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Lecturer in Statistics (2 posts)

Mathematics & Statistics
Salary:   £36,382 to £50,296
Closing Date:   Sunday 19 June 2022
Interview Date:   Tuesday 28 June 2022
Reference:  0168-22

Applications are sought from candidates working in methodological statistics connected with real-world challenges. You should have a proven track record of publishing research work of international quality, and demonstrate potential for being a capable and enthusiastic contributor to the Department’s Statistics teaching. Your role will be an independent academic in the Department, aligned to one of the research groups but following your own research agenda, while also teaching and carrying out academic administration. Candidates working in any statistical research area are encouraged to apply.

This is an exciting time to join one of the largest and most vibrant statistics communities in the UK. We currently hold more EPSRC funding than any other UK Statistics group and comprise of 25 academic staff, 18 research associates and over 40 research students spread across research clusters in Bayesian and Computational Statistics, Time Series and Changepoints, Extreme Value Statistics, Statistical Learning, and Medical and Social Statistics. Lancaster is one of the UK’s top departments in Mathematics and Statistics, ranked 7th overall in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework and 1st for impact.

The Department hosts the EPSRC-funded Centre for Doctoral Training in Statistics and Operational Research in partnership with industry, STOR-i (, in collaboration with the Department of Management Science, and is a member of the ESRC North West Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership ( The Department is one of the founding partners in Lancaster’s thriving Data Science Institute (, which has core themes focusing on health, environment and society. These activities build on flourishing undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Statistics.

We welcome applications from all diversity groups. The Department provides an environment which aims to meet the individual needs of each member of staff. All new lecturers are provided with mentoring and support from the group as a whole, with a carefully selected group lead taking responsibility for personal development. We are committed to family-friendly and flexible working policies, and seek to promote a healthy work-life balance. The University is a charter member of Athena Swan and has held a Bronze award since 2008, in recognition of good employment practice to address gender equality in higher education and research. The Department achieved its own Athena Swan Bronze award in 2017 and is a registered supporter of the London Mathematical Society’s Good Practice Scheme. We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job-share basis wherever possible and habitually agree to flexible modes of working.

Informal enquiries should be made to the Head of the Statistics Section, Professor David Leslie (, or the Head of Department, Professor Alexander Belton (, or to any member of the Statistics Section at Lancaster University.

Please use the covering letter to explain your suitability for this role and how you will contribute to the Department.

General information about the department can be found at 

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

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Please note: Unless specified otherwise in the advert wording, all advertised roles are UK based.

The University provides an environment that strongly supports the individual needs of each employee, whilst promoting the importance of wellbeing for all our colleagues. We have a range of support networks available for our employees, and more information on these can be found on the ‘Working at Lancaster’ information page.


We are committed to family-friendly and flexible working policies on an individual basis. The University recognises and celebrates good employment practice undertaken to address all inequality in higher education.


We warmly welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of their age, religion, gender identity or expression, race, disability or sexual orientation, and are committed to promoting diversity, and equality of opportunity.

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