Chair/Reader in Applied Statistics

University of York

York, UK

Application Deadline
£53,353 - £65,578

The Department of Mathematics is seeking a talented new colleague to join our vibrant Statistics and Probability group to take a leading role in expanding research projects in Applied Statistics/Data Science.

You will have an outstanding research record in this area and the capacity to attract funding, form interdisciplinary collaborations and engage with industry. You will have a passion for teaching statistics and will seek to inspire our students with innovative teaching methods. You will have the opportunity to lead in the development and teaching of a new MSc programme in Mathematical Data Science.

We are open to candidates at Professorial or Reader level with good leadership experience.

Key responsibilities:

  • PhD or equivalent experience in Statistics or related quantitative discipline
  • Outstanding and internationally recognised knowledge in Applied Statistics
  • Ability to define, lead, manage and attract funds for internationally excellent research
  • Substantial publication record in leading peer-reviewed journals
  • Proven leadership and managerial skills
  • Ability to design teaching material and deliver either across a range of modules
  • A strong personal commitment to equality, and diversity and inclusion

For an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact the Head of Department, Prof Martin Bees (

Interview date: 11/05/2023

The Department of Mathematics

We are a research-led department. We have high-calibre staff who produce innovative and technically demanding research on a world stage with a healthy span of research areas in pure and applied mathematics and statistics. All of our research was rated world-leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*) in REF2021 in all three categories: outputs, impact and environment. Only three other Departments in the UK achieved this. Furthermore, we are 1st for "learning resources" and 2nd for "assessment and feedback" and "academic support" in Mathematics in the Russell Group universities included in the 2022 National Student Survey.

For further information on the Department, please visit

The University strives to be diverse and inclusive – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University.

We also encourage applications from women for senior roles.

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