Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Applied and Computational Topology

Queen Mary University of London - 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 seven 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 or Senior Lectureship in Applied and Computational Topology. A Lecturer holds an indefinite appointment roughly equivalent to an Assistant or Associate Professor in the US system (depending on career stage); a Senior Lecturer is equivalent to an Associate Professor. We are seeking to appoint an outstanding candidate with a track record of applying rigorous research methods to address real-world problems. He or she will be expected to develop a research platform and interact with one or more of the existing research groups in the School of Mathematical Sciences.

A successful applicant at Senior Lecturer level will have an excellent research profile and a strong track record of independent research as evidenced, for example, by successful PhD supervision, substantial external research funding, and/or a sustained publication record of well cited papers. At Lecturer level a successful applicant will have demonstrated exceptional potential for achieving research excellence.

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

Applicants whose work has had a significant impact outside of the university environment are particularly encouraged to apply.

For further details of the role and selection criteria please refer to the job specifications 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. We have policies to support staff returning from long-term absence, for flexible arrangements for staff with parental responsibilities and for child-care support for the attendance of conferences. As part of the School’s commitment to the Athena SWAN and the LMS Good Practice principles we strongly encourage applications from women.

Please visit www.maths.qmul.ac.uk for information about the School and www.maths.qmul.ac.uk/equality/athena-swan for our family friendly policies and parental leave.

Pay & Benefits

The post is full-time and permanent. For an appointment at Lecturer level, starting salary will be in the range of £40,865 - £50,881 inclusive of London Allowance. For an appointment at Senior Lecturer level, starting salary will be in the range of £53,777 - £60,109. 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 the post on 1 September 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Michael Farber at m.farber@qmul.ac.uk.

To apply, please visit the Human Resources website on www.jobs.qmul.ac.uk and search for reference QMUL13442.

Please ensure you include with your application your CV, a teaching statement and a research statement.

The closing date for applications is 11 January 2018.

Interviews are expected to be held 21 and 22 February 2018.

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