The School of Mathematics is seeking to make an appointment in statistical science at the level of Lecturer (analogous to Assistant Professor), Senior Lecturer, or Associate Professor, depending on the experience of the successful candidate. We are looking for world-class researcher who has demonstrated, or shown potential for, the highest achievements in any area of mainstream statistical science or cognate areas. The post-holder will join the School’s Institute of Statistical Science , and will be responsible for undertaking independent research and delivering excellent teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Note that this is for a permanent position in the UK sense, meaning that subject to a satisfactory performance in the first year the contract would have no end date – there wouldn’t be a tenure review in the US sense, but simply an opportunity for promotion in due course
The School is one of the UK’s leading centres for mathematics (ranked 4th for research intensity and joint 5th for GPA in the national REF2014 assessment). Comprising over 140 academic, research and professional services staff, the School recently moved to its new home, the historic Grade II-listed Fry Building in the heart of the University precinct. Following a £33 million renovation, the Fry Building provides state-of-the-art facilities for mathematics teaching and research.
The School is host to COMPASS, a new EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Computational Statistics, which will train 11+ PhD students per year across a broad range of statistical science. The School launched a new MSc in Cybersecurity in 2018, and will introduce a new BSc in Data Science in 2021.
The School has strong links with the Heilbronn Institute for Mathematical Research , a national facility headquartered in Bristol that supports a broad range of mathematical research across the UK. HIMR currently funds over 20 postdoctoral fellows in the School of Mathematics and sponsors numerous seminar series, workshops, conferences and visitor programmes that extend and enrich our research environment. The University is a member of the Alan Turing Institute.
The University of Bristol offers competitive salaries, an outstanding research environment and access to excellent students. The city of Bristol is routinely ranked as the best city to live in the UK, and is a major centre for technology, innovation and creativity.
The School of Mathematics is committed to equal opportunities and to promoting diversity and an inclusive working environment. It is an Athena SWAN Silver Award holder, and supporter of the LMS Good Practice Scheme aiming at advancing women's careers in mathematics. We particularly welcome applications from women and underrepresented groups for this post.
It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure their referees send a letter of reference by email to [email protected] by the deadline 05 March 2021. This instruction supersedes any information in the online application form suggesting that referees are contacted directly by the University.
We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us.