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Lecturer in Statistics


Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £38,460 to £48,677 Per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Wednesday 24 July 2019
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1154619PJ

We seek an outstanding candidate for a Lectureship in Statistics within the School of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Southampton to contribute to the development and delivery of high-quality teaching of Statistics.

Mathematical Sciences forms part of the Faculty of Social Sciences, which brings together a unique range of disciplines and is committed to tackling the world’s biggest challenges through interdisciplinary research. Statisticians within the Mathematical Sciences are also members of the wider Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute (S3RI), which coordinates statistical research across the University. In the latest (Feb 2019) QS World University Rankings, Statistics at Southampton (along with Operational Research) was ranked 7thin the UK and 48th in the world.

The University of Southampton is part of the Alan Turing Institute for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, and has an ethos of promoting collaborative methodological research across disciplinary boundaries. This is exemplified by both Mathematical Sciences and S3RI, which bring together broad groups of mathematicians and statisticians who collaborate widely across the University and beyond. Statistics has a varied set of external partners, including government agencies and departments, such as the Office for National Statistics, Met Office, the pharmaceutical and other manufacturing industries, and UK public health bodies and the NHS. 

You will have a track record of excellent research, ideally with interests that enhance or complement our existing strengths in design and analysis of experiments, statistical modelling and computation, or biostatistics. 

You should hold a PhD (or equivalent professional qualifications and experience) in Statistics or another relevant discipline, and be able to deliver high quality teaching in a range of topics in Statistics at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

For further information about Mathematical Sciences and S3RI at the University of Southampton please see our webpages:

This position is a full time permanent post tenable from 1 October 2019 or from a mutually agreed later date. 

Potential applicants who wish to discuss this post are welcome to contact Professor Dave Woods (

Application Procedure

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Hannah Farrance (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2507. Please quote reference 1154619PJ on all correspondence.

The School of Mathematical Sciences is committed to promoting equality and diversity, and holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award demonstrating this commitment. We welcome applicants from all sections of the community, regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability or sexual orientation, and will give due consideration to applicants seeking flexible working patterns and to those who have taken a career break. The University has a generous maternity policy and onsite childcare facilities, and offers a range of benefits designed to help maintain and support employees' well-being and work-life balance.

Athena SWAN Bronze Award holder: Mathematical Sciences and S3RI

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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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