Heilbronn Chair in Data Science

Job number ACAD104314
Division/School - School of Mathematics
Contract type - Open Ended
Working pattern - Full time
Salary Competitive Salary Plus Benefits
Closing date for applications 06-Jan-2020

The School of Mathematics is looking for an outstanding academic to lead the School’s expansion in Data Science.

The University of Bristol is currently building its Data Science capability, which aligns perfectly with its strategic priorities and its world-class research expertise across Science and Engineering, including Mathematics & Statistics.

Candidates should have an outstanding track record of research and leadership, and strong links with external organizations are highly desirable. We would also consider applicants of exceptional promise, whose achievements are expected to be commensurate with a professorial position in the near future, for an appointment as Associate Professor.

The School is one of the UK’s leading centres for mathematics (ranked 4th for research intensity and joint 5th for GPA in the national REF2014 assessment). Comprising over 140 academic, research and professional services staff, the School has recently moved to its new home in the historic Grade II-listed Fry Building in the heart of the University precinct. Following a £33 million three-year renovation project, the Fry Building provides state-of-the-art facilities for mathematics teaching and research.

The School is host to COMPASS, a new EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Computational Statistics, which will train 11+ PhD students per year across a broad range of statistical science. The School launched a new MSc in Cybersecurity in 2018, and plans to introduce a new BSc in Data Science in 2021.

The School has strong links with the Heilbronn Institute for Mathematical Research, a national facility headquartered in Bristol that supports a broad range of mathematical research across the UK, which is currently expanding its capability in Data Science. HIMR currently funds over 20 postdoctoral fellows in the School of Mathematics and sponsors numerous seminar series, workshops, conferences and visitor programmes that extend and enrich our research environment. The University is a member of the Alan Turing Institute.

The School of Mathematics is committed to equal opportunities and to promoting diversity and an inclusive working environment. It is an Athena SWAN Silver Award holder, and supporter of the LMS Good Practice Scheme aiming at advancing women's careers in mathematics.

Informal enquiries are welcome, and should be directed to Professor Jonathan Robbins (Head of School, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) & Professor Oliver Johnson (Statistical Science Institute Director, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Please note that it is the applicant's responsibility to ensure their referees send a letter of reference by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the deadline of 6 January 2020.

We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us.

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