University of Auckland
Department of Statistics

Lectureship in Statistical Computing
Vacancy A195-02

The Department of Statistics at The University of Auckland wishes to fill a
tenure-track lectureship in Statistical Computing, beginning 2003.

The Department is the largest Statistics Department in New Zealand, with a
total of 18 full-time academic staff, together with numerous part-time staff
who collectively teach more than 4300 students spread over two campuses and
four faculties. It is the birthplace of the R environment for statistical
computing, and two members of the Department, Ross Ihaka and Paul Murrell,
are members of the R Core Group responsible for the on-going development of

We provide an active and well resourced research environment, with strong
research groups in the following areas: Bayesian Methods, Experimental
Design and Quality Improvement, Forensic Statistics, Medical Statistics,
Operations Research, Sample Surveys, Statistical Computing, Statistical
Ecology and Statistics Education. The Department has strong links with other
Government and private sector research agencies.

We teach a full range of graduate and undergraduate courses, ranging from
our first-year course that is offered to more than 2800 students per year,
to our postgraduate program with an enrolment of over 40. Courses in
statistical computing are taught at all levels, and the Department wishes to
expand its offerings in this area.

Applicants should have a PhD and a proven track record in teaching and
research, together with the ability to forge collaborative links with other
Departments in the University and outside organizations.

Further information about this position and the Department of Statistics can
be obtained from the Department's Web page (,
or from the Head of Department, Associate Professor Alan
Lee,(, Tel 64-9-373-7599 ext 8749, fax

Information about the University, the conditions of appointment and the
method of application, should be obtained from the University web site,

Applications close on November 30, 2002.