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Associate Lecturer St Andrews

Sep 10, 2019

Associate Lecturer (Education Focused) at School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of St. Andrews, Scotland.
Deadline for application is October 11th 2019.

School of Mathematics and Statistics, Start: 6 January 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter, Fixed term for 3 years with the possibility of extension for a further 2 years
This is a 3-year fixed-term post, with a possible extension for another 2 years at a higher grade conditional on performance.  The School od Mathematics and Statistics is looking for an outstanding teacher in Statistics to join us in delivering our highly-rated programme of teaching at undergraduate and taught postgraduate level.  For post-holders wishing to pursue a combined research and teaching track, and demonstrating suitable research potential, there is the option of a standard lecturer position in the extension period.

The university welcomes applications from candidates who hold, or will shortly hold, a PhD in Statistics or a closely-related discipline; have teaching experience at undergraduate level; have experience applying relevant analytical skills and teaching techniques to a wide range of learners; have good communication skills and share our desire to educate and inform students.  Experience in statistics module development and/or in problem-based learning methods will be an advantage, as will demonstrable ability to work in a team.

The post-holder will teach modules in statistics that may be at a range of levels from first year undergraduate to taught Masters level.  They will also supervise final-year undergraduate and Masters dissertation projects; these latter projects take place over the summer.

The post is initially for 3 years; however, it is intended to cover a 5-year teaching replacement (which may itself be renewed).  Therefore, conditional on suitable performance, the schoool anticipates offering a 2-year extension in the first instance.  Further, the university anticipates that this extension will be at a higher grade – either Lecturer (Education Focused) or Lecturer (Education and Research), depending on the preference of the post-holder and their suitability for these roles.  

For informal enquiries, the university encourages those considering applying to contact the Head of School, Professor Mark Chaplain (mathshos(at) and/or Head of Statistics, Professor Len Thomas (len.thomas(at) and/or Director of Teaching, Dr. Antonia Wilmot-Smith (maths-dot(at) to discuss possibilities.

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