Academic postions

Professor of Statistical Science

The University has been at the forefront of change, excellence and innovation for over 570 years. Our history is bound with that of Glasgow and Scotland, and we are outward-looking, international and strengthening our position in the world’s top 100 research-intensive universities.

The School of Mathematics & Statistics is looking for a Professor of Statistical Science to join the rapidly expanding Statistics & Data Analytics group. The School and the Statistics & Data Analytics group foster a collegiate and supportive environment, encouraging collaborative research within and across disciplines. Continuing growth in the group is a result of strategic investment into our AI3 initiative of ‘Analytics and Inference Innovation for Impact’ to further enhance and diversify staff interests and expertise within the group, for more information see This initiative combines our existing success across research and teaching innovation into a centre of excellence in the areas of statistics, data analytics and applied data science.

The successful candidate will have an exemplary track record of internationally-leading research, delivering research-led education and demonstrating excellence in teaching coupled with a track record of research income. You will be a transformative academic leader, with a commitment to providing collegiate leadership as a positive, inspirational role model across this world-class academic unit. Effective leadership at Glasgow is essential to achieving our vision of a world-changing university, as set out in our strategy, ‘World Changers Together’. The successful candidate will demonstrate strategic leadership capabilities, with success in defining and developing research and teaching strategy and operational delivery.

Applications are welcome in any areas of methodological and/or computational statistical research driven by substantive application that complement and/or enhance the existing strengths within the School. We offer an inclusive environment that particularly encourages applications from those within under-represented groups in our discipline, and with an interest in the innovation of learning and teaching within Statistics.

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Closing date for applications - 18th May 2022

Postdoctoral postions

Currently no vacancies available 

Professional, Administrative and Support opportunities

Currently no vacancies available

Funded Ph.D opportunities

Interested in a PhD combining Statistics, Maths and Ecology? The PhD will look at designing advanced statistical inference methods for learning the parameters of a mathematical biodiversity model.

Closing date for applications - Saturday 30th April 2022