Lectureship/Readership in Mathematical Sciences University of Edinburgh, School of Mathematics United Kingdom


Lectureship/Readership in Mathematical Sciences


Vacancy Ref: : 042741

Closing Date : 21-Mar-2018


Contact Person : Karen Downie

Contact Number : 0131 650 5872


Contact Email : hr@maths.ed.ac.uk



Continuing an ambitious long-term plan, which includes expansion into part of the new £40M Bayes Centre, the School of Mathematics is making a number of permanent appointments in the Mathematical Sciences.
As part of this development, we are seeking to appoint candidates in any area of the Mathematical Sciences to start on 1 August 2018 or by agreement. Depending on a candidate’s track record, these appointments will be either to Lectureship or Readership (UK analogues of assistant and associate professorships). We expect candidates to have an established record of world-class research or to be able to demonstrate outstanding research potential. Applicants will be expected to give high quality undergraduate and postgraduate level lectures, and to contribute to the administration of the School.


To apply click the link at the bottom of this page, submitting also a full CV, a research statement and a teaching statement. In addition we require details of four referees, three to comment on your research and one on your teaching.


These posts are full time and open ended.


Salary: UE08 £39,992 - £47,722 per annum for Lectureships and UE09 £50,618 - £56,950 per annum for Readerships.


Applications close at 5pm (GMT) on Wednesday 21st March 2018.


Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Iain Gordon (Head of School) email hosmaths@ed.ac.uk.
The University of Edinburgh promotes equality and diversity. We strive for a family-friendly School of Mathematics; we hold a Bronze Athena SWAN award; and support the London Mathematical Society Good Practice Scheme.


1. Job Details


Job title: Lecturer
School: Mathematics
Start date and duration: From 1 August 2018, open-ended contract


2. Job Purpose


To pursue independent research, engage in knowledge transfer, develop and deliver teaching at all levels, and supervise graduate students. The post further involves undertaking administrative duties in teaching, student support and/or other university-related administration.


3. Main Responsibilities


Research


• To undertake an independent research programme at an international level in relevant areas
• To disseminate and publish research findings or other innovative contributions through publications, workshops, conferences etc
• To supervise research students
• To apply for and secure research funding, and enhance opportunities for research grant income generation through collaborative activities
• To interact with the external community in academia, industry and elsewhere, and secure impact from research through appropriate activities
Additionally, for appointment to Readership (Grade UE09):
• To undertake a research programme of high international standing, with demonstrable impact on the relevant field
• To demonstrate research leadership
Teaching and Learning
• To plan, prepare and deliver effective teaching, both using and updating existing material and developing new courses
• To supervise undergraduate and postgraduate (taught) dissertation projects
• To undertake curriculum development or course reorganisation as appropriate, potentially including through online learning
• To participate in the management of teaching by, for example, acting as a Course Organiser or Postgraduate Programme Director
• To support student teaching and learning by, for example, acting as a Personal Tutor, supporting student recruitment, or contributing to projects or committees at School, College or University level
Additionally, for appointment to Readership (Grade UE09):
• To develop significant innovation in teaching methods and/or develop substantial areas of the teaching curriculum
• To take a leadership role within the management of teaching and the development of online resources
• To take an active part in the strategic development of the School and undertake significant management roles as requested
Knowledge Exchange (for more interdisciplinary areas)
• The development of links - new and/or existing - with industry and business to support the research and impact activities of the postholder
• To interact with the external community in academia, industry and elsewhere, and secure impact from research through appropriate activities


4. Knowledge, Skills and Experience Needed for the Job


Essential


Research


• A PhD in the Mathematical Sciences or closely related discipline
• Research of international quality
• Track-record of interdisciplinary research and collaboration with others
• Proven ability to disseminate research results through quality publications and presentations at workshops and conferences
Additionally essential, for appointment to Readership (Grade UE09):
• A research track record of high international standing
• A track record in securing funding for research
• Evidence of research leadership
Teaching
• Ability to teach within the discipline and a commitment to excellence in teaching
• Desire to contribute to course and programme development, teaching and project supervision
• Willingness to undertake teaching duties and training in university teaching
• Ability to engage with a range of teaching mediums including online and distance learning
Additionally essential, for appointment to Readership (Grade UE09):
• Evidence of excellence in teaching
• Evidence of leadership and innovation in teaching
Knowledge Exchange (for more interdisciplinary areas)
• Demonstrable interest in the pursuit of research with other academic disciplines
• Interest in the pursuit of research beyond academia, for instance with industry or business
Additionally essential, for appointment to Readership (Grade UE09):
• Evidence of leadership in the pursuit and development of consultancy activities (for the post holders own activities and the activities of other staff within the Group)
Other
• Commitment to participating fully in academic life, including administrative roles and collaborative working
• Ability to foster a strong, student-focused culture
• An understanding of working with a diverse body of students and staff, creating an inclusive culture


