The post-holder will be expected to pursue research of international quality that enhances, complements and/or extends current activity in the Department of Statistical Science and the Institute for Risk & Disaster Reduction (IRDR). The post-holder should aim to maximise the impact of their research and transfer of knowledge and engage with policy makers and practitioners, in particular taking advantage of London’s unique position as a global hub in finance, health, consulting, engineering and humanitarian assistance. The post-holder will be expected to take on managerial responsibilities in the IRDR and to contribute to teaching courses in the IRDR and the Department of Statistical Science.
The post is open-ended and is available from 1 January 2018.
The successful candidate should hold, or be about to hold, a PhD or equivalent qualification in mathematics or statistics or a relevant discipline. They will possess a high research profile which includes a track record of international research excellence and publishing in quantitative risk analysis, and the ambition to become a leader in the field. The appointee should have the ability to construct and deliver lecture courses on topics relevant to the needs of the Department and the IRDR and possess excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
For an appointment to be made at the higher salary grade (Grade 8), please refer to the specific criteria given within the person specification.
Further particulars including a job description, person specification and details of how to apply can be accessed at http://www.ucl.ac.uk/statistics/department/jobs. Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Peter Sammonds, email: email@example.com, tel: +44 (0)20 7679 2422 or Professor Richard Chandler, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, tel: +44 (0)20 7679 1880.
Salary is Grade 7: 38,581-41,864 GBP per annum or Grade 8: 43,023-50,753 GBP per annum. Appointments at either grade currently qualify for an additional market supplement of 7,000 GBP per annum (to be reviewed every 2 years). UCL operates a Relocation Scheme for newly appointed academic staff who relocate their home to take up their appointment. This includes a relocation supplement of 9,000 GBP. The department and the institute will also provide a start-up fund of 6,000 GBP, available for the duration of the probation period.
The Department of Statistical Science at UCL is the longest established university statistics department in the world. It was founded in 1911 by Karl Pearson and has played a pioneering role in the development of the subject. It is one of nine departments in the UCL Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MAPS), and has close links with many departments, both within the Faculty and outside ...it. All MAPS departments had at least 80% of their research activity classified as “world-leading” or “internationally excellent” in terms of originality, significance and rigour in the 2014 REF. In 2016 the department obtained overall satisfaction ratings of 87% for the National Student Survey and 100% for the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey. The department holds a Bronze Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance the representation of women in science, mathematics, engineering and technology.
We teach statistical science at all levels (undergraduate single/combined honours, service courses, MSc and PhD) and carry out research across a wide range of theoretical and applied areas.