Associate Professor in Mathematics University of Warwick, Department of Mathematics United Kingdom

Associate Professor 


Vacancy Type/Job category
£50,132 - £58,089 per annum
University of Warwick
Vacancy Overview
Full time (36.5 hours per week), permanent position. 

We invite applications for an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics in the area of mathematical modelling, more specifically from candidates who are able to collaborate with an expanding group working in continuum mechanics, interfacially-driven dynamics and related topics. 

Candidates should have postdoctoral experience. 

We seek individuals who wish to build strong research programmes and who are committed to teaching. Preference may be given to candidates with an independent research agenda who will: (i) complement existing strengths in the Department; (ii) bridge between existing areas of expertise within the Department; or (iii) strengthen mathematical connections with application areas.

Your application should include a CV and list of publications. Applicants should arrange for three referees to send letters of recommendation to before the closing date. Please note that it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the reference letters are received by the closing date. The post reference number should be quoted in all correspondence.

Closing date: 07 April 2019.
Job Description

The postholder will undertake research, teaching, administration and other activities supporting the work of the Department and developing and enhancing its reputation, both internal and external to the University. 



1. To establish a sound research base within the Department in the mathematical modelling of continuum mechanics, interfacially-driven dynamics and related topics that will lead to individual and collaborative research of high quality consistent with making a full active research contribution to the Department. 

2. To publish research outcomes in appropriate journals of international standing and to publish and disseminate the result of research and scholarship in other reputable outlets. 

3. To attend and present research findings and papers at academic and professional conferences, and to contribute to the external visibility of the department. 

4. To secure, in collaboration with colleagues as appropriate, external funding through research grants or contracts to support a developing research agenda. 

5. To manage research projects within the University, including their financial control and to supervise post-doctoral research assistants, research students, technical and other support staff engaged in research. 

6. Where appropriate, to develop the socio-economic impact of research achievements and, with the assistance of Research and Impact Services, to take action to protect research results by patent application or copyright to the potential benefit of the University. 

7. To identify and explore with the Department and the University any entrepreneurial opportunities which may arise and to ensure that intellectual property rights are protected for the benefit of the University and the researcher.

8. To contribute to the research plans developed by the Department, including providing such information as may be required by the Department to monitor the progress of each member of staff’s research programme and to support the Department fully in the preparation of material required for research assessments or similar activities. 


9. To give lectures, seminars, tutorials and other classes as appropriate in support of the required teaching obligations and to supervise project work by undergraduate and postgraduate students, as appropriate. 

10. To co-operate with colleagues in the continuous review and development of the curriculum and in the design and launch of new degrees or other academic awards where appropriate. 

11. To design and be responsible for the contents of specific areas of teaching and learning within the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. 

12. To support students during any exchange programmes as required. 

13. To ensure that student feedback on teaching is sought through questionnaires and other sources and to respond constructively to such feedback. 

14. To maintain a broad knowledge of research and scholarship in relevant fields to ensure that teaching meets the standards expected within a research-led University. 

15. To undertake academic duties (i.e. setting examination questions, marking, invigilation and pastoral support of students) required to sustain the delivery of high quality teaching. 

16. To support and comply with the University and Departmental teaching quality assurance standards and procedures including the provision of such information as may be required by the Department or the University. 

Administration and Other Activities 

17. To undertake such specific departmental roles and management functions as may be reasonably required by the Head of Department. 

18. To participate in Department activities such as Open Days and Graduation Ceremonies, as required. 

19. To attend Department meetings and to participate in other committees and working groups within the Department, the Faculty and the University. 

20. To participate in relevant professional activities and engage in continuous professional development. 

21. To undertake external commitments which reflect well on and enhance the reputation of the University. 

22. To ensure compliance with health and safety in all aspects of work. 

The duties and responsibilities outlined are not intended to be an exhaustive list but provide guidance on the main aspects of the job. The post holder will be required to be flexible in their duties.

Person Specification

The Person Specification focuses on the knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications required to undertake the role effectively. This is measured by (a) Application Form, (b) Test/Exercise, (c) Interview, (d) Presentation.


Essential Criteria 1
Possession of a relevant PhD and postdoctoral experience (a)
Essential Criteria 2
Strong research potential with the ability to initiate, develop and deliver high quality research and to publish in peer reviewed journals in the area of mathematical modelling (a,c)
Essential Criteria 3
Excellence in published work in relevant fields (a,c)
Essential Criteria 4
Ability to initiate development in the curriculum and to take responsibility for the effective and efficient delivery of teaching programmes (a,c,d)
Essential Criteria 5
Track record of generating significant external funding (grants, contracts etc) to support research projects (a,c)
Essential Criteria 6
Good effective communication (oral and written) skills, presentation and training skills (a,c,d)
Essential Criteria 7
Good interpersonal skills (a,c,d)
Essential Criteria 8
Ability to work independently and as part of a team on research and teaching programmes (a,c)
Essential Criteria 9
Evidence of excellent teaching and lecturing at University level (a,c,d)
Essential Criteria 10
Potential to make socio-economic impact (a,c)
Further Particulars
The Department of Mathematics and the University of Warwick are proud of their diverse community of staff, students, and visitors, and are committed to maintaining an excellent record in teaching and research by ensuring that there is equality of opportunity for all, fostered in an environment of mutual respect and dignity. 

We are committed to supporting staff to achieve their potential. The Department of Mathematics holds a bronze Athena SWAN award and the University of Warwick holds Athena SWAN silver awards. Athena SWAN is a national initiative that recognizes the advancement of gender equality, representation, progression and success for all in academia. 

We are supportive of staff with caring responsibilities including a generous maternity/paternity/adoption/parental leave policy, onsite childcare facilities and the childcare vouchers scheme. In conjunction with some of the wider aspects of work life balance provided by the Department, the University has guidance on flexible working and the Department will consider any such requests within this framework. 

Childcare can be provided for you at the University of Warwick Nursery in order for you to attend the interview. 

For further information about the University of Warwick, please read ourUniversity Further Particulars. 

For further information about the department, please visit the departmental website. 

Right to work in the UK 

If you do not yet have the right to work in the UK and/ or are seeking sponsorship under Tier 2 of the UK points-based immigration system 

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Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy

As an organisation using the (DBS) Disclosure and Barring Service to assess applicants’ suitability for positions of trust, the University of Warwick complies with the DBS Code of Practice and undertakes not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a Disclosure on the basis of a conviction or other information revealed. More information is available on the University’s Vacancy pages and applicants may request a copy of the DBS Code of Practice.


Other Information
The University of Warwick provides an inclusive working and learning environment, recognising and respecting every individual’s differences. We welcome applications from individuals who identify with any of the protected characteristics defined by the Equality Act 2010.

Closing Date

7 Apr 2019

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