Assistant/Associate Professor of Mathematics
University of Cambridge
United Kingdom

Applications are invited for an Assistant/Associate Professorship in Experimental Applied Mathematics in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP) and to commence on 1 September 2024 or shortly thereafter. Applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent and be able to demonstrate an outstanding research track record using laboratory experimentation in tandem with mathematical and physical modelling.

Applications are particularly encouraged from those with an innovative and ambitious research agenda that can exploit the unique facilities of the GK Batchelor Laboratory in DAMTP, and which either opens up new and exciting areas of enquiry or complements and extends pre-existing strengths in DAMTP research with a significant experimental component. An ability to contribute substantially to teaching across the Mathematical Tripos is essential. Experience in encouraging and supporting applicants and students from groups underrepresented in STEM subjects, including women, will be an advantage.

Applicants will be expected to give undergraduate and masters-level lectures, solicit feedback from students and provide them with career or pastoral advice, and perform other departmental duties such as those associated with examinations. They will also be expected to investigate new areas of research, seeking out new funding opportunities and submit grant applications, particularly in support of the activities of the GK Batchelor Laboratory to ensure its long-term success. They will also be required to write papers for publication, attend conferences, network with national/international colleagues and give presentations.

Appointment will be made at an appropriate point on the scale for University Assistant or Associate Professors. Appointment as an Assistant Professor will normally be for a probationary period of five years with appointment to the retiring age thereafter, subject to satisfactory performance. Appointment as Associate Professor will typically require a demonstrable history of exceptional achievement.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you do not already have one) and log in before completing the online application form. You will need to upload a 1-2 page cover letter addressing the Assistant or Associate Professor person specification and your relevant experience, a full curriculum vitae, research, teaching and equality, diversity and inclusion statements, a list of publications and the contact details of three academic referees. Please ensure that your referees are contactable at any time during the process and are made aware that they will be contacted by the Mathematics HR Office Administrator to request that they upload a reference for you to our Web Recruitment System; please encourage them to do so promptly.

Informal enquiries about the position may be made to Professor Colm-cille Caulfield (Head of DAMTP) by email:

Please quote reference LE37833 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society. We particularly welcome applications from women and/or candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our department.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Complete applications are due 16 November 2023, and interviews will be conducted in Cambridge the week of 23 January 2024.

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