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Position: Lecturer in Statistics
Institution: University of Glasgow
Department: School of Mathematics & Statistics
Location: Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Duties: To develop, lead and sustain research of international standard in Statistics, to actively engage in teaching at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level and to play a role in developing and executing School strategy, management and organisation
Requirements: An Honours degree (SCQF Level 10) in a relevant discipline. A PhD (SCQF Level 12) or equivalent in Statistics or a related field. A comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of current issues and future directions within the wider subject area or subject specialism. An established reputation in an internationally competitive field of research within Statistics that matches or enhances existing research themes within the School. Research expertise of international standard within an area of Applied Statistics that complements the School’s activities. Ability, drive and organisational skills to secure research grant funding, lead a research team and develop an international research profile. Research creativity and strong cross-discipline collaborative ability where appropriate. Ability to teach effectively at undergraduate and/or taught postgraduate level. Excellent Team Leadership skills including demonstrable supervisory skills. Appropriate workload/time/project/budget/people management skills. Excellent interpersonal skills including team working and a collegiate approach. Excellent communication skills (oral and written) in appropriate range of contexts. Problem-solving skills including a flexible and pragmatic approach. Self-motivation, initiative and independent thought/working. Ability and willingness to take on appropriate administrative duties within the School. A commitment to high quality, research led, student-orientated teaching. Leadership, influencing and facilitation skills. 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. Strong record of postdoctoral research experience in relevant area. A developing track record of publications of international quality. Some experience of development and delivery of teaching, tutoring or demonstrating at undergraduate or postgraduate level. Experience applying for and securing research funding either as Lead or Co Investigator. Experience of research collaborations at national and/or international level. Evidence of significant esteem and independence in research. Proven ability to present research results at international workshops and conferences. For appointment at Grade 8: Experience of administrative duties in a research-led institution; Strong track record of postdoctoral research experience in relevant area; Strong publication record of international quality; Track record of successful grant application and income awarded; Track record of leadership contribution within and beyond research specialism; Experience of leadership of PGR supervision
   
Text: Lecturer in Statistics Reference Number 023416 Location Gilmorehill Campus / Main Building College / Service COLLEGE OF SCIENCE & ENGINEERING Department SCHOOL OF MATHEMATICS & STATISTICS Job Family Research And Teaching Position Type Full Time Salary Range Job Purpose To develop, lead and sustain research of international standard in Statistics, to actively engage in teaching at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level and to play a role in developing and executing School strategy, management and organisation. Main Duties and Responsibilities 1. Develop internationally leading research activity in Statistics. 2. Develop a portfolio of individual and/or joint research projects and secure the funding required to underpin the long-term growth of the research activity. 3. To enhance the research programme of the research group/specialism by playing a leadership role in developing and implementing group/specialism strategy. 4. Develop significant high quality output of research publications in leading international journals and presentations at national and international conferences, enhancing the reputation, profile and esteem of yourself and the School/College/University. 5. Supervise research students and staff and ensure their effective development, as appropriate. Play a significant role in Statistics research within the School and contribute to developing research across the College/University. 6. Develop research collaborations with appropriate individuals and groups within the University, including multi-disciplinary links, and develop external research collaborations both nationally and internationally, to ensure that research activities are at the forefront of the field. 7. Contribute to the planning, organisation and delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching activities within the School. 8. Contribute to the on-going development and design of undergraduate and postgraduate curricula, in a manner that supports a research-led approach to student learning. 9. Participate fully in assessment and examination processes using a variety of methods, as appropriate, and provide feedback to students that is relevant, timely and supports their learning. 10. To contribute to the work of national and international Research Councils and similar bodies at an appropriate level. 11. To engage, when appropriate, in the dissemination of advanced research through commercialisation, technology transfer, outreach etc. 12. Engage in professional development activities as appropriate and in external academic and professional activities to enhance the reputations of the School/College/University. 13. Contribute to the management and organisational duties of the School, as allocated by the Head of School. 