University of Warwick, Statistics

742 16943Position ID: 742-AP1 [#16943, 88215-1220]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Coventry, Coventry CV4 8UW, United Kingdom [map]
Application Deadline: 2021/01/18 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2020/12/03, listed until 2021/01/18)
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Assistant Professor Dept: Statistics £41,526 - £49,553 per annum Full time (36.5 hours per week) Fixed term contract for 3 years. Location: Coventry Ref: 88215-1220

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 post 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 of Statistics is one of the most successful departments at the University of Warwick. Its research spans a broad range of areas in statistical methodology, computational statistics, applied statistics, 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 establishment of the Centre for Research in Statistical Methodology (CRiSM) as a catalyst for statistical research, 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 Bronze 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 at

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

Start date: flexible, although we would prefer the successful candidate to be in post by 1 September 2021.

Closing date: 18 January 2021. It is expected that interviews will take place in the second half of February.

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