The University of Canterbury invites applications for a continuing position of Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Astrostatistics (equivalent to tenured Assistant Professor in the US). This is a joint position across the School of Physical & Chemical Sciences, and the School of Mathematics & Statistics. The successful applicant will undertake a range of teaching evenly split across Astronomy / Astrophysics and Statistics / Data Science for both undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as supervise research students and conduct research involving statistical analysis of large astronomical datasets.
You will hold (or be near completing) a PhD in Astronomy, Astrophysics, Statistics, or a relevant discipline. Ideally, you will have an internationally recognised research record, demonstrated by recent, high quality publications. You will have expertise in a field of Astronomy requiring statistical knowledge at an advanced level. We prefer candidates with capability in Astrostatistics related to stellar or galactic studies, and who will make use of the University of Canterbury’s Ōtehīwai Mt John Observatory. If applying for Senior Lecturer, you will ideally have demonstrated a background in supervising final year undergraduate projects, Masters and PhD students.
You will have an ability and willingness to deliver high quality teaching to undergraduate and postgraduate students, and to develop innovative and effective teaching methods. You will have an active commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi as it applies to astronomy in your teaching.
The use of Statistics in Astronomy at the University of Canterbury is well established, and a growing interdisciplinary research area supported by two strong forward looking Schools. The University’s Ōtehīwai Mt John Observatory is in a world-class dark sky reserve and houses four research telescopes, including a 1.8 m with wide-field imager and the 1 m McLellan Telescope with fibre-fed echelle spectrograph. In-kind access is in progress with Rubin Observatory’s LSST. Overall, the position provides a superb environment for someone who is passionate about research in astrostatistics, and keen on integrating our research facilities with major multinational projects.
Applications must be submitted online. For further details and a link to the portal CLICK HERE.
Applications close Tuesday, November 30th, 2021 (midnight NZ time).
New Zealand currently has COVID related border restrictions in place. In order to be considered, you must be able to take up the position in a reasonable timeframe. For more information see Immigration New Zealand website or New Zealand Government's official Covid-19 website.
We expect interviews to be conducted online.
The University of Canterbury recognises our obligation under the Treaty of Waitangi and is committed to supporting Equity and Diversity.