Lecturer / Senior Lecturer / Reader - 2 Posts Available
University of Glasgow
Glasgow, United Kingdom
2d ago

Job Purpose

The University of Glasgow, established in 1451, is a member of the UK's Russell Group of leading universities. The University is committed to enhancing its position as one of the world's great broad-

based research-intensive universities. Applications for the post are welcome in any research areas in Applied Mathematics that complement the existing strengths within the School.

  • The post-holder will develop, lead and sustain research of international standard in Applied Mathematics contribute to teaching, assessment, project supervision and curriculum design at undergraduate and postgraduate levels;
  • and participate in School management and organisation. For appointment at Reader you will have an outstanding track record of national and international distinction and leadership in research, including publications, income, and awards, bringing external recognition and distinction to yourself and the University.

    The School of Mathematics & Statistics is the home of the mathematical sciences within the University of Glasgow. It is one of the seven Schools which constitute the College of Science and Engineering, which in turn is one of the four Colleges within the University.

    The School is large, growing and diverse. It offers full undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes at all levels and it undertakes research of high international standard.

    We have research groups of international excellence in all three of the main areas of the subject, traditionally described as pure mathematics, applied mathematics and statistics, although we increasingly have research activity which blurs these descriptions.

    Informal enquiries regarding the position can be made to Professor Ian Strachan (ian.strachan glasgow.ac.uk, Head of School) or Professor Tara Brendle (tara.

    brendle glasgow.ac.uk, Head of Mathematics). Interviews will be held on Tuesday 7th January 2020, with presentations being given on Monday 6th January, 2020.

    Job Purpose To carry out research and scholarship in Applied Mathematics, deliver an excellent student experience through teaching and assessment, and contribute to management and administration.

    At Grade 8 and 9, demonstrate leadership and contribute to academic and strategic management.

    Main Duties and Responsibilities

    Perform the following range of activities : 1. Develop, lead and sustain personal and group research aligned appropriately to School / College research strategy.

  • 2. Enhance your research profile, reputation and esteem through : - Establishing and sustaining a track record of independent and joint publications of international quality in high quality refereed journals, generating research impact in terms of economic / societal benefit;
  • Presentation at international and national conferences and at internal / external seminars, colloquia and workshops; -
  • Identification of potential funding sources and the development of proposals to secure funding from internal / external bodies to support future research;
  • Developing and maintaining collaborations with colleagues across the School / College / University and external Academic and Industrial Partners;
  • Contribution to team / group meetings / seminars / workshops and activities to enhance the wider knowledge, outputs and culture of the School / College.
  • 3. Contribute to the planning, organisation and delivery of high quality teaching, supervision and assessment activities across under / post-

    graduate programmes within the Subject / School. 4. Contribute to the on-going development and design of under / post-graduate curricula, to ensure a research-

    led approach to student learning and assessment in the discipline and / or profession. 5. Manage a variety of academic administrative activities, including timely delivery of effective and constructive feedback on assessment, and provision of pastoral support.

    6. Contribute to the management and organisational duties of the School, as assigned by the Head of School. 7. Engage in personal, professional and career development.

    8. Contribute to the enhancement of the University’s international profile in line with the University’s Strategic Plan -

    Inspiring People Changing the World. For appointment at grade 8 : 9. Demonstrate enhanced leadership, academic responsibility and strategic management, particularly through internationally leading research, outputs and funding.

    For appointment at grade 9 : 10. Demonstrate a distinctive contribution to the academic community through a leading role nationally and internationally eg shaping research agendas, advising review panels and funders.

    For appointment Reader : 11. Excel significantly in generation of research, outputs, funding, supervision, and knowledge exchange / impact.

    Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience

    Knowledge / Qualifications Essential : A1 Relevant PhD or equivalent experience within Applied Mathematics A2 Significant breadth / depth of knowledge in Applied Mathematics A3 A growing international reputation, evidenced by esteem indicators, in a field that matches or enhances existing activities within Applied Mathematics For appointment at grade 9 / Reader : A4 An extensive and established reputation in research and / or teaching within Applied Mathematics as evidenced by esteem indicators Skills Essential : C1 Ability, drive and influence to develop an international research profile C2 Research creativity and strong cross-

    discipline collaborative ability as appropriate C3 Excellent communication skills, with ability to communicate complex data / concepts clearly and concisely C4 Excellent interpersonal skills and a collegiate approach C5 Appropriate workload / time / project / budget / people management skills C6 Extensive IT and data analysis / interpretation skills C7 Good team leadership skills including demonstrable supervisory skills C8 A strong commitment to high quality, research led, student orientated teaching and proven ability to engage students to inspire learning, and to provide pastoral care to students For appointment at Grade 8 / 9 / Reader : C9 Excellent leadership skills, able to develop early career academic colleagues and manage a research team C10 Excellent influencing and collaboration skills to facilitate shaping the research agenda of the academic community and funders C11 Exceptional commitment to high quality teaching, enthusing students and inspiring learning Experience Essential : E1 Sufficient depth of relevant research experience including postdoctoral experience, appropriate to an early career researcher E2 Evidence of a track record of presentations and publications E3 Experience in undertaking independent research and contributing to successful funding applications E4 Excellent track record of development and delivery of teaching at undergraduate or postgraduate level For appointment at Grade 8 : E6 Strong track record of undertaking research, publishing in high impact journals at national and international level, and in attracting external research funding E7 Excellent track record of contribution to academic and administration activities in a research led institution For appointment at Grade 9 / Reader : E8 Evidence the above criteria to a higher degree, particularly in generation of research, outputs, funding, supervision, and knowledge exchange / impact

    Job Features

    The School has over 60 full-time academics across pure & applied mathematics, and statistics, together with nearly 50 PhD students, 8 PDRA’s, and is supported by 11 administrative / secretarial / IT staff.

    Further new appointments are expected during the next academic year. From September, four Rankin-Sneddon Research Fellows joined the School, an addition is various externally funded fellowship positions.

    The School’s total income is in excess of £12M, and in the last quarter, £3M of new research grants were awarded to members of the School.

    Standard Terms & Conditions

    Salary will be on the University’s Research and Teaching Grade, level 7 / 8 / 9, £35,845 - £40,322 / £40,045 - £51,034 / £52,560 -

    £59,135 per annum. This is a full time, open ended role. If appointed at Grade 7 / 8, the successful applicant of this post will be enrolled onto the University’s Early Career Development Programme (ECDP).

    This will provide for you as an early career academic staff member to be developed and supported over a specified timeframe to facilitate the advancement of your academic career.

    Information on the programme can be found on our website at : New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.

    The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities' Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.

    Relocation assistance will be provided where appropriate.All research and related activities, including grants, donations, clinical trials, contract research, consultancy and commercialisation are required to be managed through the University’s relevant processes (e.

    g. contractual and financial), in accordance with the University Court’s policies.It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

    We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equality.

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