Position Overview

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Statistics and/or Data Science
School of Mathematics and Statistics
College of Engineering
University of Canterbury
Christchurch, New Zealand

  • Full-time at 37.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE)
  • Continuing (i.e. permanent) position

What You Will Do
We are looking for people to contribute to the development of our teaching and research programmes in Statistics and/ or in Data Science. You will contribute to the vibrancy of the School’s research culture and teach into the Statistics and, or, Data Science  programme. You will be expected to undertake a range of teaching responsibilities for both undergraduate and postgraduate students and to supervise research (postgraduate) students. Collaborative research, both within the university and externally, is encouraged.

Who You Are
You should have a Ph.D. (or be near completion) in Statistics or in Data Science, or have an equivalent qualification in a relevant subject. You should have expert knowledge in Statistics or in Data Science and have experience in teaching Statistics or Data  Science to a wide range of learners from a variety of backgrounds.

Who You Will Work With
The School of Mathematics and Statistics is a strong, forward-looking School, dedicated to excellence in teaching and research. We aspire to be a productive, dynamic, and inspiring community committed to maintaining a welcoming and supportive environment in  which students and staff alike can flourish.

For more about the School, please visit:  http://www.math.canterbury.ac.nz/

Why UC
The University of Canterbury is committed to promoting a world-class learning environment through research and teaching excellence, and has a vision statement of “People Prepared to Make a Difference”. You will have the opportunity to work alongside members  of a diverse academic community and enrich your own professional and personal development.
Universities in New Zealand do not have a tenure system as compared to North American programmes and academic staff are continuing (i.e. permanent) employees upon appointment. Promotion to higher levels is based upon performance in all three keys areas: teaching,  research and administrative responsibilities.
For information about the range of fantastic benefits that UC offers including flexible work practices, study opportunities and generous superannuation and leave provisions, please visit us:  http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/joinus

For further details visit the website: https://ucvacancies.canterbury.ac.nz/psc/ps/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Focus=Applicant&siteid=1&

The closing date for this position is Sunday, 2nd June 2019 (Midnight NZ time).

How You Apply
Applications for this position are submitted online and should include:

  • a covering letter,
  • a full curriculum vitae with the contact details of 3 referees,
  • any teaching evaluations,
  • unofficial academic transcripts (in English),
  • a 1-3 page document outlining your research interests and goals
  • a 1-3 page document outlining your teaching philosophy 

Please ensure your application is uploaded as a single pdf file and that the file name is your surname, followed by your initial.

We are happy to answer your queries in relation to the application process, please forward these to Lorna Grubb, Recruitment Coordinator, lorna.grubb@canterbury.ac.nz

For further information specifically about the role can be obtained by contacting Jennifer Brown, jennifer.brown@canterbury.ac.nz

Internal candidates should apply via the Careers option in Employee Self-Service: https://ucpeople.canterbury.ac.nz

The University of Canterbury is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligation under the Treaty of Waitangi.