University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Lecturer in Mathematical Data Science (Teaching and Scholarship)

United Kingdom

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Lecturer in Mathematical Data Science (Teaching and Scholarship)

Are you passionate about impactful, collaborative, and data-driven applications of Mathematics? Do you have relevant experience in this interdisciplinary field at the intersection of mathematical data science, software engineering, science communication, design, business analytics, digital humanities, and social sciences? Do you want to help shape the education of a new generation of Data Science students that can operate in strategic, challenge-driven contexts and become the leaders of the future?

We are seeking a new permanent member of academic staff to join our growing Data Science team. Our programme portfolio in Data Science currently encompasses a very established MSc in Data Science & Analytics, as well as a new online MSc in Data Science and a new BSc in Data Science. You will support the delivery of this innovative new BSc programme and will add to the interdisciplinary strength of the School of Mathematics, making connections with neighbouring disciplines within the data science ecosystem.

The School has very active Departments in Applied Mathematics, Pure Mathematics, Statistics and Mathematics Education, with a range of interdisciplinary applications such as in mathematical biology, data analytics of multiple omics data, optimisation for e.g. flood mitigation, industrial applications, and applied non-linear dynamics. Data Science activities occur across the University such as in health & medicine, sustainability, technology, biodiversity (such as the Global Biosphere Sensing Network), digital humanities, and urban data science; in institutes such as the Leeds Institute for Data Analytics (LIDA), the Priestley Centre for Climate Futures, and the Institute for Transport Studies; as well as in collaboration with global partners such as the Leeds Africa Hub for Data Science & Artificial Intelligence.

You will enjoy working in multidisciplinary contexts, connecting communities, and collaborating with diverse partners in order to create authentic learning opportunities and assessments for students. Your practices will be informed by industry and academia as well as the dual aspects of technical and behavioural sciences that underpin data science. You will bring and embrace innovative and evidence-informed approaches to teaching and learning that will deliver inclusive, active, and digitally enhanced experiences to all our students. As a Teaching & Scholarship Lecturer, your work will take place in the context of the University's transformative change programme Curriculum Redefined, and support innovation in teaching, learning & assessment practice, learning design, and the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (SoTL). In joining the University of Leeds, you will become part of an internationally focused University that provides all our students with an outstanding education and experience, and at the same time undertakes cutting-edge research of high quality, impact, and significance.

The Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award in recognition of our success in recruiting, retaining, and developing/promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology (SET). The School of Mathematics also offers a number of family-friendly employment practices that are designed to enable a good work-life balance and to be responsive to support personal circumstances. In many roles we offer flexible working and part-time working, and we have a range of services to help support staff through work and personal challenges.

This role will be based at the university of Leeds campus and there is scope for it to be undertaken in a hybrid manner. We are open to discussing flexible working arrangements.

What we offer in return

  • 26 days holiday plus approx.16 Bank Holidays/days that the University is closed by custom (including Christmas) – That's 42 days a year!
  • Generous pension scheme plus life assurance – the University contributes 14.5% of salary.
  • Health and Wellbeing: Discounted staff membership options at The Edge, our state-of-the-art Campus gym, with a pool, sauna, climbing wall, cycle circuit, and sports halls.
  • Personal Development: Access to courses run by our Organisational Development & Professional Learning team.
  • Access to on-site childcare, shopping discounts and travel schemes are also available.
  • And much more!

    To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

    Dr Pierre-Philippe Dechant, Programme Director BSc Data Science

    Email: [email protected]


    Dr Philip Walker, Director of Student Education

    Email: [email protected]

    Location: Leeds - Main Campus

    Faculty/Service: Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences School/Institute: School of Mathematics Category: Academic Grade: Grade 8 Salary: £45,585 to £64,914 p.a. Working Time: 37.5 hours per week Post Type: Full Time Contract Type: Ongoing Release Date: Wednesday 03 April 2024 Closing Date: Wednesday 01 May 2024 Reference: EPSMA1106 Downloads: Candidate Brief

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    Lecturer in Mathematical Data Science (Teaching and Scholarship)


    University of Leeds


    United Kingdom


    April 04, 2024

    Application deadline

    May 01, 2024

    Job type



    Computer Science,Mathematics,Physics

    About the employer

    The University of Leeds is a public research university in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. It was established in 1874 as the Yorkshire College of Science. In 1884 it merged with the Leeds School of Medicine (established 1831) and was renamed Yorkshire College. It became part of the federal Victoria University in 1887, joining Owens College (which became the University of Manchester) and University College Liverpool (which became the University of Liverpool). In 1904 a royal charter was granted to the University of Leeds by King Edward VII.

    The university has 36,330 students, the 5th largest university in the UK (out of 169). From 2006 to present, the university has consistently been ranked within the top 5 (alongside the University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University, the University of Nottingham and the University of Edinburgh) in the United Kingdom for the number of applications received. Leeds had an income of £789.6 million in 2019/20, of which £139.9 million was from research grants and contracts. The university has financial endowments of £82.1 million (2019–20), ranking outside the top ten British universities by financial endowment.

    Notable alumni include current Leader of the Labour Party Keir Starmer, former Secretary of State Jack Straw, former co-chairman of the Conservative Party Sayeeda Warsi, Piers Sellers (NASA astronaut) and six Nobel laureates.

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