This is a full-time, permanent post, which has arisen as a result of ongoing growth and expansion within the Statistics group. Two positions are potentially available, and applicants from recent hiring rounds are encouraged to consider applying. Interviews for this position are expected to be held in week commencing 1st July 2019.
To make a leading contribution to research in Statistics (including related areas of Data Science), in an area that complements the existing research groups within the School. To contribute to the delivery of an excellent student experience through active engagement in teaching, assessment and administration at undergraduate and postgraduate levels (including online distance learning). Working independently and with colleagues, and international and external stakeholders, the post holder will be expected to publish in high impact journals at both national and international level and pursue opportunities to generate research income.
The post holder will assist with the development and delivery of School strategy, management and organisation.
For appointment at Reader you will have an outstanding track record of national and international distinction and leadership in research, including publications, income, and awards, bringing external recognition and distinction to yourself and the University.
New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.
The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities' Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.
All research and related activities, including grants, donations, clinical trials, contract research, consultancy and commercialisation are required to be managed through the University’s relevant processes (e.g. contractual and financial), in accordance with the University Court’s policies.
It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.
We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity.
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Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience
Knowledge/Qualifications Essential: A1 An Honours degree (SCQF Level 10) in a relevant discipline A2 A PhD (SCQF Level 12) or equivalent in Statistics or a related field A3 A comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of current issues and future directions within the wider subject area or subject specialism A4 An established reputation in an internationally competitive field of research within Statistics (including related areas of Data Science) that matches or enhances existing research themes within the School A5 Research expertise of international standard within an area of Statistics (including related areas of Data Science) that complements the School’s activities
Skills Essential: C1 Ability, drive and organisational skills to secure research grant funding, lead a research team and develop an international research profile C2 Research creativity and strong cross-discipline collaborative ability where appropriate C3 Ability to teach effectively at undergraduate and/or taught postgraduate level C4 Excellent Team Leadership skills including demonstrable supervisory skills C5 Appropriate workload/time/project/budget/people management skills C6 Excellent interpersonal skills including team working and a collegiate approach C7 Excellent communication skills (oral and written) in appropriate range of contexts C8 Problem-solving skills including a flexible and pragmatic approach C9 Self-motivation, initiative and independent thought/working C10 Ability and willingness to take on appropriate administrative duties within the School C11 A commitment to high quality, research led, student-orientated teaching C12 Leadership, influencing and facilitation skills C13 Ability to provide strategic contribution at subject or School level
For appointment at Grade 8: C14 Ability to perform the above skills at a more advanced level.
Experience Essential: E1 Strong record of postdoctoral research experience in relevant area E2 A developing track record of publications of international quality E3 Some experience of development and delivery of teaching, tutoring or demonstrating at undergraduate or postgraduate level E4 Experience applying for and securing research funding either as Lead or Co Investigator E5 Experience of research collaborations at national and/or international level E6 Evidence of significant esteem and independence in research E7 Proven ability to present research results at international workshops and conferences
For appointment at Grade 8: E8 Experience of administrative duties in a research-led institution E9 Strong track record of postdoctoral research experience in relevant area E10 Strong publication record of international quality E11 Track record of successful grant application and income awarded E12 Track record of leadership contribution within and beyond research specialism E13 Experience of leadership of PGR supervision
2 openings. Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 024925
About The University of Glasgow
Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world. We are one of the top 100 of the world's universities and have been named Scottish University of the Year by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.
The University of Glasgow
is ranked joint 69th in the world and was the first UK university to be rated as 5 Stars Plus overall (QS World University Rankings 2019)
is ranked joint 93rd in the world by the Times Higher World University Rankings 2019
welcomes students from more than 140 countries worldwide
has around 28,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students
has a global community of over 219,000 alumni
is a major employer in the city of Glasgow with more than 8,000 staff, including more than 3,400 research and teaching staff
has annual research income of more than £179m
is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading UK research universities
is ranked 1st in the Russell Group for teaching (NSS 2018)
is a founding member of Universitas 21, an international grouping of universities dedicated to setting worldwide standards for higher education
is a founding member of T...he Guild of European Research Intensive Universities
has strategic partnerships with the Universities of Columbia, Hong Kong, McGill and Sydney
has unique partnerships with the Singapore Institute of Technology, Nankai University and the University of Electronic Science & Technology of China meaning that we continue to extend our global footprint through innovative transnational education
includes among its alumni, the father of economics Adam Smith, Scotland’s architect of devolution Donald Dewar and renowned physicist and engineer Lord Kelvin.
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