Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Statistics

Job summary

The Statistics Section of Imperial’s Department of Mathematics is undergoing significant expansion and seeks applications for multiple new Lectureships starting January 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. This expansion includes developing and deploying a new MSc programme that will be delivered entirely online. The Statistics Section at Imperial conducts internationally excellent research across a broad range of areas including serious...

Job listing information

  • Reference NAT00992
  • Date posted 1 September 2021
  • Closing date 24 October 2021

Job description

Job summary

The Statistics Section of Imperial’s Department of Mathematics is undergoing significant expansion and seeks applications for multiple new Lectureships starting January 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. This expansion includes developing and deploying a new MSc programme that will be delivered entirely online.

The Statistics Section at Imperial conducts internationally excellent research across a broad range of areas including serious interdisciplinary research, the development of statistical methodolgy aimed at solving significant applied problems and cutting edge statistical theory.

Applicants with strong track records of excellence in research and teaching are encouraged to apply. Statistics is a live discipline so we welcome diverse applicants with experience with industrial, government or commerical collaboration.

Further information about the Statistics Section can be found at www.imperial.ac.uk/statistics

Duties and responsibilities

You will work in the field of statistical science, broadly interpreted and will undertake a self-directed program of research and scholarship at a level commensurate with the current standards of international excellence in the Section. The role will involve teaching in the MSc Statistics (traditional and online) and Undergraduate Mathematics programmes, supervising Research and PhD students in addition to managing staff such as Research Associates. You will promote the reputation of the Statistics Section through scientific meetings, scholarship, and other outwardly-facing activities.

Essential requirements


  • Hold a PhD (or equivalent) in Statistical Science or a closely related mathematical discipline

  • Research interests in some field of statistical science or statistical learning and, ideally, the development of this field in an area of application

  • Proven abilities to conduct a personal research programme at the highest level and to attract competitive research funding, and will be able to demonstrate strong leadership potential

  • Experience of collaborative research (desirable)

  • Experience of teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and an interest in online education

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential, particularly with researchers in non-mathematical disciplines.

Further information

These are full-time roles but part-time may be considered for exceptional candidates.

Further information about the Department, and further particulars of the post, can be found at the website http://www.imperial.ac.uk/mathematics

For informal discussions about this position, please contact Professor Guy Nason, Head of the Statistics Section, g.nason@imperial.ac.uk

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About Imperial College London

Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.

You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.

We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces.

It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.

Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

All Imperial employees are expected to follow the 7 principles of Imperial Expectations: 

  • Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity
  • Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams
  • Consider the thoughts and expectations of others
  • Deliver positive outcomes
  • Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination
  • Develop and grow skills and expertise
  • Work in a planned and managed way 

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

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