School of Mathematics

Lectureship in the Mathematics of Data Science

Applications are invited for a Lectureship in the Mathematics of Data Science.

The University of Edinburgh and the School of Mathematics are partners in a consortium that leads the UK's Alan Turing Institute, a major initiative that drives research and investment in Data Science in the UK. We seek an outstanding candidate with either an existing track record of high-quality research in Data Science, or strong evidence of high research potential. Candidates from any relevant subject area of Mathematics, Statistics, or Operational Research will be considered. Applicants should note that during the first two years of appointment the successful candidate will be required to spend the equivalent of one year at the Alan Turing Institute's British Library Hub in London. This could comprise a single block of time or smaller blocks (for example 3 to 6 month periods). The postholder will contribute to the teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

The closing date for applications is 5pm (GMT) on Monday 9th May 2016.

The post is available at a mutually agreed date from 1 August 2016. Informal enquiries can be made by contacting Professor Iain Gordon (Head of School), email: email

Salary Scale: £38,896 - £46,414 per annum.  

Application Procedure: All applicants should apply online via our vacancy website, the application process is quick and easy to follow, and you will received email confirmation of safe receipt of your application.  The online system allows you to submit attachments.  Please include with your application

  • Detailed cv
  • A proposed research programme, including a 1 page outline suitable for non-experts
  • Teaching statement
  • Please indicate clearly in your supporting statement what you wish to achieve in spending a year at the Alan Turing Institute in London.

References These posts are subject to four satisfactory references (including one teaching reference) being received. When applying online, please note that the option to indicate that referees cannot be approached before interview is not in fact available for these positions. Please select ‘Yes' when given the option, unless exceptional circumstances apply.

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