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Lecturer (Assistant Professor)/Senior Lecturer or Reader (Associate Professor) in Statistics and Data Science

Job title Lecturer (Assistant Professor)/Senior Lecturer or Reader (Associate Professor) in Statistics and Data Science

Department Mathematical Sciences

Salary Starting from £43,414, rising to £51,805 (Lecturer), or £53,353, rising to £61,823 (Senior Lecturer/Reader)

Grade Grade 8 to Grade 9

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 2311

Placed on Wednesday 21 September 2022

Closing date Sunday 16 October 2022

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference CC9728

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The Department of Mathematical Sciences seek to appoint candidates to the following positions, with at least one position in statistics related to health and medicine:

  • Reader or Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Statistics
  • Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Statistics

About you:

In enhancing our strength in Statistics and related fields, we are seeking ambitious people who will build on existing departmental strengths or expand our research into new areas of statistics and data science. In particular we welcome applications with research interests in health and medicine who will contribute to our research strength and development of post-graduate training in this area.

A successful applicant for Lecturer (Assistant Professor) will have shown exceptional potential for achieving independent research of international standing. At the Senior Lecturer level (Associate Professor) you will have a track record of research of international standing and a track record in teaching. At Reader level (Associate Professor) you will have an established track record of independent research of international standing including gaining substantial funding for your research.

You should also have a strong interest in pursuing excellence in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and supervising graduate students, as well as being fully integrated into the range of research-focused activities within the statistics research group.

About us:

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Bath is a leading UK department in both research and teaching, with a large, diverse, and vibrant academic staff, and a culture of inter- and intra-disciplinary collaboration and knowledge transfer with industry.  We host the successful EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Statistical Applied Mathematics (SAMBa) which bolsters the department’s recruitment of talented doctoral students. In addition, the Bath Institute for Mathematical Innovation helps businesses solve complex mathematical and statistical problems, and promotes cross-campus research activities and international collaborations.

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.

Further information:

The first stage of shortlisting will be carried out anonymously, so it is essential that candidates complete the anonymous questions on the online application form. After the initial anonymous stage, further materials will be seen by the shortlisting committee, and for this the applicants should upload:

  • a full Curriculum Vitae,
  • a statement of research interests of up to three pages explaining how their work would complement and strengthen existing activity at Bath,
  • a one-page summary of teaching experience, including a statement of which courses in our existing undergraduate programme they would be able to teach, and
  • the names and contact details for at least three referees.

Any additional materials, including any additional pages in the documents above, will not be used.

Applications from all groups currently under-represented in academic posts are particularly encouraged. We are working to improve the present gender balance within the Department, and particularly welcome applications from women. Both the Department and the University are committed to providing a supportive and inclusive working environment. Flexible working options will be considered wherever possible. For more information visit

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Chris Jennison (, Dr Theresa Smith ( or Professor Gunnar Traustason (

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 all applicants will be withheld at the initial shortlisting stage.