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Heilbronn Chair in Data Science

University of Bristol - Faculty of Science - School of Mathematics

Location: Bristol
Salary: Competitive Salary Plus Benefits
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 2nd November 2018
Closes: 16th December 2018
Job Ref: ACAD103648

The School of Mathematics is looking to recruit an outstanding academic to lead our expansion in data science.

The University of Bristol is building its data science capability as part of our strategic priorities, and has existing world-class research expertise across science and engineering, including mathematics and statistics. The School of Mathematics currently comprises around ninety academics, and already has substantial relevant expertise in data science, augmented by several recent hires at Lecturer and Senior Lecturer level. The School also houses the Heilbronn Institute (a partnership with GCHQ), which is currently expanding its capability in data science. In 2018 the School has launched a new MSc in the Mathematics of Cybersecurity

You will have an outstanding track record of academic research leadership, teaching and innovative curriculum development.  Existing partnerships and strong connections with external organisations are highly desirable. The post comes with a competitive package covering salary and resources, to be negotiated as part of the appointment process. Details of the post-holder’s duties and responsibilities can be found in the further particulars via the link below.

Informal enquiries are welcome, and should be directed to Professor Jonathan Robbins (Head of School,, or Professor Jonathan Rougier (Director of the Institute of Statistical Science,

Interviews are anticipated to take place over two days on Thursday 31st January 2019 and Friday 1st February 2019.

The initial closing date for applications is 11.59pm on Sunday 16th December 2018.

The School of Mathematics is a supporter of the LMS Good Practice Scheme aiming at advancing women's careers in mathematics and we therefore particularly welcome applications from women for this post.

We appreciate and value difference, seeking to attract, develop and retain a diverse mix of talented people that will contribute to the overall success of Bristol and help maintain our position as one of the world’s leading universities.

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