The OII seeks a departmental lecturer whose main responsibility will be to lead delivery of statistics teaching for students on the MSc Social Science of the Internet (SSI) for the academic year 2020-21.
We are looking for a colleague who can take lead responsibility for delivery of statistics teaching, including design and delivery of lectures, leading of workshop/surgery sessions, coordinating the work of teaching assistants, and setting and marking of assessments. Statistics is a core requirement for the MSc Social Science of the Internet degree and admits students with a range of disciplinary backgrounds. The objective is to equip students with a shared foundation of literacy in applied statistics covering topics such as probability distributions and their description, sampling, hypothesis testing, multivariate regression analysis, logistic regression, and principal component analysis. Statistics is currently taught with the R statistical language, though the department will consider alternative languages. Students should acquire a basic familiarity with both producing and interpreting the output from whichever software tool the course is based on. The successful candidate will also undertake graduate supervision, and may be required to contribute to other research methods teaching in the department.
The position is an exciting opportunity to teach the OII's highly intelligent, committed and engaged students, who are drawn from a wide variety of fields to study in this multi-disciplinary department. Providing a rigorous education in quantitative methods that caters both to the most advanced students and to those with a non-technical background therefore presents a unique challenge. We seek an educator able to draw on a range of innovative teaching methods and excellent pedagogical practices to overcome this challenge, with a postgraduate qualification in a relevant discipline (for example, mathematics, statistics, economics, sociology, political science, or social data science, although this list is only indicative) and with experience of working with and teaching statistical methods. The ideal candidates will have a record of teaching excellence within the domain of social statistics. Excellent communication skills and presentation abilities are required.
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Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 17 August 2020 will be considered. Interviews for those shortlisted will take place week commencing 31 August 2020.