. This may include Statistics, Applied Probability, Numerical Analysis, Scientific Computing, Networks and Applied Analysis and the interfaces between these areas.

You will have shown the potential for achieving and sustaining a leading research programme, and to be active in developing and submitting competitive applications for external funding. You should also have a strong interest in pursuing excellence in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and in supervising graduate students. It is expected that you will teach units related to Data Science in the Department, such as Programming or Machine Learning. It is expected that at least one appointment will be made within the Statistics group

Alongside completion of the online application form, you should also upload:

- A Curriculum Vitae
- A statement of research interests of up to three pages, also explaining how their work fits or complements activity at Bath
- A one-page summary of teaching experience and strategy

Applications from all groups currently under-represented in academic posts are particularly encouraged. We are working to improve the present gender balance within the Department, and particularly welcome applications from women. Both the Department and the University are committed to providing a supportive and inclusive working environment and the Department has recently won an Athena Swan Silver award. Flexible working options will be considered wherever possible. For more information visit ?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bath.ac.uk%2Fhr%2Fworking%2Fflexible-working%2F&module=jobs&id=177236" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">www.bath.ac.uk/hr/working/flexible-working/ .

The Department has over 70 academic staff from all areas of Mathematics. There are strong interactions between the research groups in Statistics, Probability, Numerical Analysis, Applied and Interdisciplinary Mathematics and Analysis, as well as wide industrial collaborations. These activities are supported by the Centre for Doctoral Training in Statistical Applied Mathematics at Bath (SAMBa), which has currently over 75 PhD candidates and adds 10-20 students annually. In addition, the Institute for Mathematical Innovation helps businesses solve complex problems, and promotes cross-campus research activities and international collaborations. The recently formed Centre for Mathematics and Algorithms for Data (MAD) joins Mathematical and Computer Sciences research in Data Science. Other relevant existing centres are ProbL B and the Centre for Networks and Collective Behaviour.

Bath is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and provides for a high quality of life, with good transport links to the rest of the UK and fast connections to Bristol and London.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to: Silvia Gazzola ( s.gazzola [at] bath[.]ac[.]uk ), Paul Milewski ( p.a.milewski [at] bath[.]ac[.]uk ) or Julian Faraway ( j.j.faraway [at] bath[.]ac[.]uk ), however, please ensure that your application is submitted via the University website.

Interviews are scheduled to take place at the end of February 2020.

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The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. To achieve our global aspirations, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.


In your application, please refer to myScience.uk and reference JobID 177236.

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