Lecturer in Computational Mathematics
Applications are invited for a Lectureship in Computational Mathematics in the Department of Mathematics at King’s College London.
Candidates are expected to have a PhD in Mathematics, or a closely related area, and research expertise in some area of the mathematical sciences with a computational component, which can include any area of pure or applied mathematics, statistics, theoretical physics or mathematical aspects of data science. They should be able to contribute to the development of teaching in computational mathematics, for example, any aspect of data science, numerical methods for solving physical or biological models, analysis of numerical appoximations to differential and integral equations, etc.
Candidates should have the potential to carry out research which has high levels of originality, innovation and depth that may lead to significant impact on their field in the long term.
The successful candidate will be expected to:
- Undertake a self-directed programme of research and scholarship at a level commensurate with the current international standards of excellence within the department.
- Demonstrate a proven ability or potential for achieving research excellence in an area that fits within one of our existing research groups, centres or interest groups.
- Promote the reputation of their research group through scientific meetings, scholarship and other externally facing activities.
- Deliver an excellent student experience through innovative teaching and assessment methods for both undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes.
- Provide supervision to postgraduate research students.
- Enthusiastically contribute to academic management, and support the administration and organisation of the department to further its education, research activities and ambitions.
Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality
The Department of Mathematics is a registered supporter of the London Mathematical Society’s (LMS) Good Practice Scheme which supports advancing women’s careers in university mathematics departments.
We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and have policies to support staff with flexible arrangements for parental responsibilities or those returning from a long-term absence. As part of the department’s commitment we hold an Athena SWAN bronze award. We positively encourage women applicants and those from an ethnic minority to apply, as they are currently under-represented within the Department of Mathematics.
The post is available from September 2021, and is located at the Strand Campus of King’s College London.
Further particulars of the post can be located below and further information about the department can be found at: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/mathematics
This post will be offered on an indefinite contract
This is a full-time post - 100% full time equivalent
As Lecturer in Computational Mathematics you will strengthen the reputation, culture and ambitions of the department and wider institution by:
- Undertaking a self-directed programme of research and scholarship at a level commensurate with the current international standards of excellence within the department;
- Demonstrating a proven ability or potential for achieving research excellence in an area, with a computational component, that fits in to one of our research groups, centres or interest groups;
- Promoting the reputation of the research group through scientific meetings, scholarship, and other externally-facing activities;
- Delivering an excellent student experience though innovative teaching and assessment methods for both undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes, with an emphasis on computational mathematics;
- Providing supervision to postgraduate research students;
- Enthusiastically contributing to academic management and supporting the administration and organisation of the department to further its education, research activities and ambitions.
- Be responsible for the wellbeing and pastoral care of students, including acting as Personal Tutor;
- Engage with and contribute to department, faculty and institutional level initiatives in accordance with education strategy at all levels of the organisation.
The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.
Skills, knowledge, and experience
- PhD in Mathematics, Statistics, Theoretical Physics or equivalent
- Strong research record, with a computational component, in any area of Mathematical Sciences or relevant research field, as evidenced by publications in high quality journals and conferences
- In-depth knowledge in an area of Computational Mathematics
- Potential to attract external research funds
- Ability to teach undergraduate and postgraduate modules in some areas of mathematical sciences, including computational mathematics
- Ability to supervise postgraduate research students
- Ability to make significant contribution to administrative work
- Excellent presentation and communication skills
- Excellent oral and written communication skills, with an excellent standard of English language
- A desire and vision to advance research development
- Experience in attracting external research funds
- Experience of teaching and examining
- Experience of administration
Applicants should also submit a brief outline of their past and future research and arrange for three referee letters to be sent to: