University of Caterbury, New Zealand, powered by, Dr Aisling O’Sullivan (Ireland)

“Christchurch is a great city to live in. With the mountains and ocean on your doorstep it offers a terrific ‘playground’ for outdoor recreation. The fine weather and lack of traffic are far more attractive than Dublin. Interdisciplinary research collaborations are not necessarily contingent on large external research funding and we attract excellent postgraduates from overseas who bring a wealth of diversity of skills.”

Dr Aisling O’Sullivan (Ireland)
Senior Lecturer in Civil and Natural Resources Engineering

Lecturer in Statistics

School of Mathematics and Statistics

  • Full-time (37.5 hours per week)
  • Continuing (i.e. permanent) position 

Applications are invited for the continuing position at the level of Lecturer (comparable to Assistant Professor in the US system) in the School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. 

The School of Mathematics and Statistics has two fast growing areas of statistics teaching and research: Financial Engineering and Data Science. We welcome applicants with teaching and research interests that will support one, or both, of these strategic directions of the School. You will contribute to the vibrancy of the School’s research culture and will be expected to undertake a range of teaching responsibilities for undergraduate students (first to final year) and to supervise research (postgraduate) students. Collaborative research, both within the university and externally, is encouraged. 

You should have a Ph.D. in Statistics (or be near completion), or have an equivalent qualification. 

The School of Mathematics and Statistics is a strong, forward-looking School, dedicated to excellence in teaching and research. For more about the School, please visit:

The University of Canterbury is committed to promoting a world-class learning environment through research and teaching excellence, and has a vision statement of “People Prepared to Make a Difference”. You will have the opportunity to work alongside members of a diverse academic community and enrich your own professional and personal development.

For information about the range of benefits in joining UC please visit us online at:

The closing date for this position is: Thursday, 27 October 2016 

Applications are submitted online and should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae with research publication details, a one-page statement of research and teaching interests, and the names and contact details of three referees. 

Should you wish to email any additional attachments or have queries in relation to the application process, please forward these to the Recruitment Coordinator, Nikki Gibbs, 

Further information about this role can be obtained by contacting the Head of School, Professor Jennifer Brown, 

The University of Canterbury is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligation under the Treaty of Waitangi.