Application Procedure


All applicants should apply online by clicking the link at the bottom of this page and submitting a full CV, a teaching statement and a research statement that should include a discussion of your track record, including any plans for interdisciplinary work if appropriate. We also require details of four referees, three who can comment on your research and one who can comment on your teaching. The application process is quick and easy to follow, and you will receive email confirmation of safe receipt of your application. The online system allows you to submit attachments.


You will be notified by email whether you have been shortlisted for interview.


Applications close at 5pm (GMT) on Wednesday 21st March 2018.


Informal Enquiries


Informal enquiries may be made by contacting Professor Iain Gordon, email hosmaths@ed.ac.uk.
Further information about the School may be found at http://www.maths.ed.ac.uk/


About the School of Mathematics


The University of Edinburgh's School of Mathematics (http://www.maths.ed.ac.uk) is one of the world’s leading mathematical sciences departments, home to world-class researchers and to an innovative educational environment for both undergraduates and postgraduates. We are proud to have a highly international faculty and students from around the world. Our location in the beautiful and historic capital of Scotland puts us in the centre of a vibrant intellectual community, rich in cultural institutions, industry partners and research institutes.
As a School we value both the breadth and depth of our research and teaching. We are engaged in ambitious plans to increase our number of academic staff and to expand our intellectual interests. We have over 70 permanent faculty and around 25 research fellows and research associates, who come from across the world and together cover a broad range of research topics in pure and applied mathematics, operational research and statistics. The School has an enviable record of attracting prestigious fellowships and currently hosts, for instance, 4 ERC grant holders. Our Graduate School has around 85 research students. It includes MIGSAA, the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Analysis and its Applications.


Together with the Departments of Mathematics and Actuarial Mathematics & Statistics at Heriot-Watt University (also in Edinburgh), the School is a partner in the Maxwell Institute for Mathematical Sciences. This is a centre for research and postgraduate training and is one of the largest mathematical groupings in the UK. The 2014 Maxwell Institute submission for the Research Excellence Framework (REF) ranks it 5th out of 52 UK institutions. This places the Maxwell Institute in a select group of world leading centres covering the full spectrum of the Mathematical Sciences.


Edinburgh is home to the International Centre for Mathematical Sciences, one of the UK’s two major conference centres in the mathematical sciences. Over the past 20 years the centre has established a superb reputation for hosting workshops at the highest scientific level on all mathematical topics, attracting many of the best mathematicians in the world to the UK. As an international hub of mathematics, it consistently promotes the work of scientists from throughout the world and encourages links between academic mathematicians and statisticians and their colleagues in commerce and industry. We are also a founding member of The Alan Turing Institute, a major EPSRC-sponsored centre for Data Science, uniting our and the School of Informatics’ research in this field with our partners in the University of Cambridge, the University of Oxford, UCL and the University of Warwick.


Opening in 2018, the Bayes Centre will be a hub designed to foster data-driven innovation within and beyond the University of Edinburgh. It is a new programme of activity, capitalising on existing strengths across the University. The vision for the centre is for a data-driven ecosystem where the development and application of technology attracts the best talent and catalyses interdisciplinary collaboration to tackle hard problems, and unleash new value for society and industry. The School of Mathematics will be central to the Bayes Centre, which will house first year PhD students across the Mathematical Sciences from both Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt Universities. The Centre will also house the International Centre for Mathematical Sciences. There will be significant opportunities for staff and students to engage with the activities taking place within the Centre, which will include the DataLab, the Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre and the School of Informatics.
The School delivers a world-leading educational environment for its students and is constantly exploring new evidence-based ideas in mathematical education in order to provide a stimulating learning environment. We have approximately 570 undergraduate students, 93% of who are in full-time employment or study within 6 months of graduation. The School’s teaching was very well reviewed in the most recent Teaching Quality Assessment exercise. The School teaches Mathematics, OR and Statistics to students of the honours programmes in Mathematics and in Mathematics and Statistics, as well as several combined honours programmes. There is an MMath degree beyond the honours degrees. There are excellent possibilities for imaginative curriculum development, including online activities, and course design and delivery. Our Graduate School has over 150 MSc students. We run a range of MSc programmes which includes MScs in Financial Mathematics, Operational Research, and Statistics, often with Data Science options.


