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Lecturer (Teaching and Scholarship) in Statistics or Financial Mathematics

University of Leeds - Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences

Location: Leeds
Salary: £35,333 to £42,155 p.a.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 22nd September 2022
Closes: 20th October 2022
Job Ref: EPSMA1071

We have two positions available - one post fixed term for 12 months, one post fixed term for up to 2 years.

Are you an enthusiastic academic, committed to delivering a first class learning and teaching experience with a proven ability to teach effectively at undergraduate and postgraduate level? Are you passionate about delivering an exceptional student experience in a research-intensive Russell Group University? 

We are looking for highly motivated individuals who have an interest in Statistics or Financial Mathematics, to join the Department of Statistics within the School of Mathematics. You will contribute to the School’s research-led teaching and management of student education and will play an important role by contributing to the development of outstanding graduates and scholars. Also, you will be expected to take an active role in the development of our curriculum, aligning with the Institutional-led Curriculum Redefined principles and practices.

With a PhD (or have submitted your thesis before taking up the role) in Statistics or Financial Mathematics, or a closely related discipline such as Mathematics, you will have a demonstrable ability to teach Probability, Statistics, Data Science or Financial Mathematics. You will have an enthusiastic and innovative approach to all aspects of student education, good communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to use technology effectively and innovatively in the preparation and delivery of blended learning material. You will also be interested in developing pedagogic research and scholarship.

The School of Mathematics supports the London Mathematical Society Good Practice Scheme. The School also offers a number of family-friendly employment practices that are designed to enable a good work-life balance.

Please read the ‘How to Apply’ section in the Candidate Brief regarding what documents to include as part of your online application.

This role will be based on the university campus, with scope for it to be undertaken in a hybrid manner.   We are also open to discussing flexible working arrangements.

What we offer in return

  • 25 days holiday plus 15.5 Bank Holidays/days that the University is closed by custom (including Christmas) – that’s over 40 days a year!
  • Pension schemes with a generous contribution from the University. 
  • Health and Wellbeing: including options for flexible working, discounted access to our state-of-the-art Campus gym and sports facilities, and more. 
  • Access to on-site childcare, shopping discounts and travel schemes are also available.
  • Personal Development: Access to courses run by our Organisational Development & Professional Learning team and self-development courses.
  • A large but compact university campus housing state-of-the-art research facilities, transformational research, and a bustling innovation hub.

And much more!   

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Dr Stuart Barber, Head of Statistics, Department of Statistics

Email: S.Barber@leeds.ac.uk 

OR

Professor Kurt Langfeld, Head of School, School of Mathematics

Email: K.Langfeld@leeds.ac.uk

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