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Lancaster University has a world class reputation as a centre for excellence in research, teaching and scholarship. Ranked as one of the top universities in the world and as a Top 10 UK university (in The Times, Guardian and Complete University league tables), Lancaster continues to sustain and enhance its reputation for research and teaching excellence both nationally and internationally. Lancaster University was rated the highest level of Gold in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is ranked in the top 5 for the UK for student satisfaction.

As part of ongoing expansion in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Lancaster University is currently seeking applications for a Professor of Statistics.  This is a new post offering the successful candidate the opportunity to join one of the UK’s largest, strongest and most forward-thinking Statistics research groups, comprising 26 academic staff, 10 research associates and over 40 FTE research students. In the 2014 UK-wide assessment of research (REF), Mathematical Sciences at Lancaster was ranked fifth overall and third in terms of the impact of its research. The Statistics group has a vibrant research environment playing a primary role in major research activities including the EPSRC-funded Centre for Doctoral Training STOR-i ( and StatScale Programme Grant (  It is a key partner in Lancaster’s thriving Data Science Institute (

We invite applications from excellent candidates with a proven international track record in statistical research. We particularly encourage applications from those engaged in methodological statistics research that arises from real-world challenges in the medical, environmental or social sciences. The appointee will benefit from an exciting research environment connecting methodological developments with real-world applications, opportunities to supervise excellent postgraduate students through the STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training and dedicated support services for research, business engagement and impact.

How to Apply:

Enquiries or applications can be made, in confidence, to Mary Comer on +44 7408 850 797 or email

Applications for this position close on Monday 26th February.

Download the Professor of Statistics information pack here


Lancaster University strongly believes in creating an open and collaborative environment that is both highly inclusive and stimulating for career development. The University is committed to family-friendly and flexible working policies on an individual basis.