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Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics

The Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics is seeking to recruit a new Faculty member who can contribute to research and teaching in Statistics from September 2023 (or by agreement).

Appointment may be made at any grade between Assistant Professor (Grade 9) and Professor (Grade 11/Reader equivalent) and applications are welcome at all levels. Appointment at Assistant Professor, subject to satisfactory completion of a probationary period (5 years), leads to a tenured position. A candidate who can demonstrate a track record of exceptional achievement may alternatively be appointed directly at the level of Associate Professor (Grade 10) or Professor (Grade 11). The successful candidate will be eligible for the University's merit-based promotions procedure leading to Professor (Grade 12).

Candidates should hold (or be close to completing) a PhD or equivalent in statistics, mathematics or a closely related subject. The ideal candidate for this position will have a strong track record of research excellence and will be able to lecture a range of courses in statistics at undergraduate and masters-level. They will have the ability, or potential, to secure research funding to support their research vision and build a network of collaborators. The post-holder will be part of the world-leading Statistical Laboratory with strong interdisciplinary connections within Cambridge, the UK and internationally.

Cambridge University has been ranked in the top 5 for Mathematics in the QS World Rankings for each of the last 5 years. The Mathematics departments occupy a modern, purpose-built campus, also including the Isaac Newton Institute. As well as relocation costs, start-up packages (up to 5 years) are provided to assist the post-holder in establishing their research in Cambridge and regular sabbatical leave enables Faculty to focus on research and scholarship.

For further information, please see the Further Particulars.

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You will need to upload a full curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, list of publications and the contact details of three academic referees. Please ensure that your referees are aware that they will be contacted by the Mathematics HR Office Administrator to request that they upload a reference for you to our Web Recruitment System; and please encourage them to do so promptly.

Informal inquiries can be directed to Professor Richard Samworth, Director of the Statistical Laboratory, at

Closing date for applications is 16 December 2022. Interviews are likely to be held in February 2023.

Please quote reference LF34049 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The Department and University are committed to a pro-active and inclusive approach to equality, which supports and encourages all under-represented groups, promotes an inclusive culture and values diversity. We particularly encourage women and candidates from underrepresented minorities to apply.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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Closing date

Dec 16th 2022

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£43,414 - £65,578