University of Edinburgh, School of Mathematics

Position ID: 713-LECPROB2021 [#18618, 2285]
Position Title: Lectureship in Probability
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Edinburgh, City of EH9 3JZ, United Kingdom [map]
Application Deadline: 2021/11/11 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/10/14, listed until 2021/11/11)
Position Description:    

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The School of Mathematics is asking to appoint to a lectureship in Probability (equivalent to Assistant Professor) to start on 1 January 2022 or later by agreement. Very strong and experienced applicants may be appointed to a Readership (equivalent to Associate Professor).

We are seeking candidates with a track record of high-quality research ideally with applications for example in data science, financial mathematics or machine learning. We encourage applications from candidates who wish to pursue interdisciplinary research with links to other fields, for instance Computing, Engineering or Finance, or links to industry or commerce. As well as carrying out high quality research, the successful candidate will contribute to the teaching of undergraduate courses and to the teaching and further development of our successful MSc programmes in Mathematical Finance.

The School has particular strengths in stochastic analysis, applied probability, mathematical finance, machine learning, and computational modelling, with a wide variety of interests across all aspects of probability. We are looking for first class researchers to enhance or complement those strengths, who are self-starting, and have a keen interest in probability as part of the scientific process of figuring out how the modern world works. The role will also include the supervision of student projects and involvement in assessment of students, helping to develop courses and connect with industry where this is appropriate, and teaching-related administration. The School takes career development seriously, and will provide appropriately tailored mentoring in both research and teaching.

A PhD in Probability (or closely related discipline) and some experience of teaching related to probability at University level is essential, as well as being able to demonstrate independence, effective team working, good communication and interpersonal skills.

Salary Scale: £42,149 - £50,926 per annum. Very strong and experienced applicants may be appointed to a Readership, for which the salary is £53,348 - £60,022.

Please ensure that your application includes an up-to-date CV, research statement and teaching statement, and that three references are sent to by the closing date quoting the job number 2285

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Iain Gordon (Head of School) via

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Applications should be submitted online by 5pm, 11th November 2021. 

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