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Lecturer in Official Statistics

Social Statistics & Demography

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £33,797 to £38,017
Full Time Fixed Term (Until 30 September 2022)
Closing Date:  Friday 19 March 2021
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1313020CC-R

Applications are invited for the post of Lecturer in Official Statistics, in the Division of Social Statistics and Demography (http://www.southampton.ac.uk/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, data science, administrative data.

The position is tenable from 1 April 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter and is available on a full-time basis for a fixed term until 30 September 2022, which may be extended.  The Department 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, Professor of Official Statistics in the Department of Social Statistics and Demography, email p.a.smith@soton.ac.uk.

Application Procedure  

You should submit your completed online application form at https://jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. References are requested along with your application. This reference system is automated so please ensure you provide the correct email address and 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 2750 or email recruitment@soton.ac.uk  Please quote reference 1313020CC-R 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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