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Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Statistics and Data Science

Job title Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Statistics and Data Science

Department Mathematical Sciences

Salary Starting from £42,149, rising to £50,296

Grade Grade 8

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 2311

This role is sponsorable

Placed on Wednesday 02 November 2022

Closing date Monday 02 January 2023

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference AT9938

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We are looking to enhance and broaden our current strengths in the mathematical and computational aspects of data science. We would welcome your application if you have experience working in any area of data science including combinations of, but not limited to:

  • machine learning
  • compressed sensing
  • imaging and inverse problems
  • statistical and stochastic methods in data science
  • health-related applications of mathematics, statistics and data science

About you

You should be able to demonstrate your potential for achieving and sustaining a leading research programme. You should be active in developing and submitting competitive applications for external funding.

You should be committed to pursuing excellence in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, and in supervising graduate students.

You will be expected to contribute to the development and delivery of programming and data science units in our BSc and MSc programmes, including the new MSc Data Science and Statistics (Health).

You will also be expected to develop a research programme that integrates into one or more of the existing research groups in the Department: AGeNT (Algebra, Geometry and Number Theory), Analysis and PDEs, ProbL@B (Probability Laboratory at Bath), Statistics, AIMS (Applied and Interdisciplinary Mathematics) and Numerical Analysis and Data Science. You will also be expected to play an important role in the Centre for Mathematics and Algorithms for Data.

About the department

The Department of Mathematical Sciences has over 70 academic staff from all areas of mathematics, and is ranked in the top 100 in the world.

Its research activities are supported by the Centre for Doctoral Training in Statistical Applied Mathematics at Bath (SAMBa), which has currently over 80 PhD students. In addition, the Bath Institute for Mathematical Innovation (IMI) promotes and supports cross-campus research activities, industrial and international collaborations in all areas of mathematics and statistics. Various research centres such as the Centre for Mathematical Biology (CMB), the Centre for Mathematics and Algorithms for Data (MAD), the Centre for Networks and Collective Behaviour (CNCB), and the Centre for Nonlinear Mechanics (CNM), provide focus in interdisciplinary collaborations.

For an informal conversation about this role, please email Professor Alexander Cox ( Professor Gunnar Traustason (, or Dr Theresa Smith (

Successful applicants will benefit from working in a vibrant research-oriented department with over 70 research staff, a strong culture of doctoral training, and bolstered by the Department’s EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training, SAMBa. Bath is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and provides for a high quality of life, together with proximity to Bristol and excellent transport connections with London.

What we can offer you

We are an equal opportunities employer and have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award

A family-friendly University with an increasingly agile workforce, we are open to flexible working arrangements. We’re also proud to be a disability confident leader and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require. 

We offer:

  • a very generous employer contributory pension scheme;
  • generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance;
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce; 
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities.
  • a number of support options available for new and existing staff to help with the cost of some immigration expenses which you may be eligible for. Please visit the following webpages for more information:

 - Relocation Procedure

 - Visa Reimbursement Scheme

 - Interest-Free Loan Scheme

Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the City of Bath with its historic charm and social activity only a short distance away creates an excellent environment in which to work. Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a better environment for our employees and students, creating a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances health and wellbeing across our community. We are very proud to have recently received Ambassadors for Autism certification and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

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Visa information:

If you think you may require a visa to work in the UK you should refer to our guidance on the Skilled Worker Visa before embarking on a job application to ensure that you understand the requirements for sponsorship. You may be eligible to work in the UK via other alternative visa routes such as the Global Talent Visa or by having Settlement / ILR, please refer to our Staff Immigration webpages for further details.

Update to our application process:

We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this the personal details of applicants may be withheld at the initial shortlisting stage.