University Lecturer/ Director of Taught Postgraduate Education

University of Cambridge - Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

Applications are invited for the post of University Lecturer in Mathematics/Director of Taught Postgraduate Education (DTPE) to commence on 1 September 2018 or by agreement. This new University Lectureship post, to be held in any field covered within the Faculty of Mathematics, will also be responsible for leading the operational and strategic development of Part III of the Mathematical Tripos. Appointment to the permanent Lectureship position is subject to a probationary period of five years with appointment to the retirement age thereafter, conditional on satisfactory performance. The Director of Taught Postgraduate Education responsibilities will be for a period of five years in the first instance.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in mathematics, will have a track record of excellent research publications, and will be expected to lead and pursue a research programme of the highest standard. The candidate should also be able to demonstrate leadership in the development, management and delivery of courses/programmes. Applicants will be expected to investigate new areas of research and funding opportunities, and submit grant applications. They will also be required to write papers for publication, attend/present at conferences and network with national/international colleagues.

Part III is a world-famous postgraduate course with an unparalleled number of lecture courses spanning all aspects of mathematics and theoretical physics. Particular duties of the DTPE would include ensuring a balanced offering of courses with content which ensures world-class training; leading the development of innovative provision and delivery of teaching and learning; maintaining and enhancing non-lecture-based teaching provision; coordinating the admissions process of external candidates; developing strategies for increasing admissions of women in Part III.

In exceptional circumstances, it may be possible to offer a supplement to the salary range stated for this role of up to £10,000. Any such supplement would be awarded on basis of a demonstrable history of exceptional achievement and is entirely at the discretion of the University.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

You will need to upload a one to two page cover letter addressing the DTPE person specification and your relevant experience, a full curriculum vitae, research and teaching 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 selection 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.

Informal enquiries about the position may be made to either Head of Department; Professor Gabriel Paternain or Professor Nigel Peake by email:

Please quote reference LE13813 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.  The Department would particularly welcome applications from women, since women are, and have historically been, underrepresented on our academic staff.

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

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