Assistant Professor in Pure Mathematics

Durham (GB)
14 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
30 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor in Pure Mathematics (Grade 8)

As one of the UK’s leading universities, Durham is an incredible place in which to define your career and enjoy a high quality work/life balance. Benefitting from a fantastic location just 90 minutes south of Edinburgh, and less than three hours away from London, this historically rich city is home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Durham Cathedral, dating back to the 11th century and is within close proximity of the beautiful Durham Dales. With a welcoming student body that numbers more than 17,000 and over 3,000 members of staff, this centre of academic excellence looks forward to welcoming your application.   

About us:

Durham University is listed 4th in The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017 and is widely lauded for the exceptional talent it harbours.  Featuring in the top 100 World University Rankings 2017-2018, our students and academics are at the heart of our world-leading research and teaching capabilities, shaping the future with their ground-breaking work. The needs of our staff are taken care of too, with generous pension plans, assistance with childcare facilities, the option for flexible working and a Relocation Manager who can help settle you into this fantastic city. 

The role: 

This post offers an exciting opportunity to make a major contribution to the development of the Department’s research and teaching, in which your pure mathematics knowledge will prove a valuable addition to our capabilities. With your research reflecting the interests of the department (such as representation theory, including related algebraic geometry and number theory), you will seek to have it published in journals of international significance, sourcing funding and sharing your work with the supportive and enthusiastic Pure Mathematics research unit.  You will also supervise PhD students and provide an exceptional education to the student body, in tutorials, seminars and lectures, using technology and other relevant techniques to ensure they achieve the highest standards. 

You’ll need: 

  • A good first degree and a PhD in Pure Mathematics (or a related subject).
  • The ability to adapt your high-quality teaching to groups of various sizes including tutorials and lectures. This will be supported by your fellowship of the HEA, or ability to attain this rank. 
  • Research excellence in the field of representation theory, including related algebraic geometry and number theory. 
  • Evidence of research outputs that have world-class potential. 
  • A cohesive research plan that details the scope and potential impact of your work, plus income generation possibilities. This should support the department’s research priorities. 
  • The ability to mentor PhD students, plus guide research groups and early career researchers. 

How to apply:

We value and promote an inclusive and diverse working environment at Durham and we welcome applications from all individuals. 

We prefer to receive applications online.  For this role we are working with our partner organisation TMP (UK) Limited and your application will initially be submitted to TMP (UK) Limited via our website.  

Please carefully read the job description for this post which outlines the documents which you will be required to submit, information about referees, contact details should you require further information and next steps including an indication of when interviews will take place.

For further information and to apply please visit https://www.dur.ac.uk/jobs/recruitment/

Closing date : 30th October 2017