Senior Lectureship/Readership in Statistics

Lancaster University - Mathematics & Statistics

We are seeking outstanding candidates for a Senior Lectureship/Readership in Statistics.

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics hosts one of the largest and strongest statistics research groups in the UK comprising 25 academic staff and 10 research associates. In the 2014 REF assessment, Mathematical Sciences at Lancaster was ranked fifth overall and third in terms of the impact of its research. The Statistics Group takes a leading role in the development of statistical methodology and the application of statistics in medicine, industry and the social sciences. The department is also one of the key partners of the newly found Data Science Institute (

The Statistics group has a vibrant PhD student community with over 40 FTE research students. In collaboration with the Department of Management Science, it hosts the EPSRC-funded Centre for Doctoral Training in Statistics and Operational Research in partnership with industry, STOR-i ( In addition, its leads the EU-funded research training network IDEAS ( and is part of the ESRC-funded North West Doctoral Training Centre for Social Science.

The Department has thriving undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Statistics, teaching a wide range of lecture courses and specialist short course modules. The MSc course in Statistics attracts over 20 students each year and has pathways in medical and pharmaceutical statistics. The newly established interdisciplinary MSc in Data Science, a cross-departmental initiative with Computing and Environmental Sciences, is training over 30 students each year.

You may have research interests in any area of statistics, but a proven record of attracting research funding and research studentships is required. Appointments that complement our existing statistics research groups are particularly sought.

The Department provides a research environment that strongly supports the individual needs of each employee, promoting a healthy work-life balance. We are committed to family-friendly and flexible working policies on an individual basis, as well as the Athena SWAN Charter, which recognises and celebrates good employment practice undertaken to address gender equality in higher education and research.

Informal enquiries can be made to: Prof Andrey Lazarev (Head of Department) or Prof Peter Neal (Head of Statistics

This post is available from 1 April 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter, and by 1 October 2017 at the latest.

General information about the Department can be found at:

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

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