Professorial Research Fellow in Statistics

Application deadline: 12:00 noon (UK time) Wednesday 12 September 2018

Department of Statistics, 24-29 St Giles', Oxford

RSIV: from £56,529 p.a.

Applications are invited for the post of Professorial Research Fellow based at the Department of Statistics in association with Nuffield College, with effect from 1 January 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter.

This post is funded jointly with Nuffield College. Additional substantial benefits including a College academic responsibility allowance of £22,288 p.a., a research allowance of £12,920 p.a. and a College start-up allowance of up to £5,379.

This senior academic appointment represents an exciting opportunity for collaboration between Department and College in the field of statistics in the social sciences. The postholder will hold a doctorate in statistics or a related subject. They will be a statistician of international standing with some research interests in the social sciences who will provide intellectual leadership within the Department, the College and more broadly within social sciences at Oxford.

The postholder will undertake teaching within the Department, examining at undergraduate and postgraduate level, supervision of postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers, and research as well as other duties within the Department. They will also provide dedicated expertise and leadership in statistics within the College and will act as College supervisor for graduate students and mentor for postdoctoral researchers working in a similar field. This interdisciplinary area has experienced extensive growth in recent times, and the research strategy at the Department of Statistics includes engagement in this area and alignment of the strengths within statistics and the social sciences departments. The post holder will join with other leading academics from the Department to develop and implement exciting new MSc and DPhil courses in Social Science Data.

The successful applicant will bring the skills, experience and enthusiasm to forge strong links with the Social Sciences Division and have significant experience of developing research strategies and managing research projects and groups for example at the interface between the mathematical and social sciences. The post holder will also have an outstanding publication record as lead author in prestigious international journals and will be able to demonstrate the potential to produce further work of high significance and impact during the tenure of the professorship, as evidenced by, amongst others, highly cited publications involving statistical innovation in the leading scientific application journals, and/or in the leading journals in statistics.

The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon (UK time) Wednesday 12 September 2018.

Interviews are planned for Friday 21 September 2018.

Applications for this post are to be made online. To apply for this role and for further details about how to apply, including the job description and selection criteria, please click here.

Queries about the post should be addressed to Professor Charlotte Deane at (or telephone: +44 (0)1865 281301) or Professor Simon Myers at (or telephone: +44 (0)1865 281240).

All enquiries will be treated in strict confidence; they will not form part of the selection decision.

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