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Professor of Statistics

Requisition ID:  2186

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Open Ended
Posted Date: 


We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.


Closing Date: 13.04.2020


Applications are invited for the position of Professor of Statistics within the School of Mathematics, Statistics & Physics.  We are seeking a high calibre colleague who will strengthen the research base in statistical methodology and contribute to collaborative research. We welcome applications from all fields of statistics.


Applicants should have an outstanding and internationally recognised track record of research in statistics, preferably with a blend of theory and practice. They should have a proven capability to attract and manage large research funding awards and have significant experience of supervising PhD and postdoctoral research.


Within the School of Mathematics, Statistics & Physics, the Statistics Group has a wide span of interests. Research themes include Bayesian methodology for complex models; big data, scalability and computation; biostatistics; stochastic systems biology; and spatial and environmental statistics. We have many opportunities for statisticians to engage with researchers across a wide range of disciplines.  We are part of the Alan Turing Institute and are linked with the Newcastle-based National Innovation Centre for Data (NICD). We are partners with the School of Computing in the development of a new MSc in Data Science and are heavily involved in the University development of Newcastle Helix, a £200 million project bringing together academia, the public sector, business and industry on a new site in the heart of the city.


The successful candidate will complete and publish high-quality research in statistical methodology, contribute to other collaborative research programmes and play a role in the teaching and administrative activities within the School. They should develop and manage grant-funded research projects, and provide leadership within the Statistics Group.


We aim to achieve a diverse mix of colleagues that will enable us to:

  • bring new ideas and different perspectives to both teaching and research;
  • refresh our engagement with one another and challenge our thinking;
  • enhance our collegiate environment;
  • provide more diverse role models, attract a wider range of bright, active and engaged students and enhance our pastoral care.


We aim to attract applicants who will actively contribute to all aspects of the School, who will be enthusiastic and committed to new ventures and innovations in both teaching and research. All applicants who fulfil the criteria are welcome.  We are keen to offer opportunities, where possible, to colleagues from groups who are currently underrepresented in mathematical sciences in the UK.

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Tom Nye at tom.nye@ncl.ac.uk or +44 (0)191 208 5369. More information about the School can be found at http://www.ncl.ac.uk/maths-physics


Please click here to view the Candidate Briefing Pack


Interviews : 03.06.2020 and 04.06.2020 inclusive


We are the proud recipients of an institutional silver Athena SWAN award and a unit-level bronze award, demonstrating our achievements and ongoing commitment to achieving gender equality. The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers.


Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains staff from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.


Requisition ID: 2186