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Lecturer in Statistics, University of Otago, New Zealand (two positions available)

  • 10 Oct 2022 9:59 AM
    Message # 12947972

    Lecturer in Statistics (Confirmation Path)

    Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Otago, New Zealand

    The University

    The University of Otago is New Zealand’s oldest university. It is a leader across all fields of research, regularly topping the New Zealand Tertiary Education Commission’s performance indicators. The University is located in the vibrant southern city of Dunedin, which is a gateway to the beautiful Otago region of New Zealand.

    The Role

    Applications are invited for appointment as Lecturer (on the University’s confirmation path) to join the Statistics Group in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Two positions are available. The Statistics Group has an outstanding research profile. This opportunity would suit active researchers who wish to further their career in an academic environment. The US equivalent of this appointment is tenure-track Assistant Professor.

    We encourage applications from candidates in any area of statistics. Research strengths of the department include Bayesian inference, ecological and environmental statistics, hidden Markov models, smoothing methods, spatial statistics and point processes, statistical inverse problems, stochastic modelling, clinical trials, epidemiology, quantitative genetics, and statistical genetics. 

    The University values research and research informed teaching, and teaching assignments and loads are structured accordingly. We encourage academics to establish and maintain international research collaborations, and we support this with research/sabbatical and conference leave.

    Skills and Experience

    Candidates for this position should have a PhD in Statistics or equivalent, a commitment to ongoing research in Statistics, and demonstrated success and/or aptitude in teaching Statistics.  The successful applicant will be capable of teaching a range of our Statistics papers, from first-year to post-graduate, and will supervise postgraduate research students.

    Further Details

    The positions are full time and permanent, subject to the satisfactory completion of the confirmation-path objectives for new appointees.  The confirmation path process is similar to the process of gaining tenure but is entirely internal with predetermined objectives. 

    We welcome international candidates and provide financial assistance for relocation and visa applications. There is a wealth of practical information available for migrants considering a move to New Zealand and Dunedin.

    The Department is committed to diversity in staffing and we encourage applications from women and other groups who are underrepresented in Statistics. The University has generous parental leave provisions and operates childcare centres covering the period from birth to five years.

    The University of Otago is strategically committed to the Treaty of Waitangi, and to furthering the aspirations of Māori and its Pacific neighbours.

    Specific enquiries about these positions may be directed to Professor Martin Hazelton via the contact details below. Further details about the Department, its staff, courses, and research interests can be obtained from


    Candidates are requested to submit the following:

    .   Cover letter

    ·   CV

    ·   Names and addresses of at least three referees

    To submit your application visit and search for reference number 2201832. Applications will close on Sunday 13 November 2022.

    Additional Information

    Contact:  Professor Martin Hazelton (Head of Statistics)   Tel: +64 3 479 7605 Email:

    Salary Level and Range

    The salary range for a Lecturer is $83,652 to $100,050 (NZ dollars).

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