Lecturer in Operational Research

Southampton, United Kingdom
£32,348 to £51,805
26 Jul 2022
End of advertisement period
22 Aug 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Operational Research

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £32,348 to £51,805
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Monday 22 August 2022
Interview Date:   See advert
Reference:  1916922PJ

We seek an outstanding candidate for a Lectureship in Operational Research within the School of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Southampton.

In the latest 2022 QS World University Rankings, Operational Research (along with Statistics) at Southampton was ranked 7th in the UK and 34th in the world. The University of Southampton is part of the Alan Turing Institute for Data Science & Artificial Intelligence, and has an ethos of promoting collaborative methodological research across disciplinary boundaries. This is exemplified by both Mathematical Sciences and Operational Research, which brings together broad groups of mathematicians who collaborate widely across the University and beyond. Operational Research has a varied set of external partners, including government agencies and departments, such as the NHS, as well as credit scoring, digital economy, energy, game theory, and transport and logistics.

You will have a track record of excellent research, ideally with interests that enhance or complement our existing strengths in deterministic and stochastic Operational Research, analytics, stochastic simulation, or mathematical optimisation.

You should hold a PhD (or equivalent professional qualifications and experience) in Operational Research or another relevant discipline, and be able to deliver high quality teaching in a range of topics in Operational Research at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

You will also become a member of CORMSIS, the Centre for Operational Research, Management Science and Information Systems that bring together the Operational Research group in Mathematical Sciences and the department of Decision, Analytics and Risk in the Southampton Business School. CORMSIS is the largest OR/MS/IS groups in the UK, covering the whole spectrum of current OR/MS/IR activity from theoretical developments to problem structuring and knowledge management.

For further information about Mathematical Sciences and CORMSIS at the University of Southampton please see our web pages:

We are open to applications from 0.8 full time equivalent to full time*.  This position is a permanent post tenable from 3 January 2023 or from a mutually agreed later date, with interviews being held in October 2022. As part of the interview process candidates will be invited to give a presentation which demonstrated their research profile and provide a short teaching focused lecture.

Potential applicants who wish to discuss this post are welcome to contact Professor Joerg Fliege (

The School of Mathematical Sciences is committed to promoting equality and diversity and holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award demonstrating this commitment. We welcome applicants from all sections of the community, regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, or sexual orientation, and will give due consideration to applicants seeking flexible working patterns and to those who have taken a career break. The University has a generous maternity policy and onsite childcare facilities, and offers a range of benefits designed to help maintain and support employees' well-being and work-life balance. The University of Southampton is committed to sustainability and being a globally responsible university and has been awarded the Platinum EcoAward

*For applicants interested in a Part Time role, please note: This role is unlikely to support a Certificate of Sponsorship with a part time salary amount (a Certificate of Sponsorship is required to obtain a skilled worker visa to work in the UK).

Application Procedure 

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Xxxxxxx Xxxxxxx (HR Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043 or email Please quote reference 1916922PJ on all correspondence.