Associate Professor / Professor of Pure Mathematics University College London, Department of Mathematics United Kingdom

Associate Professor / Professor of Pure Mathematics


UCL Department / Division


Location of position



9 - Professorial

HoursFull Time

(inclusive of London allowance)Grade 9 from £56,266 - £61,181 per annum / Professorial Grade from £70,420 per annum

Duties and Responsibilities
The UCL Department of Mathematics invites applications for the position of Associate Professor or Professor of Pure Mathematics from candidates with an outstanding record of academic research and publication in any area of Pure Mathematics. The successful candidate will be expected to carry out and disseminate their research, including supervising PhD students and generating income to support research, and seeking to maximse the impact of that research. Responsibilities will also include the development of, and participation in, the Department's teaching programme at undergraduate and graduate level. Duties will also include supporting the administrative and management roles of the Department.

Key Requirements
The successful candidate will have an outstanding profile in some area of Pure Mathematics and an impressive track record in research and publishing. They will have relevant teaching experience, as well as experience of course development and running research projects, including a proven record of feeding research into and communicating with national and international bodies.


They are expected to have a PhD or equivalent qualification in Pure Mathematics, with a record of international research excellence and publishing, and successful supervision of graduate students and postdoctoral research staff. Experience of teaching mathematics at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level is also required, together with a commitment to excellence in teaching. Candidates should also be able to show demonstrable leadership in their research field, reflected by major publications, invited papers at international conferences and awards.


Exceptional candidates will have a continuing record of attracting external funding to support research activity, and a clear vision for the potential impact of their research.


For consideration at the Professorial level, candidates must also have an outstanding international research profile, with a continuing track record of extensive publications in high quality peer-reviewed scientific journals and conferences, and a continuing track record of external research grant funding. Evidence of contributions to peer review bodies/committees, professional organisations, learned societies, government committees or Research Councils (for example) would also be required. In addition, candidates should have experience of promoting excellence in undergraduate teaching of mathematics and of module or course development, as well as a proven ability to lead, develop and motivate colleagues.


A strong, sustained record of attracting external research funding to support research activity, and some experience of curriculum and programme development, would also be desirable for appointment at this level.

Further Details
The department has internationally recognised research groups in pure and applied analysis; fluid mechanics; mathematical physics; geometry and topology; algebra, number theory and combinatorics; mathematical modelling in biology, finance, industry and society.


A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page. To apply for the vacancy please click on the ‘Apply Now’ button below.


If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Sam Hopkins (


Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Helen Wilson ( or Professor Leonid Parnovski (

We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Closing Date

29 Mar 2019

Latest time for the submission of applications


Interview date

Planned for May 2019

Our department holds an Athena SWAN Silver award, in recognition of our commitment and demonstrable impact in advancing gender equality.

This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Academic Staff.


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