Birmingham Fellow (Algebra) - School of Mathematics - Grade 8 - 95576 -
School of Mathematics
University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK
Full time starting salary is normally in the range £41,526 to £49,553. With
potential progression once in post to £55,750 a year.
Closing Date: July 1st, 2021
The School of Mathematics at the University of Birmingham is a supportive,
family friendly environment, committed to equality, diversity and inclusivity.
We encourage applications from the widest community and provide equal
opportunities in our recruitment processes. The School of Mathematics has a
Bronze Athena SWAN award, demonstrating its commitment to supporting women in
To create and disseminate knowledge through initiating and conducting
original, high-quality research, through publication, through supervision of
doctoral researchers, and through delivery of undergraduate, postgraduate
and/or CPD programmes, as appropriate to the disciplinary area.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
The responsibilities are likely to include some but not all of the activities
outlined below. In addition, the responsibilities will be as appropriate to
the specific role and purpose.
To plan and carry out original, high-quality research, using appropriate
methodologies and techniques. This may include, where appropriate to the
• To pursue personal research, including developing new research ideas and
where appropriate collaborating with other individuals either internally or
externally to the university
• To plan, execute, disseminate, and publish high-quality research
• To attract external research funding
• To project manage research activities, and/or supervise other research staff
• To present findings in high-quality publications and conference proceedings
• As relevant to their discipline, to engage with industry, policymakers, the
media or others to facilitate the wider impact of their research
• To develop novel methodologies and techniques appropriate to the type of
research being pursued
• To supervise (or co-supervise) and examine PhD students, both within the
institution and externally
• To provide expert advice to staff and students within the discipline.
• To apply knowledge in a way which develops new intellectual understanding
Learning and Teaching
At the start of a Fellowship, the emphasis will be on consolidating an
outstanding research trajectory. However, because UoB is committed to
excellence in Education, Fellows will contribute to learning and teaching as
described in the further particulars. As a research-intensive institution, the
University of Birmingham is keen to encourage Fellows to embed their research
expertise and knowledge into their teaching, such that our commitment to a
research-intensive learning environment for students is fulfilled.
Fellows will use a variety of methods of teaching and advising individuals and
groups of undergraduates, postgraduates, or CPD students to a high-quality
standard. Where appropriate to the discipline this may include:
• To teach and examine courses at a range of levels
• To plan and review own teaching approaches and acting as a mentor to
encourage others to do the same
• To undertake and develop responsibilities in relation to supervision,
marking and examining
• To use appropriate approaches to learning and teaching in their field
• To disseminate appropriate practices through suitable media
• To develop and advise others on learning and teaching tasks and methods
• To devise & supervise projects, student dissertations and practical work
Fellows will not be expected to make a defined contribution in management and
administration. However, they will be asked to do the following:
• To advise on personal and professional development of colleagues and
• To contribute to the academic community, including engaging with discussions
at group, departmental, school, college or University level as relevant to
them and their colleagues
• To manage their own research and teaching responsibilities to ensure
delivery of excellence
Candidates should be on a trajectory to become principal investigators and
research leaders in their field of expertise, demonstrating:
The University seeks to appoint individuals who will:
• Be able to take advantage of the high-end facilities, centres and
infrastructure in which the University and external funders have invested in
substantially - see list below.
• Contribute to the building of critical mass in key research areas for the
University including the development of multidisciplinary capabilities,
especially where this is combined with the point above.
• Demonstrate the ability (or the strong potential) to draw in significant
levels of research funding – those individuals who would bring major research
grants with them, especially transferable fully funded external fellowships
with at least two more years to run.
• those who can draw on major funds such as the ICSF or GCRF are particularly
welcomed, as are individuals who would bring major research grants with them,
including fully funded external fellowships with at least two more years to
• Contribute strong publications or other outputs that are enterable for the
• Awarded a PhD or equivalent terminal degree at the point of application.
• Extensive and successful research experience and scholarship within algebra.
• Proven ability to devise, advise on, and manage research.
• Experience and achievement reflected in a growing reputation within algebra.
• A publication record must be such that there is already clear evidence of
outputs that are at least internationally excellent (REF 3 quality), if
not world-leading (REF 4 quality), in terms of originality, significance
• Experience and demonstrated success in planning, undertaking and project
managing research to deliver high quality results.
• Extensive experience of applying and/or developing and devising successful
models, techniques and methods.
• Have obtained and currently hold considerable external funding.
• Design, deliver, assess and revise teaching programmes.
• Develop learning and teaching approaches, including approaches to mentoring.
• Develop programme proposals and decide what contributions to make to the
design of teaching programmes.
• Advise, supervise and examine PhD students.
• Assess and organise resources effectively.
• Understanding of, and ability to contribute to, broader
management/administration processes at School/Departmental level.
Planning, Organising and Decision Making
• Develop knowledge in specialist area
• Develop high-quality research ideas
• Plan how to develop and undertake the research
• Plan how to fund the research as appropriate
• Organise self and others effectively to deliver research outputs
• Project-manage research activities and/or supervise other research staff.
• Decide where and when to present research findings and what publications and
conferences to target for this purpose
• Plan for and set teaching programme objectives over a number of years
• Plan and manage own teaching at a range of levels (including design,
delivery, assessment) as agreed with the Head of School. Organise
Ability and experience to:
• Liaise with the relevant internal and external research community via
seminars and conferences, including internationally
• Referee and peer review of articles for peer-reviewed academic journals and
grant applications for research councils and/or other major funding bodies.
• Maintain contact with (including membership of) appropriate professional
• Provide expert advice internally and externally in specialist area
• Develop effective links with external contacts such as other researchers and
Information about the School is available at:
https:// www. birmingham.ac.uk/schools/mathematics/index.aspx
Your CV should include:
• a numbered list of all publications (most recent first) indicating your
best four publications over the last six years.
• a list of all of your teaching experience (including the subject, level of
student, class size and your role in the class).
• details of grant portfolio.
• research proposal.
If you are shortlisted you will be required to attend for interview and give a
For informal enquiries please contact Professor Chris Good (email:
email@example.com) or Professor Chris Parker (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Valuing excellence, sustaining investment
We value diversity at The University of Birmingham and welcome applications
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: 17.06.2021, 2:42:42 PM
Grade (for job description): Grade 8
Salary (Pay Basis)
Advert Close Date
: 02.07.2021, 5:59:00 AM