Lecturer in Statistics

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Royal Institute of Colombo

Job Description: We are seeking a motivated and knowledgeable individual to join our faculty as a Lecturer in Statistics. This position offers an exciting opportunity to teach and inspire students in the field of statistics, contribute to academic research, and engage in professional development within a vibrant university community.


  • Deliver high-quality lectures, seminars, and workshops in statistics to undergraduate and/or postgraduate students.
  • Develop and update course materials, including syllabi, lecture notes, and assessments, ensuring alignment with academic standards.
  • Mentor and supervise student research projects and dissertations in statistics.
  • Conduct independent or collaborative research in statistical theory, methods, or applications.
  • Publish research findings in peer-reviewed journals and present at academic conferences.
  • Participate in departmental activities, including curriculum development, student recruitment, and assessment processes.
  • Provide academic and career guidance to students and support their overall learning experience.


  • PhD in Statistics, Mathematics, or a related field with a focus on statistical methods.
  • Strong background in statistical theory, applied statistics, and data analysis.
  • Experience teaching statistics courses at the university level is preferred.
  • Demonstrated research potential with publications or research projects in statistical sciences.
  • Proficiency in statistical software (e.g., R, Python, SAS) and data visualization tools.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to engage diverse student populations.
  • Commitment to fostering an inclusive and supportive learning environment.


  • Competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • Opportunities for professional development and research collaborations.
  • Access to university resources for research and teaching initiatives.
  • Collaborative and intellectually stimulating academic environment.

Application Process: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV), statement of teaching philosophy, research statement (including future research plans), and contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Feel free to tailor this job listing to reflect the specific needs and requirements of your university department. Highlighting the importance of teaching excellence, research contributions, and a commitment to academic engagement will attract qualified candidates passionate about statistics and higher education.