Lectureship, Applied Mathematics – Cardiff University
The School of Mathematics invites applications for a Lectureship in Applied Mathematics at Cardiff University. This is a full-time, open-ended post starting on 1 May 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.
The School of Mathematics invites applications for a Lectureship in Applied Mathematics. Applicants should have a record of, or potential to produce, research that reaches the highest standards of excellence in terms of originality, significance and rigour in Mathematics. The successful candidate will be expected to deliver high-quality teaching and to supervise MSc dissertations. They will join the Applied and Computational Mathematics Research Group which has expertise in areas including Theoretical and Fluid Dynamics; Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids; Mathematical Biology; Applied Analysis; Numerical Analysis.
Candidates must have a PhD in Mathematics or a closely related discipline.
The School of Mathematics is a research-led School in Cardiff University, one of the UK’s leading universities, with a reputation for internationally excellent research and high-quality teaching. In the last Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, Cardiff University was ranked 5th in the UK in terms of the grade point average (GPA) of its overall quality profile and 2nd for Impact. http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/mathematics
This position is a full-time position, 35 hours per week and is open ended.
Salary range: £33,797 – £40,322 per annum (Grade 6)
The post is available from 1 May 2021 or a mutually agreed date thereafter.
We particularly welcome applications from females as they are under-represented with Cardiff University in this field.
Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Tim Phillips (PhillipsTN@cardiff.ac.uk) or Dr Angela Mihai (MihaiLA@cardiff.ac.uk)
Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world. In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.
Date advert posted: Wednesday, 3 March 2021
Closing date: Wednesday, 14 April 2021
This post has previously been advertised to employees of Cardiff University only. We now invite external applications.
Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received. Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world. In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.
To deliver high-quality and research-led teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and contribute to the research record of the School through commitment to carrying out research leading to the publishing of work in publications. To pursue excellence in research, teaching and enterprise and to inspire others to do the same.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
- To conduct research within Applied Mathematics and contribute to the overall research performance of the School and University by the production of measurable outputs including bidding for funding, publishing in national academic publications and conferences, and the recruitment and supervision of postgraduate research students.
- To develop research objectives and proposals for own or joint research including research funding proposals
- To give conference/seminar papers at a national and international level
- To participate in School research activities.
- To design and deliver teaching programmes for courses and contribute to module development as part of a module team
- To carry out other forms of scholarship including work associated with examinations (setting and marking paper and providing constructive feedback to students), administration, participation in committee work, and the pastoral care of students of Cardiff University
- To inspire undergraduate and postgraduate students under the guidance of a mentor / module leader and develop skills in assessment methods and in providing constructive feedback to students.
- To supervise the work of students including the supervision of Undergraduate and PGT students and the co-supervision of PGR’s
- To act as a Personal Tutor and provide pastoral support to students
- To engage effectively with industrial, commercial and public sector organisations, professional institutions, other academic institutions etc., regionally and nationally to raise awareness of the School’s profile, to cultivate strategically valuable alliances, and to pursue opportunities for collaboration across a range of activities. These activities are expected to contribute to the School and the enhancement of its regional and national profile.
- To undergo personal and professional development that is appropriate to and which will enhance performance in the role of Lecturer.
- To participate in School administration and activities to promote the School and its work to the wider University and the outside world
- Any other duties not included above, but consistent with the role.
Qualifications and Education
- Postgraduate degree at PhD level in a related subject area or relevant industrial experience
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
- An established expertise and proven portfolio of research and/or relevant industrial experience within Applied Mathematics or related research fields.
- Teaching experience at undergraduate or postgraduate level
- Knowledge of current status of research in specialist field
- Proven ability to publish in international publications
- Potential to be successful in competitive research funding
- Ability to contribute to the delivery and continued development of modules across the School’s teaching programmes
Pastoral, Communication and Team Working
- Proven ability in effective and persuasive communication
- The ability to provide appropriate pastoral support to students, appreciate the needs of individual students and their circumstances and to act as a personal tutor
- Relevant professional qualification(s).
- Evidence of collaborations with industry.
- Proven ability to work without close supervision
- Proven ability to adapt to the changing requirements of the Higher Education community.
- Evidence of ability to participate in and develop both internal and external networks and utilise them to enhance the teaching and research activities of the School.
- A willingness to take responsibility for academically related administration.
When attaching the supporting statement to your application profile, please ensure that you name it with the vacancy reference number and your name.
School of Mathematics
The School of Mathematics is a research-led School in Cardiff University, one of the UK’s leading universities, with a reputation for internationally excellent research and high quality teaching. In the recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, Cardiff University was ranked 5th in the UK in terms of the grade point average (GPA) of its overall quality profile.
The School has six main research groups: Applied and Computational Mathematics; GAPT: Geometry, Algebra, Mathematical Physics and Topology; Mathematical Analysis; Mathematics Education; Operational Research; and Statistics. We are an internationally recognised centre of excellence for research in the mathematical sciences. In REF 2014 the School was ranked joint 19th out of 53 submissions with a GPA of 3.08 in the Mathematical Sciences Unit of Assessment. All of the research submitted was rated at least ‘internationally recognised’ with 90% rated as either ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’. A distinctive feature of the submission was that 100% of our research was rated as ‘outstanding’ or ‘very considerable’ for its impact in terms of its reach and significance. We have provided solutions to contemporary issues such as data security and hospital waiting times.
The School engages with industry, young people and the wider community to make our innovative research accessible to a wider audience. The School has a long-standing culture of applied research and direct engagement with a wide range of industrial, government and commercial organisations such as the NHS, Hewlett Packard and the Office for National Statistics.
The School is also part of formal collaborations inside Wales through the Wales Institute for Mathematical and Computational Sciences where Cardiff is the largest partner. More recently GW4, the Great Western 4 brings together the Universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter.
The School offers a lively postgraduate environment, with a significant number of postgraduates working in its specialist areas. Undergraduate students are offered a wide choice of degree programmes, covering an extensive and exciting range of mathematics and its applications. All students join a thriving mathematical community where excellent facilities, tuition of the highest quality, and a friendly supporting environment may be enjoyed.
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