University of Warwick, Statistics

742 17200Position ID: 742-PROF1 [#17200, 34922-0121]
Position Title: Professor of Probability or Reader in Probability
Position Type: Other
Position Location: Coventry, Coventry CV4 8UW, United Kingdom [map]
Subject Area: Probability
Application Deadline: 2021/03/22 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/01/20, listed until 2021/03/22)
Position Description:    


Professor of Probability or Reader in Probability Dept: Statistics Competitive Salary (Professor) £51,034 - £62,727 per annum (Reader) Permanent, Full time (36.5 hours per week) Location: Coventry Ref: 34922-0121

This is an opportunity to join one of the world’s most prominent and research-active Departments of Statistics at the Professor or Reader level.

We are looking for a world-leading academic researcher in the field of Probability, broadly understood. In addition to offering a stimulating research environment in probability, the department offers unique opportunities for collaborations in Statistics, Data Science and Mathematical Finance. The ideal candidate for Professor will be a leader in modern probability with an outstanding track record of research publications and in obtaining research funding. Applicants at the Reader level should have an excellent publication record and strong potential to become an international research leader. Other positive indicators include a track record of research impact outside of the area of academic dissemination. The successful candidate will be expected to participate actively in the academic life of the department and further develop the research group in Probability at Warwick.

The Department of Statistics is one of the most successful departments in the University of Warwick. Its research spans a broad range of areas in theoretical and applied probability, as well as statistical methodology, computational statistics, applied statistics, finance and interdisciplinary collaboration. Its teaching programmes attract exceptional students at all levels. It comprises around 800 undergraduate students on degree courses in MORSE, Mathematics and Statistics and Data Science and 120 postgraduate students on the MSc Statistics, MSc Mathematical Finance and PhD degree streams. The department has close relations with the co-located Mathematics Institute and Department of Computer Science and with other departments such as Economics and the Warwick Business School, and is strongly engaged with the Alan Turing Institute in London.

The Department of Statistics is committed to promoting equality and diversity, holding an Athena SWAN Bronze award. We welcome applicants from all sections of the community and will give due consideration to applicants seeking flexible working patterns, and to those who have taken a career break. Further information about working at the University of Warwick, including information about childcare provision, career development and relocation is at

Informal enquiries can be addressed to Professors Jon Forster (, Adam Johansen (, Aleks Mijatovic (, or to any other senior member of the Warwick Statistics Department.

Start date: flexible, although we would prefer the successful candidate to be in post by 1 September 2021.

Closing date: 22 March 2021. It is expected that interviews will take place in May 2021

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