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Strategic Teaching Fellow in Statistics

Imperial College London - Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Natural Sciences

Location: London
Salary: £45,234 to £53,536 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 28th September 2021
Closes: 31st October 2021
Job Ref: NAT01005
 

Salary: £45,234 - £53,536 per annum

Contract Type: Full-time, fixed term until 31 December 2023

Location: South Kensington Campus

Your main duties will be to support the ongoing review of the curriculum within the Statistics Section of the Department of Mathematics. You will design and deliver Statistics modules on behalf of the Department.

The Department of Mathematics recently began to deliver a new undergraduate curriculum, and the Statistics MSc curriculum is currently undergoing review. In addition, the Department is about to welcome the first cohort of students on a new MSc programme in Machine Learning and Data Science, delivered entirely online. You will play an important role in continuing the development of the Statistics curriculum across all programmes. Support for curriculum review will involve liaison between the Department’s curriculum review group, Imperial’s Educational Development Unit, and Strategic Teaching Fellows from other disciplines, to re-design and develop the teaching of Statistics within the Department.

Duties and responsibilities

You will assist with the development of innovative forms of pedagogy within the Department. Teaching associated with the post includes the delivery of Statistics modules to undergraduate and taught postgraduate students within the Department, as well as to students from other departments. You will teach lectures or classes for up to ten hours a week. You will also carry out personal tutoring and project supervision work within the Department.

Person Specification

Essential

  • A degree, or equivalent with substantial Mathematics and Statistics components
  • Have completed (or be nearing completion of) a PhD in Statistics or Mathematics
  • Have, or to be working towards, a recognised teaching qualification, or to be able to demonstrate experience in a formal teaching environment
  • Have potential for and willingness to work towards appropriate professional recognition and accreditation e.g., Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)
  • Recent experience and proven competence of teaching or tutoring in Statistics at university level
  • A specialist knowledge of Statistics, or a closely related field, and of teaching methods and techniques within the field of Mathematics.
  • Experience of promoting effective learning and of interaction with students

Desirable

  • Experience of supervising student projects
  • Familiarity with a variety of strategies to assess learning
  • Familiarity with methods for the evaluation of teaching
  • Experience of curriculum development
  • Ability to contribute to the research profile of the Department

Further Information

This is a full-time, fixed term position until 31 December 2023 and will be based at South Kensington Campus.

For specific questions about this position, you are welcome to contact Professor Guy Nason, Head of the Statistics Section (g.nason@imperial.ac.uk).

To apply, visit www.imperial.ac.uk/jobs and search by the job reference NAT01005.

Closing date: 31/10/2021

We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

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