University of Warwick, Statistics

742 21731Position ID: 742-AP2 [#21731, 106591-1122]
Position Title: Assistant Professor (Teaching Focused)
Position Type: Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Coventry, Coventry CV4 8UW, United Kingdom [map] sort by distance
Application Deadline: 2023/01/19 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/12/05, listed until 2023/01/19)
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Assistant Professor (Teaching Focused) (106591-1122)

Vacancy Type/Job category: Teaching Only

Department: Statistics

Salary: £43,414 - £51,805 per annum

Location: University of Warwick, Coventry

Vacancy Overview: Permanent position starting on 1 September 2023, 36.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE).

This is an opportunity to join one of the world’s most prominent and most research-active Departments of Statistics at the Assistant Professor level, in an education-focused role.

The Department’s 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. Its research spans a broad range of areas in applied, computational, methodological and theoretical statistics, data science, theoretical and applied probability, finance and interdisciplinary collaboration.

We are looking for an excellent academic with the enthusiasm and drive to help deliver the Department’s internationally renowned degree courses (both undergraduate and postgraduate). The successful applicant will have a track record of high-quality university teaching in statistics (to be interpreted broadly to include underpinning mathematics). They will work closely with other departmental academic and administrative staff, contributing directly to the delivery of high-quality education in statistics and probability at Warwick, developing appropriate responses to new challenges and ensuring the continued smooth running of all courses. This post has been created as part of a strategic development to enhance student engagement activities in the Department and the postholder will be expected to play a leading role in developing this element of our education strategy.

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 Professor Jon Forster (, Dr Dario Spano (, Dr Martyn Parker ( to any other senior member of the Warwick Statistics Department.

Applicants should ask their referees to send letters of recommendation in advance of the closing date to

Job Description 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.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Teaching and Learning Support

1. To prepare and deliver excellent teaching to undergraduates and postgraduates at Warwick.

2. To develop and apply innovative and appropriate teaching techniques and materials, which create interest, understanding and enthusiasm among students.

3. To be pro-active in identifying new challenges in teaching and learning, and to take a leading role in finding appropriate departmental responses to such challenges.

4. To undertake curriculum design and deliver material across a range of programmes of study at various levels, using appropriate teaching, learning support and assessment methods, reviewing, and improving as required.

5. To supervise undergraduates and Masters level projects.

6. To be responsible for other academic duties (e.g. setting examination questions, invigilation, marking and pastoral support of students) required to sustain the delivery of high quality teaching.

7. To take a leadership role in ensuring that we critically monitor and continue to improve the student experience in all our teaching programmes.

Research and Scholarship

1. To engage in subject, professional, pedagogic or practitioner research or other scholarly activities relating to the development of curriculum, course delivery etc.

2. To contribute to the Department’s high national and international profile through involvement in relevant external organisations such as learned societies, and through publication to promote good practice in Statistics and Mathematics education.

3. To contribute to the identification of sources of funding and the process of securing funds for scholarly activities.

4. To contribute to the development of departmental and subject teaching and learning practices.

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.

4. To take a leadership role in Departmental activities around student engagement.

5. To undertake external professional 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: 19 January 2023.

Interview date: TBC.

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