Reader or Chair in Probability

Job summary

Applications are invited from outstanding individuals for a Reader/Chair in Probability within the Department of Mathematics. The Department conducts research of the highest quality and has strengths in several interconnected areas related to Probability including Stochastic Analysis, Mathematical Statistics, Applied Probability and Statistics, Machine Learning, Mathematical Physics, Applied Analysis and PDEs. You will work in the area of...

Job listing information

  • Reference NAT01204
  • Date posted 4 July 2022
  • Closing date 19 August 2022

Job description

Job summary

Applications are invited from outstanding individuals for a Reader/Chair in Probability within the Department of Mathematics. The Department conducts research of the highest quality and has strengths in several interconnected areas related to Probability including Stochastic Analysis, Mathematical Statistics, Applied Probability and Statistics, Machine Learning, Mathematical Physics, Applied Analysis and PDEs.

You will work in the area of probability and/or stochastic processes, interpreted in the broadest sense. You will contribute to the academic mission of Imperial College London to deliver world-class scholarship, education and research.

Duties and responsibilities

You will be engaged with research, education, and administrative duties in alignment with the department’s strategy, goals and vision. Among your research duties, you will direct a research programme at the highest scientifically rigorous levels, supervise, train and mentor research staff and students, obtain funds and research grants and encourage and guide junior research staff to do the same, and establish links with industry. You will teach and examine courses at all levels, teach modules in probability and/or stochastic processes at all levels, and supervise PhD, MSc and MSci theses. You will also undertake appropriate administrative tasks in support of the department’s teaching and research activities and attend relevant academic or management committees.

Full information on duties, responsibilities and criteria can be found in the Job Description.

Essential requirements


  • PhD in probability theory or a related field

  • An international reputation (commensurate with career stage) and expertise in the field of probability and/or stochastic processes

  • A significant or sustained track record (commensurate with career stage) in attracting high levels of research funding

  • Extensive experience in leading the design of research programmes

  • An excellent record of research, evidenced by a portfolio of research publications, confirming national/ international standing (commensurate with career stage)

  • Experience in training Undergraduate and Postgraduate students

  • Experience in supervision of higher degrees (PhD)

  • Evidence of management and administration experience

  • Ability to communicate well, conveying ideas and concepts clearly and effectively

Further information

Starting salary: From £81,791 per annum for Chair; From £71,448 per annum for Reader

Please see our Further Particulars for more information about the College and the benefits available to staff.

For informal discussions about this position, please contact the Head of Section, Professor Grigorios Pavliotis, Email: g.pavliotis@imperial.ac.uk or Chair in Probability and Stochastic Analysis, Professor Xue-Mei Li, Email: xue-mei.li@imperial.ac.uk.

Queries relating to the application process should be directed to the Senior Appointments Manager, Mrs Maria Monteiro, Email: m.monteiro@imperial.ac.uk)  

The College is a proud signatory to the San-Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions, we evaluate applicants on the quality of their work, not the journal impact factor where it is published. For more information, see https://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-evaluation/

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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.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity and to eliminating discrimination. All employees are expected to follow the Imperial Values & Behaviours framework. Our values are: 

  • Respect              
  • Collaboration
  • Excellence          
  • Integrity
  • Innovation

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 reassignment, 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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