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London School of Economics and Political Science
1. READER IN STATISTICS
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS
Salary range: £26,725 to £36,598 inclusive per annum.
As part of a wider programme to build a Centre for Time Series
Analysis, applications are invited for the position of Reader in
Statistics in the Department of Statistics from September 1999.
Time Series Analysis has an illustrious history at the School, and
continues to be a mainstream activity here. Ragnar Norberg and
Howell Tong have recently accepted appointments as Professors of
Statistics. The person appointed to the Readership in Time Series
will have an excellent record of international standing in Time
Series Analysis. If you would like to discuss the post, please
contact Professor Anthony Atkinson (tel: 0171 955 7622).
Further particulars and details of how to apply may be obtained
from the Personnel Services Office, The London School of Economics
and Political Science, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE (tel: 0171
955 7079; fax: 0171 955 6843; e-mail: [log in to unmask]).
The closing date for the receipt of applications is Friday 9 April
1999. LSE is closed Thursday 1 April to Wednesday 7 April 1999
The LSE is an educational charity committed to equal opportunities
and excellence in teaching and research.
2. FURTHER PARTICULARS
2.1. The LSE
The London School of Economics and Political Science is an independent
and autonomous institution with the status of a School within the federal
University of London. The School was founded in 1895 and since 1901 has
been incorporated under the Companies Act as a company limited by guarantee.
It occupies a compact site in the heart of London close to Westminster,
Whitehall, the City, the Law Courts and the media. As well as the main
of School buildings in, and adjacent to, Houghton Street, the School has
eight halls of residence and a sports ground located in New Malden, Surrey.
At present there are eighteen academic departments, five interdisciplinary
institutes, and several research centres. The subjects taught and
are all in the sphere of the social sciences, broadly conceived. The School
also houses the British Library of Political and Economic Science, one of
finest collections in the world of social science materials.
The School has approximately 7,000 students, and is one of the largest
colleges in the University of London. About half of the School's full-time
students are post-graduate, and over 40% of the student cohort are from
The School employs about 1,000 staff. In the 1996 Research Assessment
the School was ranked second or third (depending on the measures taken) in
the UK with 83% of its staff in 5 or 5* units of assessment.
2.2. The Department of Statistics
The Department of Statistics has 16 academic staff, several research staff
and 3 administrative support staff. Research interests of staff are listed
separately. The Department runs an MSc in Statistics. At the undergraduate
level, the Department offers BSc degrees in Actuarial Science and in
Mathematics and Statistics. The Department has 11 students who are working
towards PhDs in areas of research including multivariate time series models,
robustness, regression diagnostics, optimum experimental design, response
in surveys, census undercount, and volatility in financial markets.
The Department has a network of Sun SPARCstations 20. In addition there is
extensive School network of IBM and Pentium machines, both in staff offices
in teaching rooms.
The broad range of interests in the Department makes for a stimulating
and provides ample opportunity for interaction at all levels of teaching and
research. Generous funding is available from the Staff Research Fund to aid
research. In addition, the Department plays an important role in the
life of the School and has contacts with many other Departments. The
Department has particularly close links with the Departments of Economics,
Mathematics and Operational Research, and, through the Methodology
with the Departments of Sociology and Social Psychology.
The Department runs its own Departmental Seminars and is an active member of
University of London's Statistics Seminar series and the School's
and Statistics Seminar series. Recent visitors to the Department have
Alan Agresti and Karl Joreskog.
Any candidate who wishes to discuss relevant issues informally is invited to
contact Professor Anthony Atkinson on 0171 955 7622 in the Department of
3. STATISTICS STAFF & RESEARCH INTERESTS
Professor Anthony Atkinson, Professor of Statistics: Regression
Diagnostics, Design of Experiments, Generalised Linear Models.
Mr David Balmer, Lecturer in Statistics: Simulation and Stochastic
Dr Gianni Betti, Lecturer in Statistics: Survey Design, Sample and
Dr Barry Blight, Lecturer in Statistics: Decision Theory, Time Series
Analysis, Model Fitting.
Dr Angelos Dassios, Lecturer in Actuarial Science: Deterministic
Markov Processes, Risk Theory, Financial Mathematics.
Mrs Jane Galbraith, Lecturer in Statistics (part-time): Survey Sampling,
Mr Michael Gilbert, Lecturer in Actuarial Science (part-time): Actuarial
Dr John Howard, Senior Lecturer in Operational Research and Statistics: Game
Theory, Social Choice, Decision Theory, Fundamentals of Statistical
Dr Ji-Wook Jang, Lecturer in Statistics: Risk Theory, Financial Mathematics.
Dr Martin Knott, Senior Lecturer in Statistics: Latent Variable
Models, Robustness, Optimisation Problems, Computing for
Dr Irini Moustaki, Lecturer in Statistics: Latent Variable Models,
Survey Methodology, Categorical Data.
Professor Ragnar Norberg, Professor of Statistics (full time in 2000):
Stochastic Processes, Actuarial Statistics.
Dr Jeremy Penzer, Lecturer in Statistics: Time Series, State Space Form,
Kalman Filter Smoother, Omitted Structure in Time Series.
Dr Celia Phillips, Lecturer in Statistics: Survey Methods, Market Research
Methods, Statistical Sources.
Mr Rajeev Shah, Lecturer in Actuarial Science: Financial Mathematics.
Dr Fiona Steele, Lecturer in Statistics and Statistical Methodology:
Multi-level Modelling, Event History Analysis, Demography, Categorical Data
Professor Howell Tong, Professor of Statistics, will
join the Department in October 1999.
Professor David Bartholomew, Emeritus Professor of Statistics:
Factor Analysis, Manpower Planning.
Professor Andrew Harvey, Professor of Econometrics: Econometrics
and Time Series Analysis.
4 March 1999