Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Statistics (Confirmation Path)

University of Otago
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To build our Statistics team, we are offering opportunities for permanent academic appointments that would suit motivated people who wish to live in the vibrant southern city of Dunedin, gateway to the beautiful Otago Region of New Zealand.

Our positions are ideal for active researchers who want to further their career in an academic environment, particularly those interested in collaborative research with academics in Medical and Scientific fields. University of Otago is New Zealand's most research-intensive University, and members of the Department are well-placed to collaborate. Research interests of staff at Otago includes environmental and ecological statistics, Bayesian inference, time-series analysis, biostatistics and bioinformatics. We welcome applications from candidates wishing to extend their research in any area of statistics.

The successful applicant will teach Statistics at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and supervise postgraduate research students. The research/teaching nexus is emphasised at Otago, and we structure teaching loads to facilitate personal scholarship of our academics, as well as to expose our students to research-informed teaching.

Candidates should have a PhD in Statistics, a commitment to ongoing statistical research, and experience in teaching. Further details about the position are available in the information statement.

We welcome international candidates, and can provide financial assistance for relocation and visa applications. There is a wealth of practical information available for migrants considering a move to New Zealand and Dunedin. We encourage academics to maintain international research connections, and support this with generous research and study leave provisions.

The Department is committed to diversity in staffing, and we encourage applications from women and other groups who are under-represented in the Mathematical and Statistical Sciences. The University has generous parental leave provisions and operates childcare centres covering the period birth to eight years.

The salary range for a Lecturer is $70,506 to $85,039 and a Senior Lecturer is $89,634 to $103,657. The position is full-time and permanent, subject to the satisfactory completion of the Confirmation Path objectives for new appointees. Please note that the U.S.-equivalent levels of appointment are Assistant Professor (Lecturer) and Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer). Also, confirmation path is equivalent to tenure-track.

Specific enquiries about this position may be directed to Professor Richard Barker, Tel 64 3 479 7756, Email rbarker@maths.otago.ac.nz.

Further details about the Department, its staff, courses, and research interests can be obtained from http://www.maths.otago.ac.nz.

There is no formal closing date and applications will be considered individually on receipt. The University reserves the right to close this vacancy at any time.

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