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Vacancy Type/Job categoryAcademicDepartmentStatisticsSalary£41,526 – £49,553 per annumLocationUniversity of Warwick, CoventryVacancy Overview2x Full time (36.5 hours per week) Permanent positions. This is an opportunity to join one of the world’s most prominent and most research-active Departments of Statistics at the Assistant Professor level. We are looking for excellent academics in Statistics (to be interpreted as including applied and methodological statistics, data science, machine learning, probability and mathematical finance together with interdisciplinary topics involving one or more of these areas). The Department of Statistics is one of the most successful departments in 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 https://warwick.ac.uk/services/humanresources/workinghere/. Informal enquires can be addressed to Professors Jon Forster (J.J.Forster@warwick.ac.uk) or Adam Johansen (A.M.Johansen@warwick.ac.uk) or to any other senior member of the Warwick Statistics Department. Start date: flexible, although we would prefer the successful candidates to be in post by 1 September 20

  • Closing date: 18 January 20
  • It is expected that interviews will take place in the second half of February.Job DescriptionJOB PURPOSE You will undertake research, teaching, administration and other activities which support the work of the Department and develop and enhance its reputation, both internally and externally to the University. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Research
  • To establish a sound research base within the Department in order to pursue individual and collaborative research of high quality, consistent with making a substantial research contribution to the Department.
  • To publish and disseminate the results of research and scholarship in appropriate journals, or other outlets, of international standing.
  • To attend and present research papers at academic and professional conferences and to contribute to the external visibility and excellent reputation of the Department and the University.
  • To seek, in collaboration with colleagues as appropriate, external funding through research grants or contracts to support a developing research agenda.
  • To contribute to the research plans developed by the Department, including providing such information as may be required.
  • To consider the value of research achievements within their potential commercial context and where appropriate and with the assistance of the Research and Impact Services, take appropriate action to protect such research results by patent application or copyright to the potential benefit of the University.
  • Provided it fits within your research agenda, to plan or pursue research with an impact on society and to aid in further developing the impact and benefits to society arising from that research. Teaching
  • To teach and supervise in statistics and probability. To give lectures, seminars, tutorials and other classes as appropriate in support of the required teaching obligations and to supervise project work by postgraduate and undergraduate students.
  • To co-operate with colleagues in the continuous review and development of the curriculum, and in the design and launch of new degrees or other academic awards where appropriate.
  • To undertake academic duties (e.g. setting examinations, marking, invigilation and pastoral support of students) required to sustain the delivery of high quality teaching.
  • To maintain a broad knowledge of up-to-date research and scholarships in relevant fields to ensure that teaching meets the standards expected within a research-led University. Administration and other Activities
  • To undertake such specific roles and management functions as may be reasonably required by the Head of Department.
  • To attend departmental meetings and to participate in other committees and working groups within the Department, the Faculty and the University.
  • To engage in continuous professional development. As part of Probation (if required), this involves timely participation in and progress on Warwick’s Academic and Professional Pathway for Teaching Excellence, successful completion of which leads to Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy. The latter is usually a requirement for completion of Probation.
  • To undertake external commitments which maintain and enhance the reputation of the Department and the University. The duties and responsibilities outlined are not intended to be an exhaustive list but provide guidance on the main aspects of the job. The post-holder will be required to be flexible in their duties. Person SpecificationThe Person Specification focuses on the knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications required to undertake the role effectively. This is measured by (a) Application Form, (b) Test/Exercise, (c) Interview, (d) Presentation. Essential Criteria 1Possession of a PhD or equivalent in an appropriate subject (a)Essential Criteria 2Ability to initiate, develop and deliver high-quality research in relevant fields and to publish in peer-reviewed international journals (a)Essential Criteria 3Ability and enthusiasm to generate external funding (grants, contracts etc) to support research (a)(c)Essential Criteria 4Ability to teach the Department’s undergraduate and postgraduate students in lectures, tutorials, seminars and practical classes and to use a range of delivery techniques to engage the interest and enthusiasm of students and inspire them to learn (a)(c)(dEssential Criteria 5Effective communication (oral and written) skills, presentation and training skills (a)(c)(d)Essential Criteria 6Good interpersonal skills (a)(c)(d)Essential Criteria 7Ability to work independently and as part of a team on research and teaching programmes (a)(c)Desirable Criteria 1Postdoctoral experience (a)Desirable Criteria 2Teaching experience at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level (a)(c)(d)Further ParticularsFor further information about the University of Warwick, please read our University Further Particulars. For further information about the department, please visit the departmental website. Recruitment of Ex-Offenders PolicyAs an organisation using the (DBS) Disclosure and Barring Service to assess applicants’ suitability for positions of trust, the University of Warwick complies with the DBS Code of Practice and undertakes not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a Disclosure on the basis of a conviction or other information revealed. More information is available on the University’s Vacancy pages and applicants may request a copy of the DBS Code of Practice. Other InformationRight to work in the UK If you do not yet have the right to work in the UK and/ or are seeking sponsorship under Tier 2 of the UK points-based immigration system please click on this link which contains further information about obtaining right to work in the UK and details about eligibility for sponsorship under Tier
  • The University of Warwick provides an inclusive working and learning environment, recognising and respecting every individual’s differences. We welcome applications from individuals who identify with any of the protected characteristics defined by the Equality Act 20

 

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