Fielden Chair in Pure Mathematics 

Manchester, Greater Manchester (GB)
23 Aug 2018
End of advertisement period
30 Sep 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Fielden Chair in Pure Mathematics 

Job Reference : S&E-12501
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date : 30/09/2018
Salary : Salary is by negotiation
Employment Type : Permanent
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering 
Division : Pure Mathematics 
Hours Per week : Full-time, but a part-time appointment may be considered
Contract Duration : Permanent

The School of Mathematics is seeking to appoint to the Fielden Chair in Pure Mathematics, which has become vacant upon the retirement of Professor Alex Wilkie FRS.

We are one of the largest mathematics schools/departments in the UK, and pride ourselves on providing a friendly, supportive and collegial environment to foster world-class research and teaching. The Fielden Chair is the senior professorial position in Pure Mathematics; previous holders include Louis J. Mordell,  Max Newman, Frank Adams, Ian Macdonald, Norman Blackburn and Mark Pollicott.

The successful applicant will have a distinguished track record of research in one or more areas of Pure Mathematics (broadly defined, including Mathematical Logic). He or she will play a leading role in the life of the School, by providing inspiring leadership in research, and also through appropriate teaching and service activities.

Salary is by negotiation, with scope to fully recognise applicants of the very highest standing. The post is usually full-time, but a part-time appointment may be considered.

The School and the University are fully committed to Athena SWAN principles to promote women in science, and are keen to accommodate all staff with family or caring responsibilities. We have a package of family-friendly policies, covering flexible working, career breaks and entitlement to paid maternity, paternity and adoption leave (see 

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:


Or Head of Pure Mathematics, Professor Mark Kambites

Technical support: 


Tel: 0161 850 2004

General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499 

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date