Associate Lecturer (Education Focused) at School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of St. Andrews, Scotland.
Deadline for application is October 11th 2019.
School of Mathematics and Statistics, Start: 6 January 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter, Fixed term for 3 years with the possibility of extension for a further 2 years
This is a 3-year fixed-term post, with a possible extension for another 2 years at a higher grade conditional on performance. The School od Mathematics and Statistics is looking for an outstanding teacher in Statistics to join us in delivering our highly-rated programme of teaching at undergraduate and taught postgraduate level. For post-holders wishing to pursue a combined research and teaching track, and demonstrating suitable research potential, there is the option of a standard lecturer position in the extension period.
The university welcomes applications from candidates who hold, or will shortly hold, a PhD in Statistics or a closely-related discipline; have teaching experience at undergraduate level; have experience applying relevant analytical skills and teaching techniques to a wide range of learners; have good communication skills and share our desire to educate and inform students. Experience in statistics module development and/or in problem-based learning methods will be an advantage, as will demonstrable ability to work in a team.
The post-holder will teach modules in statistics that may be at a range of levels from first year undergraduate to taught Masters level. They will also supervise final-year undergraduate and Masters dissertation projects; these latter projects take place over the summer.
The post is initially for 3 years; however, it is intended to cover a 5-year teaching replacement (which may itself be renewed). Therefore, conditional on suitable performance, the schoool anticipates offering a 2-year extension in the first instance. Further, the university anticipates that this extension will be at a higher grade – either Lecturer (Education Focused) or Lecturer (Education and Research), depending on the preference of the post-holder and their suitability for these roles.
For informal enquiries, the university encourages those considering applying to contact the Head of School, Professor Mark Chaplain (mathshos(at)st-andrews.ac.uk) and/or Head of Statistics, Professor Len Thomas (len.thomas(at)st-andrews.ac.uk) and/or Director of Teaching, Dr. Antonia Wilmot-Smith (maths-dot(at)st-andrews.ac.uk) to discuss possibilities.
Please find here further information and how to apply: https://www.vacancies.st-andrews.ac.uk/Vacancies/W/2077/0/244497/889/ass...