University of Birmingham, Mathematics

Position ID: 531-AP3 [#19901, 98760]
Position Title: Assistant/Associate Professor in Statistics / Data Science
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, United Kingdom [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Mathematics and Statistics
Application Deadline: 2022/04/26 6:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/04/14, finished 2022/10/29, listed until 2022/10/14)
Position Description:    

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Closing date: 26th April 2022

Applications are invited for an Assistant/ Associate Professor post in the School of Mathematics, in the area of Statistics and Data Science (broadly interpreted).

Information about the School is available at:

The School of Mathematics is committed to significantly expand its research and education programmes in Statistics and Data Science. The successful candidate will be expected to make significant contribution to these programmes, by conducting high-quality research in related areas and developing and delivering undergraduate and postgraduate education in Statistics and Data Science. In addition, the successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the school through management/leadership, and enterprise activities, as appropriate.

The minimum qualification is a PhD (or equivalent) in Mathematics, Statistics or a related area. Candidates are expected to have or clearly be developing an internationally recognized research record, and a solid commitment to teaching, mentoring and service. Associate Professor candidates will demonstrate experience in attracting external funding. Full consideration will be given to applicants in any areas related to Mathematical Data Science, including but not limited to , Statistics, Machine Learning, Scientific Computing, Uncertainty Quantification and Optimisation. We also welcome strong teaching-focused applicants, but your teaching interests must be in Statistics, Data Science or a related area.

The closing date for applications is 26th April 2022. Please quote job reference number 98760. We reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier should we receive sufficient number of applications.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Professor Jinglai Li (email: or Dr Sara

The University of Birmingham’s School of Mathematics is one of the UK’s best mathematical sciences departments with an outstanding reputation in research, teaching, and student experience. It has a longstanding tradition of delivering excellence in its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes through research-led and small group teaching, with a particular emphasis being upon fostering a supportive and inclusive learning community amongst all staff and students. The School ranks an excellent 5th in the UK for Mathematics (Guardian University Guide 2021) and 5th amongst Russell Group departments of Mathematical Sciences departments for overall student experience (National Student Survey 2021).

The School consists of over 60 research active academic staff, around 20 postdoctoral researchers and around 50 postgraduates, with research groups in Algebra, Analysis, Combinatorics, Probability and Algorithms, Continuum Mechanics and Nonlinear Systems, Data Science and Computational Statistics, Geometry and Mathematical Physics, Mathematical Biology and Healthcare, Mathematics Education, Optimization and Numerical Analysis, Topology and Dynamical Systems. It possesses a vibrant and inclusive research and teaching culture with many visitors, seminars, international conferences and workshops being hosted and organised by its members.

The School of Mathematics aims to provide a supportive and friendly environment for staff to develop as researchers and lecturers. The School is a supportive and people-focused friendly environment, committed to equality, diversity and inclusivity. We encourage applications from the widest community and provide equal opportunities in our recruitment processes. The School of Mathematics holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award. Athena SWAN is a national initiative that recognises the advancement of gender equality, representation, progression and success for all in academia. The School also supports the London Mathematical Society Good Practice Scheme, whose aim is to support mathematics departments to embed equal opportunities for women within their working practices, and is a member of the Piscopia which forms a UK-community of women and non-binary students and mathematics researchers. The University of Birmingham holds the Advance HE's Race Equality Charter Bronze award, a framework through which we are working to self-reflect, identify and remove barriers standing in the way of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic staff and students. The University of Birmingham is an equal opportunity employer.

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Contact: Professor Jinglai Li or Dr Sara Jabbari
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School of Mathematics, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, United Kingdom
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