University of Cambridge, Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics

Position ID: CambUK-APS [#19216]
Position Title: Assistant Professor in Statistics / Professor in Statistics
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB3 0WB, United Kingdom [map]
Subject Area: Statistics
Application Deadline: 2022/01/15 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/12/08, listed until 2022/01/17)
Position Description:    

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Applications are invited for an Assistant Professor (formerly University Lecturer) or Professor (formerly Reader) in Statistics to commence on 1st September 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. Appointment at Assistant Professor would be for a probationary period of five years, with appointment to the retiring age thereafter subject to satisfactory performance. The successful candidate would become an Associate Professor once probation has been successfully completed. A candidate who can demonstrate a track record of exceptional achievement may alternatively be appointed directly at the level of Professor.

Candidates should hold a PhD or equivalent in statistics, mathematics or a closely related subject, have an outstanding research record in statistics and be able to demonstrate their ability to lecture a range of courses in statistics. Applicants will be expected to give undergraduate and masters-level lectures, taking feedback from students and providing them with career or pastoral advice, and perform other usual departmental duties such as those associated with examinations. They will be expected to investigate new areas of research and funding opportunities, and submit grant applications. They will also be required to write papers for publication, attend conferences, network with national/international colleagues and give presentations.

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You will need to upload a full curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, list of publications and the contact details of three academic referees. Please ensure that your referees are aware that they will be contacted by the Mathematics HR Office Administrator to request that they upload a reference for you to our Web Recruitment System; and please encourage them to do so promptly.

Informal inquiries can be directed to Professor Richard Samworth, Director of the Statistical Laboratory, at

Closing date for applications is 15 January 2022.

Interviews are likely to be held in February 2022.

Please quote reference LF29180 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The Department and University are committed to a pro-active and inclusive approach to equality, which supports and encourages all under-represented groups, promotes an inclusive culture and values diversity. We particularly encourage women and candidates from underrepresented minorities to apply.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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