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Position: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Statistics
Institution: Newcastle University
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
Duties: Applications are invited for the position of Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Statistics within the School of Mathematics, Statistics & Physics
Requirements: PhD in Statistics or a closely related discipline
   
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Contract Type All Faculty/Service Cluster All Academic/Service Unit All Requisition ID All Working Pattern All Select how often (in days) to receive an alert: Create Alert × Select how often (in days) to receive an alert: Apply now » Already a colleague at Newcastle University? Click here for our Internal Careers page Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Statistics Requisition ID: 27175 Location: Newcastle, GB Contract Type: Open Ended Working Pattern: Full Time Posted Date: 3 Jun 2024 Salary: Lecturer Grade F: £39,347 to £44,263 per annum Lecturer Grade G: £45,585 to £54,395 per annum Senior Lecturer Grade H: £56,021 to £59,421 per annum Newcastle University is a great place to work, with excellent benefits . We have a generous holiday package; plus the opportunity to buy more, great pension schemes and a number of health and wellbeing initiatives to support you. Closing Date: 18 July 2024 The Role Are you a passionate and dedicated educator with a thirst for knowledge discovery and a desire to inspire the next generation? If yes, we invite you to join our school. Applications are invited for the position of Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Statistics within the School of Mathematics, Statistics & Physics. Our Statistics Group is internationally recognised for its strength in applied probability, applied statistics, computational statistics, and sports statistics. The Statistics Group has been supported in recent years by BBSRC, CRUK, EPSRC, ESRC, EU, Leverhulme, MRC, NIHR and Wellcome. We have many opportunities for statisticians to engage with researchers across a wide range of disciplines, including the other groups within the School of Mathematics, Statistics & Physics, the School of Computing, and the Faculty of Medical Sciences. We are also partners with the Newcastle-based National Innovation Centre for Data. We are heavily involved in the University development of Newcastle Helix, a £200 million project bringing together academia, the public sector, business, and industry on a new site in the heart of the city. You will be expected to research and publish high-quality papers, contribute to other collaborative research programmes, and support with administrative activities. You will also foster a positive and inclusive learning environment that encourages our students to participate and think critically. You will be a mentor and support students with their academic and professional growth. Our aim is to employ a rich mix of people with different backgrounds that will help us to: • Bring new ideas and different perspectives to both teaching and research • Refresh our engagement with one another and challenge our thinking • Enhance our collegiate environment • Provide more diverse role models, attract a wider range of bright, active, and engaged students, and enhance our pastoral care We are keen to attract applicants who will actively contribute to all aspects of the school, and who will be enthusiastic and committed to new ventures and innovations in teaching and research. All applicants who fulfil the criteria are welcome. We are keen to offer opportunities, where possible, to people from groups who are currently underrepresented in mathematical sciences in the UK. We are the proud recipients of an institutional silver Athena SWAN award and a unit-level bronze award, demonstrating our achievements and ongoing commitment to achieving gender equality. To apply , please complete an online application and provide the following documents: • A cover letter of no more than two sides of A4. Your cover letter should detail how you can evidence the criteria in ‘The Person’ section of the job description (insert link). Please outline clearly why you think your background and research complements the existing Statistics Group, how you would fit into the wider university community, and how a position at Newcastle will foster your future academic career. • Please also include within your cover letter a short statement regarding Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion, which should include both your past contributions and your desired future contributions at Newcastle. • A full CV, including details of your qualifications and publications, any relevant research funding, post-graduate supervision, technical or teaching experiences, and citizenship. • A research statement of no more than two-sides of A4. Your statement should include details of your proposed research area and your research goals. Please ensure you include detail of your aspirations for research funding. • A teaching statement of no more than two sides of A4. Your statement should include a description of any teaching qualifications or training you have received, your teaching philosophy, details of your past teaching, and what teaching you would like to do or develop at Newcastle. Please note the closing date is 18th July 2024. Interviews are taking place w/c 9th September 2024. More information about the Statistics Group or Informal enquiries may be made to Prof Chris Oates ( chris.oates@ncl.ac.uk ) or Prof Murray Pollock ( murray.pollock@ncl.ac.uk ), or any other senior member of the Statistics Group. For more information about the school, please click here Key Accountabilities The successful candidates will be expected to: • Undertake independent original research in statistics, or a closely related field (such as biostatistics, statistical data science, or machine learning) • Publish refereed articles in journals of international standing • Collaborate with colleagues in the school on research in statistics • Collaborate with colleagues from other disciplines within the university • Develop grant-funded research projects • Supervise MSc students, PhD students and postdoctoral researchers • Undertake external professional activities that contribute to the development of applied, methodological or theoretical statistics • Undertake teaching in statistics and data science • Contribute to the life and work of the school in general • Carry out administrative duties as assigned by the Head of School and the School Executive Board The University has developed an Academic Job Summary Guidance document which summarises the range of activities that academic staff may be expected to perform The Person Knowledge, Skills and Experience All levels • Strong awareness of modern statistics • Evidence of high-quality research, as evidenced by publications in internationally recognised research journals, and invited research presentations at departments, conferences, and workshops In addition, for Grade G Lecturers • Research publications clearly meet the University’s standard for submission to the Research Excellence Framework • An ability to effectively teach at university level, and the willingness to supervise PhD students and postdoctoral researchers In addition, for Senior Lecturer • Evidence of the ability to successfully attract research funding • Evidence of successful teaching, and the development of new courses • Evidence of exceptional academic standards and experience of providing high-quality pastoral care for students • Evidence of successfully undertaking an academic administrative role • Experience of supervising and mentoring junior colleagues Attributes and Behaviour All levels • Excellent collaborative, interpersonal and team-working skills • A clear, ambitious, yet realistic vision for their research that represents a good fit with the aims of the academic unit • Candidates must demonstrate how they can positively contribute to fostering an inclusive environment • Evidence of the ability to engage with, and respond enthusiastically and positively to, students from a wide variety of backgrounds In addition, for grade G lecturers • Potential to provide leadership to research or teaching teams • Effective time management, prioritisation, and organisation skills to balance the potentially conflicting demands of teaching, research, and administration; and the ability to meet deadlines In addition, for Senior Lecturer The ability to persuade and influence at all levels to foster and maintain relationships, resolving difficulties as they arise. Qualifications • PhD in Statistics or a closely related discipline Desirable • A Higher Education Teaching qualification Newcastle University is a global University where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. As a University of Sanctuary, we aim to provide a welcoming place of safety for all, offering opportunities to people fleeing violence and persecution. We are committed to being a fully inclusive university which actively recruits, supports and retains colleagues from all sectors of society. We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all of our employees and the communities they represent. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from individuals who can complement our existing teams, we believe that success is built on having teams whose backgrounds and experiences reflect the diversity of our university and student population. At Newcastle University we hold a silver Athena Swan award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality. We also hold a Race Equality Charter Bronze award in recognition of our work towards tackling race inequality in higher education REC. We are a Disability Confident employer and will offer an interview to disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role as part of the offer and interview scheme. In addition, we are a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe. Requisition ID: 27175 Contact Us Apply now » Find similar jobs: View All University Opportunities, Academic/Clinical Academic Careers Careers Home View All Job Categories Register Privacy Policy Contact Us © 2023 Newcastle University
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