Lecturer in Mathematics

University of the West of Scotland – School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences

Paisley Campus

Full time, fixed term for 12 months

Due to our expanding teaching portfolio in Mathematics and Statistics, the School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences is seeking applications from individuals to join the Division of Physical Sciences as a Lecturer in Mathematics. The role will primarily be based at the UWS Paisley campus, but there may be a requirement to teach on one of our other campuses, or to teach overseas on one of our international programmes. You will join a dedicated team who strive to continuously inspire our students and wider University community – and, through modern teaching and impactful research, continue to deliver innovative solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges.

The successful candidate should have the following:

  • Undergraduate degree and PhD in Mathematics, or equivalent qualifications in a closely related subject.
  • Fellowship of Advance HE or equivalent.
  • Experience of learning, teaching and assessment within higher education.
  • Appropriate evidence of external engagement which is consistent with priority areas in mathematics and in related areas within the School and University.
  • Experience of delivering, developing, and coordinating modules in mathematics, or closely related areas, at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and experience of hybrid-delivery teaching and of use of authentic/real-world assessment approaches.
  • Commitment to delivering high-quality teaching and supporting an outstanding student experience.

UWS was named Higher Educational Institution of the Year in The Herald Higher Education Awards 2022 and is officially ranked by Times Higher Education in the top 600 universities worldwide (2022 World University Rankings) as well as in the top 150 universities worldwide under 50 years old (2022 Young University Rankings).

The University of the West of Scotland is one of Scotland’s largest and most dynamic modern universities. Our reach across the country, together with our London campus, means that UWS is a significant force in global knowledge creation, innovation, and a leading provider of undergraduate, postgraduate and research degree education. Our degrees provide students with a transformational experience; equipping them with highly sought-after graduate skills that set them up for global success in world-leading sectors, industries and businesses. With cutting-edge courses, modern pedagogy and practical knowledge, we enable our students and staff to experience the joy of learning, teaching, research and innovation, and apply their knowledge for the benefit of others.

The School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences offers industry-focussed teaching and research opportunities that deliver solutions to real-world problems. You will join an innovative and supportive team, playing a key role in the delivery of transformational change. Our students benefit from state-of-the-art facilities, extensive expertise in research and development, and our robust collaborations with multinational companies across the world. Find out more about our School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences.

We offer our staff a caring and supportive environment and a competitive benefits package which includes:

  • 35 days of annual leave, plus a further 12 days for public/university holidays
  • 23% employer’s pension contribution on joining the pension scheme
  • A flexible approach to working pattern and work-life balance
  • Employee discount scheme across 3,500 retailers
  • Fitness facilities across our campuses
  • Access to a range of health and wellbeing resources, including occupational health, physiotherapy and access to our Employee Assistance Programme
  • Professional, career, and research development opportunities.

For informal enquiries about this post please contact the Mathematics Programme Leader, Dr Alan Walker (, or the Head of Division of Physical Sciences, Professor John Smith, Head of Division (

Further information, including details of how to apply are available at

Interview date: Friday 24th February 2023

The University reserves the right to shorten/extend the closing date of any position where a high/low volume of suitable applications are received. Therefore, if you are interested in this role, an early application would be encouraged.

UWS is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups.

UWS is a “Disability Confident” employer.

University of the West of Scotland is a registered Scottish charity, no. SC002520.