School of Mathematics

University Teacher in Statistics

To deliver teaching at all levels, helping to develop existing courses and programmes where this is appropriate, and to undertake teaching and student support related administrative duties. The main expectation is that the postholder will teach two courses per semester or equivalent tutorial/project support and MSc dissertation supervision.


The School of Mathematics is seeking to appoint a University Teacher in Statistics. This is a fixed-term position, focusing mainly on teaching across a range of statistics courses, but with opportunities to take part in the world class research activities in our School. The duties allocated will be dependent on the expertise of the appointee and will include delivering effective teaching to undergraduate and/or taught postgraduate programmes. The role will also include the supervision of student projects and involvement in assessment of students, helping to develop courses and programmes where this is appropriate, and teaching related administration. It is expected that the postholder will engage with the research activities of the School relevant to them.

The School takes career development seriously: we will mentor the postholder to develop key skills and experiences in teaching and learning and support participation in the Edinburgh Teaching Award, which leads to a Higher Education Academy Fellowship.

A PhD in Statistics (or closely related discipline) and experience of teaching statistics at University level is essential, as well as the ability to demonstrate effective team working, communication and interpersonal skills.

The post is full time and is available at a mutually agreed date from 1 July 2020, fixed term for two years.

Salary Scale: £33,797 - £40,322 per annum.

The closing date for applications is Thursday 11th June 2020 at 5pm(GMT). Informal enquiries can be made by contacting: Professor Finn Lindgren, email

The University of Edinburgh promotes equality and diversity. We strive for a family-friendly School of Mathematics. The School holds a Bronze Athena SWAN award and supports the London Mathematical Society Good Practice Scheme.

Application Procedure.

You can apply online.  The application process is quick and easy to follow, and you will receive email confirmation of safe receipt of your application. The online system allows you to submit a CV and other attachments.

Please attach your curriculum vitae and a brief document outlining your teaching experience and your approach to teaching. We also require details of three referees, two of whom must be able to comment on your teaching.

You will be notified by email whether you have been shortlisted for interview or not.

The closing date is 5pm on Thursday 11th June 2020.