Educational Statistician

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7074016 (Ref.No. MHDEN1180)
Posted: January 13, 2021

Job Description

Are you a well-qualified educational statistician, looking for a varied, part-time role providing academic guidance on educational statistical methods and the psychometric analysis of results of student assessment? Do you have experience of the successful management of complex assessment-related information and its detailed analysis, for example using Cronbach’s alpha, borderline regression and standard error of measurement? Can you manage a complex caseload to both deliver agreed outputs in a timely way and advise academics of analytical approaches to be recommended for enhancement? Would you like to be involved in educational research and scholarship?

An opportunity has arisen for the appointment of a self-motivated educational statistician, with excellent communication skills, to work with the School of Dentistry in the continued development and detailed analysis of assessment methods. The appointment is offered at 0.3 FTE and is available with immediate effect.

The post will support a number of key activities in the School of Dentistry in relation to assessment and admissions, as well as giving educational statistical support for undergraduates (e.g. in their Final Year Project, where appropriate) and post graduate (taught and research) students, as appropriate. 

The School of Dentistry has adopted a multiple-mini-interview (MMI) approach to the high-stakes selection of its undergraduate students. The post holder will contribute to MMI station design and underpin the evaluation of the assessment’s reliability. 

In tandem, you will support the ongoing development of circuit layout / analysis of Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCEs) and all other performance-related assessment, including simulated medical emergencies. The School of Dentistry has an international history of being pivotal in the development of assessment regimes, notably the use of OSCE in dental education. 

The post holder will also be involved in the design, implementation, analysis and review of innovations in written assessment. 

Research is integrated into this post and the successful applicant will provide support to the educational research of staff in the School, but also help undergraduate, PGT and PGR students in respect of educational statistics.

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

Dr Jane Wardman, Director of Student Education - Dentistry

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 5678, Email:

If you are not a British or Irish citizen, from 1 January 2021 you will require permission to work in the UK. This will normally be in the form of a visa but, if you are an EEA/Swiss citizen and resident in the UK before 31 December 2020, this may be your passport or status under the EU Settlement Scheme.

Further Information

The University of Leeds is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offers a range of family friendly policies. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN and holds the Bronze award. The School of Dentistry holds a Silver Award. We are committed to being an inclusive school that values all staff, and we are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees.

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Medicine & Health
School/Institute:  School of Dentistry
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £33,797 to £40,322 p.a. pro rata
Working Time:  0.3 Full Time Equivalent
Post Type:  Part Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Monday 11 January 2021
Closing Date:  Friday 29 January 2021
Reference:  MHDEN1180

The University community is made up of a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds and circumstances, which we value and regard as a great asset. As part of our continued commitment to equality and inclusion, we strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and have a real opportunity to participate in and contribute to our activities.


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