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University Academic Fellow in Statistical and Machine Learning

University of Leeds - Faculty of Mathematics and Physical Sciences, School of Maths

Location: Leeds
Salary: £40,792 to £48,677 per annum (Grade 8)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 28th January 2019
Closes: 10th March 2019
Job Ref: MAPMA1103

Are you an experienced and ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have a strong research background in Applied Statistics or Data Analytics? Do you want to further your career in a world-leading, research-intensive Russell Group University?

With a vision and drive to contribute to a World-Leading research portfolio, as well as a passion for undertaking research-led teaching, you will make a significant impact on the performance, stature and profile of research and student education at The University of Leeds.

As a University Academic Fellow, you will carry out research, teaching and associated administration within the School of Mathematics and contribute to academic leadership in the field of Statistics with an interest in data analysis. School staff are actively involved in conducting interdisciplinary research in the Leeds Institute of Data Analytics, which brings together over 200 researchers and data scientists within the University and in the Alan Turing Institute which the University of Leeds recently joined as a partner.

Career Pathway: Tenure track equivalent post requiring successful completion of a 5 year development plan, leading to appointment to a grade 9 Associate Professor, with the potential for accelerated progression.

What does the role entail?

As a University Academic Fellow your main duties will include:

  • Pursuing a programme of individual and collaborative research, resulting in high quality publications and a national and international profile and engaging with industry as appropriate to attract and co-ordinate major initiatives;
  • Promoting the integration of your own research area with other research interests, in the School, Faculty and University;
  • Attracting research funding individually and collaboratively to underpin high quality research activity and research programmes/projects;
  • Developing a strategy to ensure that your research has the potential for impact beyond academia;
  • Undertaking research-led teaching at different levels, with engagement in continual improvement in response to student and other feedback;
  • Contributing to the design, development and planning of teaching modules and policy within statistics and machine learning as required;
  • Working in partnership with students to provide outstanding education and an excellent student experience;
  • Contributing to the management of the School or cross university interdisciplinary initiatives by taking on appropriate leadership, management and administrative responsibility;
  • Leading academic initiatives and projects in research and student education which facilitate School, Faculty and/or University development;
  • Participating in the recruitment, management and development of staff as well as acting as a mentor to less experienced colleagues;
  • Contributing to the development of the discipline or research area, e.g. through organisation of conferences or membership of key bodies setting the strategic direction of the area;
  • Contributing to the development and achievement of University, Faculty and School strategy within the context of an international, research-led university;
  • Becoming a specialist in the field, developing and maintaining an external profile as appropriate to the discipline;
  • Maintaining your own continuing professional development;
  • Carrying out the duties of the post in accordance with University policies, procedures, values and standards, including the Leadership and Management standard.

These duties provide a framework for the role and should not be regarded as a definitive list. Other reasonable duties may be required consistent with the grade of the post.

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