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Lecturer in Official Statistics

Social Statistics & Demography

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £33,199 to £37,345
Full Time, Fixed Term (end date 31/03/2021)
Closing Date:  Friday 12 July 2019
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1149819CC

 Applications are invited for the post of Lecturer in Official Statistics, in the Division of Social Statistics and Demography ( The main duties in the post will be to support enterprise and consultancy in official statistics, and to deliver teaching in statistics and/or demographic methods.

You will have or be near to completing a PhD in Statistics or a related discipline (or have equivalent professional experience), have the ability to manage and deliver high-quality research and communicate the outcomes in reports and through presentations, and have strong programming skills. It would be an advantage to have experience in at least one of official statistics, small area estimation, administrative data.

The position is tenable from 1 August 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter and is available on a full-time basis for a fixed term until 31 March 2021, which may be extended.  The Division of Social Statistics and Demography at Southampton is internationally known for its research in sample surveys, official statistics, statistical modelling, demography and social policy, and takes a strategic role in the development and promotion of the use of quantitative methods in the social sciences. 

Informal enquiries may be made to Paul Smith, Associate Professor in Official Statistics in the Department of Social Statistics and Demography, telephone +44 (0)23 80594857 or email

Application Procedure

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. References are requested along with your application, so please allow time for these to be received prior to the close date, to assist the department with shortlisting. If you need any assistance, please call Charlene Tyson (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 6803. Please quote reference 1149819CC on all correspondence.

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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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