Associate Professor of Statistics

University of Oxford
December 12, 2023
Offerd Salary:£52,815
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Associate Professor of Statistics

Department of Statistics, 24-29 St Giles', Oxford, OX1 3LB

The Department of Statistics and Mansfield College are recruiting an Associate Professor of Statistics with effect from 1 September 2024. The successful candidate will be an outstanding individual who is, or has the potential to become, a leader in their field. They will also be appointed to a Tutorial fellowship at Mansfield College.

The successful candidate will have a doctorate in Statistics or a related discipline, and an outstanding research record, as well as the potential to attract research funding. The Department would particularly welcome applications from candidates with research interests in modern statistical methods such as Scalable Methods for Large Data Sets, Computational Statistics, and Statistical Machine Learning. The successful candidate will have the skills and enthusiasm to lecture at undergraduate and graduate level, over a wide range of topics within Statistics, and to supervise students.

Associate Professor is the main academic career grade at Oxford with a focus on research and teaching. Most academic appointments are made to this grade, from those who have completed their PhDs relatively recently, to more established academics.

The postholder will join the dynamic and collaborative Department of Statistics. The Department carries out world-leading research in computational statistics, machine learning, theoretical statistics, and probability as well as applied statistics fields, including statistical finance (including arbitrage and market microstructure), statistical and population genetics, bioinformatics and statistical epidemiology. In the UK's most recent national research assessment exercise, the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021, 78% of our submission (joint with the Mathematical Institute in Oxford) was judged to be 4 (the highest score available, for research quality that is world-leading in terms of originality, significance, and rigour).

We proudly hold a departmental Athena SWAN Silver Award and a Race Equality Charter Bronze Award, which guide our progress towards advancing gender and racial equality. As part of our commitment to openness, inclusivity and transparency, we would particularly welcome applications from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are currently under-represented in positions of this type at Oxford. Applicants will be judged on merit, according to their ability to satisfy the selection criteria as outlined in full in the job description.

If you would like to discuss this post and find out more about joining the academic community at Oxford, please contact Christl Donnelly ( [email protected]) or Frank Windmeijer ( [email protected]) at the Department of Statistics, and Ian Griffiths ( [email protected]) at Mansfield College. All enquiries will be treated in strict confidence and will not form part of the selection decision.

Only applications received before 12.00 noon UK time on Tuesday 12 December can be considered. Interviews are anticipated to be held during the week beginning Monday 8 January.

Contact Person : HR Vacancy ID : 167847 Contact Number : Closing Date & Time : 12-Dec-2023 12:00 Contact Email : [email protected] Pay Scale : ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR (TF-UNIVERSITY) Salary (£) : Combined salary from £52,815 p.a., additional benefits include College Housing Allowance (currently £9,956 p.a.) and College Research Allowance (currently £1,728 p.a.) An allowance of £3078 p.a. would be payable upon award of Full Professor title.

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