We have many connections with industry and business, through our research groupings in Applied and Computational Mathematics, Financial Mathematics, Operational Research and Statistics. The newly founded Centre for Statistics, which is run from the School but which spans research in statistics across the whole University, provides a vehicle for interdisciplinary research and collaboration in statistics. There are many research and impact opportunities in applied probability arising from the Scottish Financial Risk Academy, an organisation that brings together major firms in the Finance Industry and research in the Universities of Edinburgh and of Heriot-Watt that spans business, mathematics and statistics, and actuarial sciences. In addition, together with the School of Engineering, we have recently created a team working in Energy Systems as well as building connections to Informatics through Data Science and the Alan Turing Institute. All of these opportunities are supported administratively and enhanced by the School’s Business Development Executive.
The School of Mathematics holds a Bronze Athena SWAN award in recognition of its commitment to advancing the representation of women in mathematics.


Eligibility to Work


In accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 the University of Edinburgh, as an employer, has a legal responsibility to prevent illegal working and therefore must check that all employees are entitled to work in the United Kingdom (UK).


To do so, the University of Edinburgh requires to see original documents evidencing right to work in the UK before commencement of employment and this is normally carried out at interview. Details will be provided in any letter of invitation to interview.


For further information on eligibility to work please visit our eligibility to work website
If you are not currently eligible to work in the UK, the University has the authority to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) to successful candidates who meet the eligibility criteria. The CoS enables candidates to apply for a Tier 2 (general visa) in accordance with current UK Visas and Immigration rules.


For applicants interested in sponsorship information is available on our Working in the UK website
However, if you have previously been sponsored by an employer within the UK but your leave has expired or lapsed and you are no longer in the UK, according to Home Office Visa Immigration rules you cannot apply for sponsorship under any category of Tier 2 for a period of 12 months after the date your visa expired and/or you left the UK.


If you are an academic in the field of sciences; humanities; engineering; medicine; digital technology; or the arts and come from outside the EEA, it may be possible for you to apply for a Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) visa.
The Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) visa route offers a greater flexibility in your employment compared to other UK immigration routes, meaning you can, for example, move organisation, location and/or job role. By contrast with, a Tier 2 visa where you are ‘tied to a UK sponsor’. Tier 1 provides greater flexibility in undertaking additional engagements, such as collaborations and is intended as a route to settlement. Allowed absences from the UK are up to 180 days per year without losing the eligibility to qualify for settlement, with no restriction on the reason for absence (unlike Tier 2, where any absences from the UK must be for a purpose consistent with the person’s employment or economic activity, including paid annual leave, or for serious or compelling personal reasons).
You would initially need to apply to be endorsed as an internationally recognised leader or emerging leader in your particular field by a designated competent body (Arts Council England, British Academy, Royal Academy of Engineering, Royal Society, Tech City UK).


Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent)


Once successfully endorsed, you are able to apply for a Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) visa. More information on this entry route is available at UKVI Website.


Conditions of Employment


Salary


The role is either grade UE08 and attracts an annual salary of £39,992 - £47,722 per annum or grade UE09 and attracts an annual salary of £50,618 - £56,950 per annum. Salary is paid monthly by direct transfer to your Bank or Building Society account, normally on the 28th of the month. Salaries for part-time staff are calculated on the full-time scales, pro-rata to the Standard Working Week.


Pension Scheme


Because this role is grade UE08 or UE09 the post holder is automatically included in membership of the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), subject to the USS membership criteria, unless they indicate that they choose not to join the Scheme.


For further information please visit our Pensions website.


The University reserves the right to vary the candidate information or make no appointment at all. Neither in part, nor in whole does this information form part of any contract between the University and any individual.


The School of Mathematics


The University of Edinburgh's School of Mathematics is one of the world’s leading mathematical sciences departments, home to internationally excellent researchers and to an innovative educational environment for both undergraduates and postgraduates. Our location in the beautiful and historic capital of Scotland puts us in the centre of a vibrant community of academics, cultural institutions, industry partners and research institutes. Further information about the School, our research and our teaching is available at http://www.maths.ed.ac.uk

 

As a School we value both the breadth and depth of our mathematical research. We have over fifty permanent members of academic staff and over twenty research fellows and research associates, who come from across the world and together cover a broad range of research topics in pure and applied mathematics, operational research and statistics. Our Graduate School has close to seventy research students and over one hundred MSc students, and our postgraduate provision has gone from strength to strength with the recent introduction of Doctoral Training Centres in Analysis and its Applications, and in Data Science. We have close links with the School of Informatics and are actively involved in current data science developments, particularly as one of the 5 UK-wide partners in the Alan Turing Institute.

