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Lecturer / Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor in Statistics or Data Science
University of Canterbury

Company Information: When you come to the University of Canterbury you get to enjoy the very best a university has to offer – a world class learning environment, a vibrant campus and a great student lifestyle that's packed with opportunities.

At UC you will gain hands-on experience in courses led by academics who are actively engaged in research and who are experts in their fields. Our culture promotes active learning, where our vibrant community allows you to be who you are and do what you love.

Our picturesque campus with modern teaching and research facilities is set in the heart of a city that has become a magnet for growth and innovation. Further afield lies a region packed with outdoor adventure, from the mountains to the sea.

Position Title: Lecturer / Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor in Statistics or Data Science

Duties and Responsibilities: Applications are invited for continuing positions at the level of Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in the School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.

We are looking for people to contribute to the development of our teaching and research programmes in Data Science and Statistics. Our Data Science programme is relatively new and we are recruiting staff to support it. We are also seeking someone to lead the Data Science programme and take it to the next level.

In either role, as a part of the data science group, or the group leader, you will contribute to the vibrancy of the School’s research culture and teach also in the Statistics programme. You will be expected to undertake a range of teaching responsibilities for undergraduate students and to supervise research (postgraduate) students. Collaborative research, both within the university and externally, is encouraged.

Position Qualifications: You should have a Ph.D. (or be near completion) in Statistics, or have an equivalent qualification in a relevant subject. If you are interested in the positon for the group leader you should have at least five years of relevant University or Industry experience.

The School of Mathematics and Statistics is a strong, forward-looking School, dedicated to excellence in teaching and research. For more about the School, please visit:

Salary Range: $75,000 – $100,000 NZD

Benefits: The University of Canterbury is committed to promoting a world-class learning environment through research and teaching excellence, and has a vision statement of “People Prepared to Make a Difference”.You will have the opportunity to work alongside members of a diverse academic community and enrich your own professional and personal development.

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Application Deadline: 09/10/2017