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Lecturer/Lecturer Below the Bar in Statistics Data Analytics

Lecturer and Lecturer below the bar in Statistics & Data Analytics        

LOCATION: University of Limerick

REPORTS TO: Head of Department

CONTRACT TYPE: Lecturer – Multiannual (Post 1)

CONTRACT TYPE: Lecturer below the bar - Tenure Track (Post 2, five year fixed term). 

During the term of the contract the successful applicant will have the opportunity to apply for tenure in accordance with the University's Policy and Procedures for Granting Multi-annual Status to Tenure Track Academic Staff

SALARY SCALE: Lecturer €52,187 - €83,038 p.a.

SALARY SCALE: Lecturer below the bar €39,118 - €53,782 p.a. 

JOB DESCRIPTION

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • Primary degree in mathematical sciences or a related area.
  • Doctoral degree (level 10NFQ) in statistics, data analytics or a closely related area.

 

OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE JOB:

Teaching and Research in Statistics & Data Analytics.

 

DESCRIPTION:

We are seeking to fill two positions, a Lecturer and a Lecturer below the bar in Statistics & Data Analytics in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics. The department is responsible for teaching mathematics and statistics at all levels across the University, and also has a thriving research programme in applied mathematics and statistics. In December 2015 the department was successful in obtaining an Athena SWAN Bronze award, one of the first departmental awards given in the county, which demonstrates its commitment to addressing gender equality.

Research interests in the department include the development of statistical and applied mathematical methods (and hybrids thereof) for a range of real-world applications. Examples of specific statistical topics include Bayesian modelling, functional data analysis, survival analysis, mixed effect models, and meta analyses, but further linking between statistics and applied mathematics, e.g., as part of MACSI (the Mathematics Applications Consortium for Science and Industry), would be particularly welcome.

 

Applicants are invited from any area of statistics with particular relevance to data analytics. The successful candidate’s will have a doctoral degree (level 10NFQ) in statistics, data analytics or a closely related area, a track record in research and publication in any area of statistics and data analytics and should demonstrate a commitment to teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Experience of working in collaborative and interdisciplinary projects is also desirable, as is an awareness of how their work can impact more broadly on industry and society, and an ability to demonstrate this.

 

PRINCIPAL DUTIES:

The successful candidate’s will be required to contribute to the delivery and organisation of teaching their subject within the Department of Mathematics & Statistics, both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and to develop a research programme which complements existing research themes within the department in the area(s) of statistics and data analytics.

KEY TASKS

 

  • Responsible for lecture preparation and delivery, curriculum development, setting, moderation and marking of examinations and assessment at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels within the department. 
  • Development and delivery of new statistics and data analytics modules and programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level that are responsive to the needs of industry.
  • Supervise undergraduate and postgraduate projects.
  • Development of research and scholarly activities in areas that enhance or complement the department’s existing research areas. You will be encouraged to develop your research profile at the national and international level.
  • Development of research proposals for submission to external funding bodies, such as the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), Enterprise Ireland, Irish Research Council, Health Research Board, the European Union, etc.
  • Undertake some management and administrative responsibilities in support of the academic activities of the department.

 

Other relevant duties commensurate with the grade of the post as may be assigned by the Head of the Department.

Essential requirements for the successful applicant at Lecturer level:

  • Primary degree in mathematical sciences or a related area.
  • Doctoral degree (level 10NFQ) in statistics, data analytics or a closely related area.
  • A record of independent research in the field of statistics and data analytics.
  • Established relevant publication record in the field of statistics and data analytics.

Essential requirements for the successful applicant Lecturer below the bar level:

  • Primary degree in mathematical sciences or a related area.
  • Doctoral degree (level 10NFQ) in statistics, data analytics or a closely related area.
  • A developing record of independent research in the field of statistics and data analytics.
  • Developing relevant publication record in the field of statistics and data analytics.

Desirable requirements for the successful applicant at Lecturer level:

  • Evidence of experience in third level teaching.
  • Evidence of academic course/module material development and delivery in a third level setting. 
  • History of supervision of postgraduate students.
  • Evidence of an established research network within the international research community and/or industry.
  • Experience in the preparation of research proposals for submission to external funding bodies.

Desirable requirements for the successful applicant at Lecturer below the bar level:

  • Capacity to supervise postgraduate students at PhD level.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach statistics and data analytics at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Applicants must include:

  • A research plan (up to two pages in length) describing the research that the candidate would envisage undertaking if offered the position at the University of Limerick,

and

  • A teaching plan (up to two pages in length) detailing how the candidate would contribute to teaching and learning if offered the position.

These plans should include how the applicant would propose to advance programme offerings and research activities in statistics and data analytics.

Informal enquiries regarding the posts may be directect to:

Dr Sarah Mitchell

Head

Department of Mathematics & Statistics

University of Limerick

Email: sarah.mitchell@ul.ie

Further information for applicants and application material is available online from:

http://www.ul.ie/hrvacancies/

The closing date for receipt of applications is Monday, 3rd December 2018.

Applications must be completed online before 12 noon, Irish Standard Time on the closing date.

Please email erecruitment@ul.ie if you experience any difficulties


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