University of Warwick, Statistics

742 21730Position ID: 742-AP1 [#21730, 106593-1122]
Position Title: Harrison Early Career Assistant Professor
Position Type: Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Coventry, Coventry CV4 8UW, United Kingdom [map] sort by distance
Application Deadline: 2023/01/26 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/12/05, finished 2023/07/29, listed until 2023/01/26)
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Harrison Early Career Assistant Professor (106593-1122)

Vacancy Type/Job category: Academic

Department: Statistics

Salary: £43,414 - £51,805 per annum

Location: University of Warwick, Coventry

Vacancy Overview: Fixed-term contract for 3 years starting on 1 September 2023, 1.0 FTE.

This is an opportunity to join one of the world’s most prominent and most research-active Departments of Statistics as a Harrison Assistant Professor. This 3-year fixed-term position is part of a rolling programme of Harrison early-career posts. The appointment will carry a lower teaching load and is intended for applicants with evidence or promise of world-class research excellence in Statistics (to be interpreted in the widest sense and to include both applied and methodological statistics, data science, machine learning, probability and mathematical finance together with interdisciplinary topics involving one or more of these areas). Previous holders of Harrison posts have typically progressed to permanent academic positions at top institutions, including Warwick.

The Department’s research spans a broad range of areas in applied, computational, methodological and theoretical statistics, data science, theoretical and applied probability, 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. Major strategic initiatives include the research centre CRiSM, which acts as a catalyst for research across the breadth of the Department, the Applied Statistics & Risk Unit (AS&RU), which promotes and coordinates external partnerships, and the national Academy for PhD Training in Statistics (APTS). 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 Silver award which demonstrates this commitment. 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 here.

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

As part of the application, applicants are expected to submit a research plan, of up to 3 pages, detailing their planned research programme for the duration of the fellowship. Applicants should also ask their referees to send letters of recommendation in advance of the closing date to

Interview Date: TBC. Job Description JOB PURPOSE

To undertake research, teaching, administration and other activities which support the work of the Department and develop and enhance its reputation, both internally and externally to the University.



1. To establish a sound research base within the Department in order to pursue individual and collaborative research of high quality, consistent with making a substantial research contribution to the Department.

2. To publish and disseminate the results of research and scholarship in appropriate conference proceedings, journals, or other outlets, of international standing.

3. To attend and present research papers at academic and professional conferences and to contribute to the external visibility and excellent reputation of the Department and the University.

4. To seek, in collaboration with colleagues as appropriate, external funding through research grants or contracts to support a developing research agenda.

5. To contribute to the research plans developed by the Department, including providing such information as may be required.

6. To consider the value of research achievements within their potential commercial context and where appropriate and with the assistance of the Research and Impact Services, take appropriate action to protect such research results by patent application or copyright to the potential benefit of the University.

7. Provided it fits within your research agenda, to plan or pursue research with an impact on society and to aid in further developing the impact and benefits to society arising from that research.


1. To teach and supervise in statistics and probability. To give lectures, seminars, tutorials and other classes as appropriate in support of the required teaching obligations and to supervise project work by postgraduate and undergraduate students.

2. To undertake academic duties (e.g. setting examinations, marking, invigilation and pastoral support of students) required to sustain the delivery of high quality teaching.

3. To maintain a broad knowledge of up-to-date research and scholarships in relevant fields to ensure that teaching meets the standards expected within a research-led University.

Administration and other Activities

1. To undertake such specific roles and management functions as may be reasonably required by the Head of Department.

2. To attend departmental meetings and to participate in other committees and working groups within the Department, the Faculty and the University.

3. To engage in continuous professional development. Harrison Assistant Professors are encouraged to participate in Warwick’s Academic and Professional Pathway for Teaching Excellence, successful completion of which awards Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.

4. To undertake external commitments which maintain and enhance the reputation of the Department and the University.

The duties and responsibilities outlined are not intended to be an exhaustive list but provide guidance on the main aspects of the job. The post-holder will be required to be flexible in their duties.

Closing Date: 26 Jan 2023

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