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Position: Associate Professor (Teaching)
University of Warwick
, Coventry , England United Kingdom
Duties: You will contribute directly to the delivery of high-quality education in statistics and probability at Warwick and help coordinate the future developments of the Department’s internationally renowned degree courses (both undergraduate and postgraduate). You will work closely with other departmental academic and administrative staff to critically review our teaching provision and lead appropriate responses to new challenges as well as ensuring the continued smooth running of all courses. You will lead departmental initiatives in one or more areas of education, outreach and student engagement
Requirements: Possession of a PhD or equivalent in an appropriate subject; Evidence of excellent University-level teaching and the supervision of student projects; Ability to take a lead role in the effective and efficient delivery of a teaching programme of an interdisciplinary, cross departmental degree course with an international student cohort
Text: University of Warwick. Create Job Alerts Manage Job Alerts Reset Password FAQ's Not logged in. Associate Professor (Teaching) (74567-1221) Click here to go back to search results Vacancy Type/Job category Academic Department Statistics Salary £51,799- £60,022 per annum Location University of Warwick, Coventry Vacancy Overview Full time, permanent position. This is an opportunity to join one of the world’s most prominent Departments of Statistics at the Associate Professor level, in an education-focussed role. The Department’s 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 programmes. 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. Its research spans a broad range of areas in statistical methodology, computational statistics, applied statistics, theoretical and applied probability, finance and interdisciplinary collaboration. We are looking for an excellent academic with the vision and drive to help coordinate the future development of the Department’s internationally renowned degree courses (both undergraduate and postgraduate). You will have a track record of high-quality university teaching in statistics (to be interpreted broadly to include underpinning mathematics), contributing directly to the delivery of high-quality education in statistics and probability at Warwick. You will work closely with other departmental academic and administrative staff to critically review our teaching provision and lead appropriate responses to new challenges as well as ensuring the continued smooth running of all courses. This will include leading strategic developments in one or more areas of outreach, widening participation and student engagement. The Department of Statistics is committed to promoting equality and diversity, holding an Athena SWAN Silver 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 Professor Jon Forster (J.J.Forster@warwick.ac.uk) or Dr Tessy Papavasileiou (A.Papavasiliou@warwick.ac.uk) 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 2022. Closing date: 30 January 2022. It is expected that interviews will take place in March 2022. Job Description JOB PURPOSE You will contribute directly to the delivery of high-quality education in statistics and probability at Warwick and help coordinate the future developments of the Department’s internationally renowned degree courses (both undergraduate and postgraduate). You will work closely with other departmental academic and administrative staff to critically review our teaching provision and lead appropriate responses to new challenges as well as ensuring the continued smooth running of all courses. You will lead departmental initiatives in one or more areas of education, outreach and student engagement. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Teaching and Learning Support 1. To prepare and deliver excellent teaching to undergraduates and postgraduates at Warwick. 2. To develop and apply innovative and appropriate teaching techniques and materials, which create interest, understanding and enthusiasm among students. 3. To be pro-active in identifying new challenges in teaching and learning, and to take a leading role in finding appropriate departmental responses to such challenges. 4. To undertake curriculum design and deliver material across a range of programmes of study at various levels, using appropriate teaching, learning support and assessment methods, reviewing and improving as required. 5. To supervise undergraduates and Masters level projects. 6. To be responsible for other academic duties (e.g. setting examination questions, invigilation, marking and pastoral support of students) required to sustain the delivery of high quality teaching. 7. To take a leadership role in ensuring that we critically monitor and continue to improve the student experience in all our teaching programmes. Research and Scholarship 1. To engage in subject, professional, pedagogic or practitioner research or other scholarly activities relating to the development of curriculum, course delivery etc. 2. To contribute to the Department’s high national and international profile through involvement in relevant external organisations such as learned societies, and through publication to promote good practice in Statistics and Mathematics education. 3. To contribute to the identification of sources of funding and the process of securing funds for scholarly activities. 4. To contribute to the development of departmental and subject teaching and learning practices. Administration and other Activities 1. To undertake such specific roles and management functions as may be reasonably required by the Head of Department. 2. To attend departmental meetings and to participate in other committees and working groups within the Department, the Faculty and the University. 3. To engage in continuous professional development. 4. To take a leadership role in Departmental activities in one or more areas of outreach, widening participation and student engagement. 5. To undertake external professional 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 Specification The 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 1 Possession of a PhD or equivalent in an appropriate subject (a) Essential Criteria 2 Evidence of excellent University-level teaching and the supervision of student projects (a, c) Essential Criteria 3 Ability to take a lead role in the effective and efficient delivery of a teaching programme of an interdisciplinary, cross departmental degree course with an international student cohort (a, c) Essential Criteria 4 Ability to undertake research, scholarship, or evidence-based inquiry that positively impacts practice, policy, or contributes to research, education, or teaching knowledge. (a, c) Essential Criteria 5 Ability to manage administrative duties related to the delivery of a degree course, for example, admissions, examinations, student experience etc. (a, c) Essential Criteria 6 Ability to advise and support students in learning issues, engage in academic counselling and pastoral care (a, c) Essential Criteria 7 Effective communication (oral and written) skills, presentation and training skills (a, b, c) Essential Criteria 8 Experience in organisation of professional development relating to teaching, and in mentoring of inexperienced teaching staff (a, c) Essential Criteria 9 Ability to work independently and as part of a team (a, c) Essential Criteria 10 Good interpersonal skills (a, c) Desirable Criteria 1 Experience in review and development of curriculum (a, c) Desirable Criteria 2 Experience of delivery of projects in outreach, widening participation or student engagement. (a, c) Further Particulars For 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 Policy As 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 Information Right to work in the UK If you do not yet have the right to work in the UK and/ or are seeking sponsorship under for a Skilled Worker visa in 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 for a Skilled Worker Visa. 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 2010. Closing Date 30 Jan 2022 Apply Now Email this job to a friend Sign in | © MMXIII | Terms | Privacy | Cookies | Accessibility
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