Lecturer in Algebra

Queen Mary University of London - School of Mathematical Sciences

About us

Queen Mary is one of London and the UK’s leading research-focused universities. With over 20,000 students, it is amongst the largest of the colleges of the University of London. Queen Mary’s 4,000 staff teach and research across a wide range of subjects in Science and Engineering, the Humanities, Social Sciences and Laws, and Medicine and Dentistry.

The School of Mathematical Science has an exceptionally strong research presence across the spectrum of areas within Pure and Applied Mathematics, and is currently organised into six research groups, namely: Algebra, Combinatorics, Complex Systems and Networks, Dynamical Systems and Statistical Physics, Geometry and Analysis and Probability and Applications. The School also has large and popular undergraduate and graduate programmes.

The School is entering an exciting period of strategic growth with significant investment in new posts over the next three years across a broad range of disciplines. In addition to academic appointments, approximately £20M is being invested in the School’s building to provide state-of-the-art research, teaching and study facilities for staff and students.

About the role

Applications are invited for a Lectureship in Algebra. A Lecturer holds an indefinite appointment roughly equivalent to an Assistant or Associate Professor in the US system (depending on career stage).

This post is to further strengthen and diversify the Algebra Group in the School of Mathematical Sciences. We are seeking to appoint an excellent candidate in any area of Algebra, including, but not limited to, Algebraic Geometry, Algebraic Combinatorics, Representation Theory, Group Theory, Algebraic Number Theory, and Homological/Categorical Algebra.

A successful applicant will have demonstrated exceptional potential for top-quality research, and over time, the appointee will be expected to develop his or her own independent research platform within the School.

Candidates should also have a strong interest in pursuing excellence in teaching and the supervision of graduate students, as well as the ability and flexibility to teach across a range of topics in mathematics at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

For further details of the role and selection criteria please refer to the job specification attached.

The School and Athena SWAN Charter for Women in Science

The School holds a departmental Bronze Athena SWAN Award and is a registered supporter of the LMS Good Practice scheme. We are committed to the equality of opportunities and to advancing women’s careers. As part of the School’s commitment to the Athena SWAN and the LMS Good Practice principles we strongly encourage applications from women.

Pay & Benefits

The post is full-time and permanent. Starting salary will be in the range £40,865 - £50,881, inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, childcare vouchers scheme, defined benefit pension scheme and interest free season ticket loan. The successful candidate will be expected to start 1 August 2018.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Leonard Soicher at Leonard l.h.soicher@qmul.ac.uk.

To apply, please visit the Human Resources website on www.jobs.qmul.ac.uk and search for reference QMUL11411.

Please ensure you include with your application a CV including a list of publications, a research statement and a teaching statement.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 8 November 2017.

Interviews are expected to be held on 7 & 8 December 2017.

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