14. To contribute to the enhancement of the University’s international profile in line with the University’s Strategic Plan - Inspiring People - Changing the World. http://www.gla.ac.uk/about/strategy/people/ For appointment at Grade 8: 15. Sustain internationally leading research activity and reputation in Statistics, including a track record of publications of international quality and funding required for this research and make a greater leadership contribution to the Group/School/College’s research activities 16. Take responsibility for the planning, organisation and delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching activities in the relevant and related subject areas, in accordance with the School programme 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 that matches or enhances existing research themes within the School A5 Research expertise of international standard within an area of Applied Statistics 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 Job Features Dimensions Typical Performance Standard Design and lecture on equivalent of 3 courses in undergraduate or postgraduate programmes; carry normal project supervision load. Publish papers of high international standard at a rate appropriate to the discipline Apply for external research funding Supervise one or more research students To develop research capability and carry out a range of research activities and functions within academic environments of the highest national or international quality Publish and seek funding as appropriate to subject specialism within agreed timescales Manage research grants as principal investigator or co-investigator as appropriate Develop and deliver courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level in accordance with a fair distribution of School workload Engage in personal, professional and career development to enhance both specialist and transferable skills in accordance with desired career trajectory Leadership and collaboration in research/teaching/administration activities as appropriate Individual or co-supervision of research students Administrative tasks as assigned by Head of Group/Subject/School Contribute to public engagement, outreach and recruitment, and knowledge exchange and impact activities as appropriate Contribute to the emergence and delivery of the School’s strategic objectives Contribute to national and international research developments through membership of appropriate committees and review panels for research councils and similar bodies Planning and Organising Management of time and prioritisation of research, teaching and administrative duties Planning, organisation and implementation of research, teaching and administrative duties on a weekly/monthly basis Long term strategic development of research and teaching plans and capabilities React to varying project needs and deadlines Bring issues to the attention of the relevant committees on behalf of self and others. Act on outcomes as necessary, in terms of school policy and provision Decision Making Strategic decisions on research directions. Decisions on grant submissions, including development of collaborative activities. Choice of journals, conferences and other media for dissemination of research outcomes. Curricula, intended learning outcomes, course content and assessment methods for undergraduate and taught postgraduate courses. Responsibility for organisation and use of resources (including financial), as appropriate. Prioritise own work External involvement including collaborations, refereeing applications and papers, journal editorial ships Prioritise work in accordance with Group/School/College objectives Internal/External Relationships Internal Head of School and School Management Team members: for exchange of information, regarding research and KT strategy, learning and teaching strategy. Academic colleagues: for information exchange to facilitate effective research and teaching. Undergraduate and postgraduate students: to optimise student learning. Research students and research/support staff: to supervise, advise and motivate. Administrative staff within School, College and University Services (e.g. Research & Enterprise, Finance, Human Resources, and Registry): for exchange of information and appropriate advice relating to grant applications, finances, research staff appointments, student progress and support, etc. External Researchers at other universities or organisations to develop and maintain national and international research collaborations and advance the development of the subject. Research funding bodies to maximise potential for research funding. Scientific or professional organisations to maintain external links, publish and undertake academic/professional activities. Problem Solving Research including technical, experimental and theoretical aspects, problem solving and development of novel ideas. Project Design, Research direction and grant winning. Budgetary issues including lead times. Assistance of undergraduate/postgraduate students and junior team members with problems relating to research projects and the student experience. Other Representation of the University/College/School through presentation at national and international events Attendance at training events to learn and implement new research technologies Prepared to travel to work in the UK/Europe and elsewhere as required by the University Standard Terms & Conditions Salary will be on the University’s Research and Teaching Grade, level 7/8, £35,210 - £39,610 / £43,266 - £50,132 per annum. This post is full time, fixed-term, for 3 years. Interviews for this position are expected to be held in week commencing 14th January 2019. If appointed at Grade 7 / 8 the successful candidate will be enrolled onto the University’s Early Career Development Programme (ECDP). This will provide you as an early career academic staff member to be developed and supported over a specified timeframe to facilitate the advancement of your academic career. 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. The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401. Vacancy Ref: 023416, Closing Date: 02 December 2018
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