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Lecturer in Statistics


London, Strand Campus


  • Posted on: 22nd Dec 2021
  • Salary: £46,934 - £55,299, including London Weighting Allowance
  • REF: 039086
  • Closes: 20th January 2022
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time

Job description

Applications are invited for a Lectureship in Statistics in the Department of Mathematics at King’s College London.

Candidates are expected to have a PhD in Statistics, or a closely related area, and research expertise in some area of statistics, and should have the potential to carry out research which has high levels of originality, innovation and depth that may lead to significant impact on their field in the long term.

The successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the research activity of the Department, take part in teaching and examining for the Department’s undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes, make a contribution to the academic organisation of the Department, and have demonstrable ability to attract research funding.

Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality

The Department of Mathematics is a registered supporter of the London Mathematical Society’s (LMS) Good Practice Scheme which supports advancing women’s careers in university mathematics departments. We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and have policies to support staff with flexible arrangements for parental responsibilities or those returning from a long-term absence. The department was awarded an Athena SWAN bronze award in 2020. We positively encourage women applicants and those from an ethnic minority to apply, as they are currently under-represented within the Department of Mathematics.

The post is available from 1 April 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter, and is located at the Strand Campus of King’s College London.

Further particulars of the posts can be located below and further information about the department and the research group can be found at:


Responsible to the Head of Department.

This post will be offered on an indefinite contract

This is a full-time post – 100% full time equivalent

Key responsibilities

All candidates should have the potential to carry out research which has high levels of originality, innovation and depth that may lead to significant impact on their field.

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Undertake a self-directed programme of research and scholarship in Statistics at a level commensurate with the current international standards of excellence within the department.
  • Demonstrate a proven ability or potential for achieving research excellence.
  • Promote the reputation of the Statistics Research Group through scientific meetings, scholarship and other externally facing activities.
  • Deliver an excellent student experience through innovative teaching and assessment methods for both undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes.
  • Provide supervision to Postgraduate Research Students.
  • Enthusiastically contribute to academic management and support the administration and organisation of the department to further its education, research activities and ambitions.

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.
Skills, knowledge, and experience

Essential criteria

  • PhD in Statistics or a closely related area
  • Strong research record in Statistics, as evidenced by publications in high quality journals and conferences
  • Ability to teach undergraduate and postgraduate modules in mathematics

Desirable criteria

  • Experience in attracting external research funds
  • Experience of teaching and examining
  • Experience of administration

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