Lectureship/Readership in Probability

University of Edinburgh
November 22, 2022
Offerd Salary:£43,414 - £51,805
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Contract Type:Open-ended
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  • James Clerk Maxwell Building, Edinburgh, EH9 3FD, GB
  • Posting Date

    10/24/2022, 06:41 PM

    Apply Before

    11/22/2022, 12:00 AM

    Job Schedule

    Full time

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    Contract Type

    Open Ended

    Job Description

    Lectureship/Readership in Probability

    Grade UE08/UE09

    Salary - £43,414 - £51,805, £54,949 – 61,823 per annum

    School of Mathematics

    Full time, open ended

    The School of Mathematics is asking to appoint to a lectureship in Probability (equivalent to Assistant Professor) to start on 1st May 2023 or later by agreement. Very strong and experienced applicants may be appointed to a Readership (equivalent to Associate Professor).

    The opportunity:

    We are recruiting in Probability and Stochastic Analysis (broadly interpreted). We expect candidates to have either an established record of first-class research or to be able to demonstrate excellent research potential. Those pursuing interdisciplinary research with links to other fields, for instance, Computing, Engineering, Finance, Physics, or links to industry are also encouraged to apply. In addition to carrying out high- quality research, the successful candidate will contribute to the teaching of undergraduate courses and the teaching and further development of our successful MSc programmes in Mathematical Finance.

    The School has particular strengths in stochastic analysis, pure analysis and PDEs, applied probability, mathematical finance, machine learning, and computational modelling, with a wide variety of interests across all aspects of probability. We are looking for first class researchers to enhance or complement those strengths, who are self-starting, and have a keen interest in probability as part of the scientific process of figuring out how the modern world works. The role will also include the supervision of student projects and involvement in assessment of students, helping to develop courses and connect with industry where this is appropriate, and teaching-related administration. The School takes career development seriously and will provide appropriately tailored mentoring in both research and teaching.

    A PhD in Probability (or closely related discipline) and some experience of teaching related to probability at University level is essential, as well as being able to demonstrate independence, effective team working, good communication and interpersonal skills.

    Salary Scale: £43,414 - £51,805 per annum. Very strong and experienced applicants may be appointed to a Readership, for which the salary is £54,949 - £61,823.

    Please ensure that your online application includes an up-to-date CV, research statement and teaching statement, and that in addition, three references are sent to references@maths.ed.ac.uk by the closing date quoting Job Req 5571.

    Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Jim Wright (Head of Theme) via J.R.Wright@ed.ac.uk or Professor Istvan Gyongy via I.gyongy@ed.ac.uk.

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    As a valued member of our team you can expect:

    An exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work. We give you support, nurture your talent and reward success. You will benefit from a competitive reward package and a wide range of staff benefits, which includes a generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme , staff discounts, family friendly initiatives , flexible working and much more. Access our staff benefits page for further information and use our reward calculator to find out the total value of pay and benefits provided.

    The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. We are members of the Race Equality Charter and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, actively promoting LGBT equality.

    If invited for interview you will be required to provide evidence of your right to work in the UK. If you are not currently eligible to work in the UK, there are visa routes that may be available to you. Further information is available on our right to work webpages.

    The University is able to sponsor the employment of international workers in this role. If successful, an international applicant requiring sponsorship to work in the UK will need to satisfy the UK Home Office's English Language requirements and apply for and secure a Skilled Worker Visa.

    About Us

    As a world-leading research-intensive University, we are here to address tomorrow's greatest challenges. Between now and 2030 we will do that with a values-led approach to teaching, research and innovation, and through the strength of our relationships, both locally and globally.

    About the Team

    The School of Mathematics is one of the world's leading mathematical sciences departments, home to internationally excellent researchers and to an innovative educational environment for both undergraduates and postgraduates. Our location in the beautiful and historic capital of Scotland puts us in the centre of a vibrant community of academics, cultural institutions, industry partners and research institutes.

    As a School we value both the breadth and depth of our mathematical research. We have over seventy permanent members of academic staff and over twenty research fellows and research associates, who come from across the world and together cover a broad range of research topics in pure and applied mathematics, operational research and statistics. Our Graduate School has over eighty research students and over one hundred MSc students, and our postgraduate provision has gone from strength to strength with the recent introduction of Doctoral Training Centres in Analysis and its Applications, and in Data Science. We have close links with the School of Informatics and are actively involved in current data science developments, particularly as one of the 5 UK-wide partners in the Alan Turing Institute.

    The School is passionate about delivering a world-leading educational environment for its students and is constantly exploring new ideas in mathematical education in order to provide a stimulating learning environment. Quantitative skills have never been more in demand in the world, and our students graduate with strong skills in critical thinking, independent learning and communication. Within 6 months of graduating, 93% of our students are in full-time employment or study. In 2010 the Teaching Programme review "welcomed the excellent quality of education" provided by the School.

    The School of Mathematics is dedicated to valuing and celebrating diversity, and ensuring equality of opportunity for all staff, students, and visitors. We are committed to creating a community which is inclusive and respectful of all our staff and students, and their lived experiences.

    Further information about the School, our research and our teaching is available at https:// www. maths.ed.ac.uk

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