Reader/Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Statistics

Organisation
King's College London
Locations

London, United Kingdom

Application Deadline
Salary
£48,737 - £73,572

pplications are invited for a Reader/Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Statistics in the Department of Mathematics at King’s College London. This is part of a continued strategic expansion of Mathematics at King’s, with 13 new posts being advertised across the mathematical sciences. 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 candidate 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.. Further particulars of the post can be located below, and further information about the department and the research group can be found at: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/mathematics The post is available on a full-time, indefinite contract from March 2023 and is located at the Strand Campus of King’s College London.

Key responsibilities

Reader LevelAs Reader in Statistics you will strengthen the reputation, culture and ambitions of the department and wider institution by:

  • Taking on a leadership role in research, teaching and administration within the Department of Mathematics;
  • Enhancing the research profile of the Department, through maintaining a consistent high-level output of publications and presentations of world-class quality;
  • Sustaining high-quality research activity through a portfolio of individual, joint and/or network research projects, and to acquire research funding through grant applications to Research Councils and from other sources;
  • Supervising and training postgraduate students and postdoctoral research staff to ensure their effective development;
  • Acting in a senior role within the Department in administrative and other activities as directed by the Head of Department, including mentoring of junior staff, in accordance with the departmental programme and workload model;
  • Taking part in strategic planning and decision-making at Department, Faculty and University level;
  • Promoting and marketing the work of the Department in the subject, both nationally and internationally;
  • Contributing to national and international research council activities and similar panels as appropriate;
  • Leading and co-ordinating research activity in the subject;
  • Leading research and collaborative partnerships with other educational institutions and bodies;
  • Providing advice to external bodies, as appropriate.

Senior Lecturer LevelAs Senior Lecturer in Statistics you will strengthen the reputation, culture and ambitions of the department and wider institution by:

  • Undertaking a self-directed programme of research and scholarship at a level commensurate with the current international standards of excellence within the department;
  • Sustaining high-quality research activity through a portfolio of individual, joint and/or network research projects, and to acquire research funding through grant applications to Research Councils and from other sources;
  • Promoting the reputation of the research group through scientific meetings, scholarship, and other externally-facing activities;
  • Delivering an excellent student experience through innovative teaching and assessment methods for both undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes, in core mathematics and an area of Statistics;
  • Providing supervision to postgraduate research students;
  • Enthusiastically contributing to academic management and supporting the administration and organisation of the department to further its education, research activities and ambitions;
  • Being responsible for the wellbeing and pastoral care of students, including acting as Personal Tutor;
  • Engaging with and contributing to department, faculty and institutional level initiatives in accordance with education strategy at all levels of the organisation.

Lecturer LevelAs Lecturer in Statistics you will strengthen the reputation, culture and ambitions of the department and wider institution by:

  • Undertaking a self-directed programme of research and scholarship at a level commensurate with the current international standards of excellence within the department;
  • Demonstrating a proven ability or potential for achieving research excellence in an area that fits in to one of our research groups, centres or interest groups;
  • Promoting the reputation of the research group through scientific meetings, scholarship, and other externally-facing activities;
  • Delivering an excellent student experience through innovative teaching and assessment methods for both undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes, in core mathematics and an area of Statistics;
  • Providing supervision to postgraduate research students;
  • Enthusiastically contributing to academic management and supporting the administration and organisation of the department to further its education, research activities and ambitions;
  • Being responsible for the wellbeing and pastoral care of students, including acting as Personal Tutor
  • Engaging with and contributing to department, faculty and institutional level initiatives in accordance with education strategy at all levels of the organisation.

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 for a Reader1. PhD in Statistics or a closely related area2. Excellent knowledge and understanding of the specified fields of expertise and an emerging research track record of publications and research grant leadership in this area3. Potential to attract external research funds4. Experience of teaching Statistics at undergraduate and postgraduate level, with evidence of innovative and effective teaching and ability to engage and inspire students of diverse and international backgrounds;5. Ability to supervise postgraduate research students6. Ability to make significant contribution to administrative work7. Excellent oral and written communication skills, with an excellent standard of English language8. A desire and vision to advance research development

Desirable criteria for a Reader1. Completion of appropriate training in Higher Education teaching and learning/academic practice. Those without this will need to complete this in their first year in post.2. Experience in attracting external research funds3. Excellent administrative and organisational skills

Essential Criteria for a Senior Lecturer1. PhD in Statistics or a closely related area2. Strong research record in any area of Statistics or a closely related area, as evidenced by publications in high quality journals and conferences3. In-depth knowledge in an area of in Statistics4. Potential to attract external research funds5. Ability to supervise postgraduate research students6. Ability to make significant contribution to administrative work7. Excellent oral and written communication skills, with an excellent standard of English language8. A desire and vision to advance research development

Desirable criteria for a Senior Lecturer1. Completion of appropriate training in Higher Education teaching and learning/academic practice. Those without this will need to complete this in their first year in post.2. Experience in attracting external research funds3. Experience of administration

Essential Criteria for a Lecturer1. PhD in Statistics or a closely related area2. Good research record in Statistics or a closely related area, as evidenced by publications in high quality journals and conferences3. In-depth knowledge in an area of Statistics4. Potential to attract external research funds5. Ability to teach undergraduate and postgraduate modules in some areas of Statistics6. Ability to supervise postgraduate research students7. Excellent oral and written communication skills, with an excellent standard of English language8. A desire and vision to advance research development

Desirable criteria for a Lecturer1. Completion of appropriate training in Higher Education teaching and learning/academic practice. Those without this will need to complete this in their first year in post.2. Experience in attracting external research funds3. Experience of administration


Closing date: 11-Dec-2022


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