Associate Professor in Operational Research

Southampton, United Kingdom
£54,949 to £67,060 Per annum
13 Jan 2023
End of advertisement period
16 Feb 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Operational Research

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £54,949 to £67,060 Per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Thursday 16 February 2023
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2136323PJ

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

You will have a track record of excellent international-level research, that enhances and complement our existing strengths in Operational Research, with a proven track record of obtaining research funding, enhancing the school's national and international research profile.

You should hold a PhD (or equivalent professional qualifications and experience) in Operational Research or another relevant discipline and be able to deliver the highest quality of teaching across a range of Operational Research modules, taking responsibility for overseeing, developing and promoting fresh teaching and learning approaches and material at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

In the latest 2022 QS World University Rankings, Operational Research at Southampton was ranked 7th in the UK and 34th in the world. The UoS 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 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 UoS 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 1 June 2023 or from a mutually agreed later date, with interviews being held in May 2023. As part of the interview process candidates will be invited to give a presentation which demonstrates the 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 UoS is committed to sustainability and being a globally responsible university and has been awarded the Platinum EcoAward.

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 Wayne Wan (HR Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043 or email Please quote reference 2136323PJ on all correspondence.