Assistant Professor, Research, Willmore Fellow in Probability

Durham, United Kingdom
Grade 7, £33,199 - £39,609 per annum
14 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
26 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Department : Department Of Mathematical Sciences

Position Type : Research

Grade 7, £33,199 - £39,609 per annum

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at Durham University is investing in excellence and seeks to appoint an outstanding postdoctoral researcher as a Willmore Fellow in Probability Theory.

This 3-year fixed term position is for candidates who are in the early stages of their research career and have between 2 and 6 years of research experience since their PhD by the closing date of the call.

A Durham Willmore Fellowship provides the opportunity to build an independent research career. We advertise on average one Willmore Fellowship each year. Those appointed are expected to be strong candidates for permanent posts in universities at the end of their Fellowship.

More information on the Willmore Postdoctoral Fellowships is available on our website at https://www.dur.ac.uk/mathematical.sciences/distinguishedfellows/willmorefellows/.

This post offers an exciting opportunity to make a major contribution to the development of the Probability group at Durham. It will allow you to participate in internationally excellent research and teaching while offering you unrivalled opportunities to progress and embed your career in an exciting and progressive institution. We expect Willmore Fellows to contribute modestly to teaching, in the form of final year undergraduate project supervision in their area of research and possibly in tutorials. 

The Department is one of the UK’s best Departments of Mathematical Sciences with an outstanding reputation in teaching, research and students’ employability. Ranked 7th in terms of grade point average intensity in the Research Excellence Framework 2014, it has an active programme of internationally recognized research in Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics (including Applied and Computational Mathematics as well as Mathematical and Theoretical Particle Physics), Statistics and Probability. The research culture is vibrant, with many visitors, seminars, international conferences and workshops. We aim to provide a supportive and friendly environment with a strong sense of community. The Department, which currently has 63 permanent members of staff, is set to grow significantly over the next ten years and by 2020 will have a new building which will be shared with Computer Science and will foster constructive interdisciplinary exchanges. 

The Department of Mathematical Sciences has a proud tradition of delivering excellence in its undergraduate programmes through research-led and small group teaching. Attracting some of the best students in the country (fifth best average UCAS entry tariff), the Department was ranked 6th in the Complete University Guide 2019. 

The Department holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award. Athena SWAN is a national initiative that recognises the advancement of gender equality, representation, progression and success for all in academia. The Department also supports the London Mathematical Society Good Practice Scheme, whose aim is to support mathematics departments to embed equal opportunities for women within their working practices. 

For more information, please visit our website at https://www.dur.ac.uk/mathematical.sciences/.

Closes midday on : 26-Nov-2018