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Jan Saxl Lectureship in Mathematics; Assistant/Associate Professor in Mathematics

University of Cambridge - Gonville & Caius College

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £45,585 to £59,421 pa
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 7th December 2023
Closes: 14th January 2024

Requirements

Applications are invited for a permanent post of Assistant/Associate Professor of Gonville & Caius College and Fellow in Mathematics commencing on 1 September 2024.

Applications are welcome from persons with experience of working at post-doctoral level in any area of Pure Mathematics. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue their own program of research, with opportunities to become integrated and involved in activities within the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics. The successful candidate will also be required to play a key role in helping to deliver undergraduate teaching within the college, including subjects in Parts IA and IB of the Mathematical Tripos. In particular, they will be required to carry out a set amount of small group teaching (supervisions) during term, equivalent to approximately ten hours per week teaching students in pairs (or twelve hours per week if teaching students singly). They will also be required to assist with the direction of studies for students.

The appointment is for three years in the first instance, starting on 1 September 2024 with the possibility of appointment without named period after this time. The current annual stipend of an Assistant/Associate Professor of Gonville & Caius College is on the University Single Pay Spine - points 49 to 58 (currently in the range £45,585 to £59,421), with the possibility of promotion to Professor of Gonville & Caius College – point 63 (currently £68,857). This salary is pensionable under the University Superannuation Scheme (USS). Service as director of studies is separately remunerated and the successful candidate is likely to be asked to serve as director of studies for at least one part of the Mathematical Tripos.

The successful candidate would also have the opportunity to serve as a Pastoral Tutor to a panel of either Undergraduate or Postgraduate students at the College (remunerated separately).   

The successful candidate will be elected to a Fellowship of Gonville & Caius College to be held for the duration of their tenure as Assistant/Associate Professor of Gonville & Caius College. 

Application Process

To view the full job description and apply, please click the ‘Apply’ button.

  • Online applications, including a letter of application and a full Curriculum Vitae, should be completed by 23:59 GMT on Sunday 14 January 2024
  • For the application to be considered, candidates are required to ask two referees to submit confidential letters of recommendation by the same deadline. Referees should be asked to comment on the candidate’s achievements in research as well as their suitability for undergraduate teaching.  
  • Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview, in person or online, according to the timeline below.

During the application process, the following details will be required:

  • Full contact details including email and telephone numbers;
  • Educational qualifications (with relevant dates); 
  • Appointments and awards held; 
  • Any salary, stipend or financial assistance to be received after 1 September 2024; 
  • A brief statement of research interests (no more than 1500 words); 
  • List of publications;
  • List of courses in Parts IA and IB of the Mathematical Tripos that the candidate might teach; 
  • Current eligibility for employment in the UK; and
  • Names and email addresses of two referees.

Applicants must ensure that two confidential references are sent to careers@cai.cam.ac.uk by Sunday 14 January 2024.

Short-listed candidates will be notified in the week beginning 22 January 2024.

Interviews are expected to be held in person or online in the period 15-29 February 2024.

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