Academic postions

Professor of Statistical Science

REF: 3526

The School of Mathematics & Statistics hosts a large and growing Statistics group which carries out research of international quality across a wide range of topics and has many strong interdisciplinary collaborations. There is a full undergraduate degree programme in Statistics, multiple MSc programmes, and a large group of research students. Applications are invited for a Professor of Statistical Science to lead research and further development in the subject.

The successful applicant will be an outstanding internationally-leading researcher in statistics, able to undertake national and international leadership roles, with a strong record of applying for and securing research funding and high impact publications in internationally recognised journals.

Salary will be commensurate with the appointee’s accomplishments and potential. Informal enquiries may be directed to the Head of School, Professor Adrian Bowman on: 0141 330 4046 and; or to the University’s appointed advisors, Perrett Laver: online at, quoting reference number 3526, or by contacting Daniel Mullen at or via 020 7340 6263.

For further details, including job description, person specification and information on how to apply, please visit, quoting reference 3526. The deadline for applications for this position is Monday 18th June. The appointment panel will convene following this to decide upon a shortlist. Shortlisted candidates will subsequently be invited to participate in informal discussions during July. Formal interviews will be held thereafter.

The University of Glasgow is a world top-100 University and member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading UK research-intensive universities.

The University is committed to equality of opportunity in employment. Applications are particularly welcome from women and other under-represented groups.

Postdoctoral postions

There are currently no vacancies available within the School.

Funded Ph.D opportunities

We are looking for excellent applications for the following PhD Studentships (Iapetus DTP)

Iapetus PhD studentships

* Glasgow: (Teed, Simitev)

The force balance in Earth's core and its implication for the geodynamo

* Newcastle: (Guervilly, Simitev, Teed)

Formation and Dynamics of a Stably Stratified Layer below the Core-Mantle Boundary

The Generation of the Earthʼs Magnetic Field: The Strong-Field Regime

Also see

The Maclaurin Scholarship for Postgraduate Research and Teaching

Estimated salary & stipend: £20,000 per annum and Full UK/EU Fee Waiver (Teaching, Grade 6)

This post has been created to provide an opportunity for a talented student to undertake study for a PhD in the mathematical sciences while simultaneously gaining teaching experience by contributing to the School’s extensive teaching programme.  In order to allow research and teaching to be undertaken simultaneously, the post is funded for 5 years.  The salary/stipend is above the standard level of a research studentship to reflect the additional responsibilities involved.  The teaching component of the post will be supported by training and mentoring and it is intended that the job prospects of the post-holder will be enhanced by the extended skills and experience gained.  A PhD project can be pursued in any area of the School’s research interests.

The School has exceptional research breadth and depth across the mathematical sciences and was ranked 8th in the UK for research intensity in REF 2014.  The School employs over 50 researchers and hosts a very lively community of over 60 PhD students.  PhD research projects cover a very wide spread of topics in mathematics and statistics, including interdisciplinary work with a variety of partners inside and outside the University.

Please see our postgraduate studies page for further information on other available opportunities.