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

Company Information: Academic staff at UC are always pushing the boundaries by asking “What if?”. They put inquiry and discovery at the centre of the educational process as all UC teaching programmes are research-based.

UC’s academic staff includes business, government and community leaders who are at the forefront of knowledge in their fields. They are actively involved in research and publishing in their areas of expertise.

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

Duties and Responsibilities: 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: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Statistics or Data Science

School of Mathematics and Statistics

• Full-time (37.5 hours per week)
• Continuing (i.e. permanent) position

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.

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 position 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:

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 Information: Applications for this position are submitted online and should include:
• a covering letter
• a full curriculum vitae with the contact details of three referees
• any teaching evaluations
• unofficial academic transcripts (in English)
• a two to three page document outlining your research interests and goals, your teaching philosophy, and how you will contribute to developing data science in our School.

Please ensure your application is uploaded as a single pdf file and that the file name is your surname, followed by your initial.

For further information on the role, please contact Jennifer Brown at:

The closing date for this position is Sunday, 4 March 2018 (NZ time).

The University of Canterbury is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligation under the Treaty of Waitangi.

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Application Deadline: 03/04/2018