Assistant Professor in Statistics

London School of Economics and Political Science

London, UK

Application Deadline

LSE is committed to building a diverse, equitable and truly inclusive university. For this post, we particularly welcome applications from women and people from minority ethnic groups.

Salary is no less than £61,446 per annum and the salary scale can be found on the LSE website

Based in the Statistics, the post holder will contribute to the intellectual life of the School through conducting and publishing outstanding quality research, engaging in high quality teaching as instructed by the Head of Department and participating in the School and wider Department activities.

Applications for this new post are invited from outstanding candidates in the field of statistics and probability. Successful candidates will join an established and successful department and contribute to its research and teaching in probability, finance and insurance. The post is tenable from 1st September 2024.

You will have expertise and research interests in applications of probability to finance and insurance, preferably with a focus on their computational and empirical aspects. You will have an established track record or trajectory of research at a level of international excellence and proven ability, as evidenced by existing publications, or potential to publish in top journals. You will also have a clear, well developed and viable strategy for future outstanding research that has the potential to result in world-leading publications.

You must have a completed (or nearly completed) PhD in statistics, mathematics or other related area by the post start date. You will maintain an active research programme and contribute to the general work of the Department, including teaching courses in statistics, probability, actuarial science, finance and insurance at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

We welcome applications from candidates who are keen to collaborate with colleagues with complementary research interests both from within the Department and from other departments in the School. You will maintain an active research programme and contribute to the general work of the department, including teaching of a range of courses on the BSc Actuarial Science and MSc Quantitative Methods in Risk Management programmes, both run by the Department of Statistics.

The other criteria that will be used when shortlisting for this post can be found in the person specification, which is attached to this vacancy on the LSE’s online recruitment system.

In addition to a competitive salary the benefits that come with this job include an occupational pension scheme, a research incentive scheme with personal reward options, generous research leave (sabbatical) entitlement, a collegial faculty environment and excellent support, training and development opportunities.

For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document, job description and the person specification.

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Should you have any queries about the role, please email

The closing date for receipt of applications is 10 December 2023 (23.59 UK time).

We are unable to accept any late applications.

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