 

Together with the Departments of Mathematics and Actuarial Mathematics & Statistics at Heriot-Watt University (also in Edinburgh), the School is a partner in the Maxwell Institute for Mathematical Sciences. This is a centre for research and postgraduate training and is one of the largest mathematical groupings in the UK. The 2014 Maxwell Institute submission for the Research Excellence Framework (REF) ranked it 5th out of 52 UK institutions. This places the Maxwell Institute in a select group of world leading centres covering the full spectrum of the Mathematical Sciences.

 

Edinburgh is home to the International Centre for Mathematical Sciences, one of the UK’s major resources in the mathematical sciences. Over the past 20 years the centre has established a superb reputation for hosting workshops at the highest scientific level covering a very broad range of mathematical topics, attracting many of the best mathematicians in the world to the UK. As an international hub of mathematics, it consistently promotes the work of scientists from throughout the world and encourages links between academic mathematicians and statisticians and their colleagues in commerce and industry.

 

The School is passionate about delivering a world-leading educational environment for its students and is constantly exploring new ideas in mathematical education in order to provide a stimulating learning environment. Quantitative skills have never been more in demand in the world, and our students graduate with strong skills in critical thinking, independent learning and communication. Within 6 months of graduating, 93% of our students are in full-time employment or study. In 2010 the Teaching Programme review "welcomed the excellent quality of education" provided by the School.

 

The School of Mathematics holds a Bronze Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advancing the representation of women in mathematics.

 

The School is located in the James Clerk Maxwell Building (JCMB) which is situated on the King's Buildings site, approximately 3 kilometres south of the centre of the city of Edinburgh. JCMB also houses the School of Physics, BioSS, and Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre (EPCC); a leading European supercomputing facility. The Schools of Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Engineering and Electronics, and parts of GeoSciences are within a few minutes' walk.



College of Science and Engineering (http://www.ed.ac.uk/science-engineering)


The College of Science and Engineering (CSE) is one of the largest and highest-ranked science and engineering groupings in the UK. Headed by Professor Dave Robertson, CSE comprises seven Schools (Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Engineering, GeoSciences, Informatics, Mathematics, and Physics and Astronomy). Informatics is located in the University’s Central Area near George Square, with the other six 2 miles further south at the King’s Buildings. The College has over 3,000 academic and support staff, and educates some 6,000 undergraduates, over 1000 taught postgraduates and more than 2,000 research students. It is in the front rank of UK university science and engineering groupings for research quality and income, and is a key player in many European and international research collaborations.

 

Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014

 

In the 2014 REF over 95% of our staff were submitted. Of our seven submissions, four of which were as a joint research school in combination with a strategic research university partner through pooling, 3 were ranked top in the UK and all 7 were in the top 5 in their discipline in the Times Higher Power rankings.



The University of Edinburgh


For more than four centuries, our people and their achievements have rewritten history time and again. They’ve explored space, revolutionised surgery, published era-defining books, paved the way for life-saving medical breakthroughs and introduced to the world many inventions, discoveries and ideas from penicillin to Dolly the sheep. We have believed that anything is possible, we still do.


The latest Research Excellence Framework highlighted our place at the forefront of international research. This adds to our international reputation for the quality of our teaching and our student experience excellence. The University is proud of its success with online teaching initiatives, with 2550 students currently studying its online distance learning postgraduate programmes, and a total to date of more than 2 million enrolments for Edinburgh MOOCs.

 

As a member of staff, you will be part of one of the world's leading universities, with 20 Schools spread over 3 Colleges that offer more than 1600 undergraduate and 600 postgraduate programmes to over 35,000 students each year. Professional services are critical to this success as well as our world-class teaching, research and student facilities. In fact, we are one of the top employers in Edinburgh, with over 13,000 people spread across a wide range of academic and supporting roles.

 

As a world-changing, world-leading university, we offer an exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work. We give you support, nurture your talent, develop and reward success and integrate academic, professional and personal career goals, as well as give your career the benefit of a great and distinguished reputation. In addition, our employees benefit from a competitive reward package and a wide range of staff benefits, which include generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme, staff discounts and much more. Access our staff benefits page for further information and use our reward calculator to find out the total value of pay and benefits provided.

 

The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. We are members of the Race Equality Charter and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, actively promoting LGBT equality. The University has a range of initiatives to support a family friendly working environment, including flexible working and childcare vouchers. See our University Initiatives website for further information.

 

University Family Friendly Initiatives


The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, with registration number SC005336.


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