Warwick Zeeman Lecturer x2 (106346-0922) . Job Reference: 1887664

University of Warwick

United Kingdom

October 30, 2022


Vacancy Type/Job category





£43,414 - £51,805 per annum


University of Warwick, Coventry

Vacancy Overview

2 x Fixed-term contracts for three years starting from September 2023, 1.0 FTE.

Applications are invited from candidates from all areas of Mathematics for Warwick Zeeman Lectureships (2 posts). These are three-year, fixed term, Assistant Professor teaching and research positions in the Department of Mathematics. The successful candidate will participate in the vibrant and diverse activities in the Warwick Mathematics Institute and contribute to the welcoming and inclusive environment around the Institute.

Applicants will hold a PhD and will have at least a year of postdoctoral experience. They should also wish to build strong research programmes and be committed to teaching. Preference may be given to candidates with an independent research agenda that will: (i) complement existing strengths in the Department; or (ii) bridge between existing areas of expertise within the Department; or (iii) strengthen mathematical connections with application areas.

The Warwick Mathematics Institute is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment, and in particular we look forward to interest from female applicants.

Applications should include a CV, a list of publications and a research plan.

Applicants should arrange for three referees to send letters of recommendation to MathematicsPA@warwick.ac.uk before the closing date. Please note that it is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that the reference letters are received by the closing date. The post reference number should be quoted in all correspondence.

For informal enquiries, please contact John.Greenlees@warwick.ac.uk (Head of Department), or Susana.Gomes@warwick.ac.uk (who recently held a Warwick Zeeman Lectureship).

Interview Date: January 2023 (TBC).

Job Description


The postholder will undertake research, teaching, administration and other activities supporting the work of the Department and developing and enhancing its reputation, both internal and external to the University.



1.To establish a sound research base within the Department and pursue individual and collaborative research of high quality.

2. To publish research outcomes in appropriate journals of international standing and to publish and disseminate the result of research and scholarship in other reputable outlets.

3. To attend and present research findings at academic and professional conferences, and to contribute to the external visibility of the department.

4. To secure, in collaboration with colleagues as appropriate, external funding through research grants or contracts to support a developing research agenda.

5. Where appropriate, to manage research projects within the University, including their financial control and to supervise post-doctoral research assistants, research students, technical and other support staff engaged in research.

6. Where appropriate, to develop the socio-economic impact of research achievements and, with the assistance of Research and Impact Services, to take action to protect research results by patent application or copyright to the potential benefit of the University.

7. To identify and explore with the Department and the University any entrepreneurial opportunities which may arise and to ensure that intellectual property rights are protected for the benefit of the University and the researcher.

8. To contribute to the research plans developed by the Department, including providing such information as may be required by the Department to monitor the progress of each member of staff's research programme and to support the Department fully in the preparation of material required for research assessments or similar activities.


9. To give lectures, seminars, tutorials and other classes as appropriate in support of the required teaching obligations and to supervise project work by undergraduate and postgraduate students, as appropriate.

10. To co-operate with colleagues in the continuous review and development of the curriculum and in the design and launch of new degrees or other academic awards where appropriate.

11. To design and be responsible for the contents of specific areas of teaching and learning within the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

12. To support students during any exchange programmes as required.

13. To ensure that student feedback on teaching is sought through questionnaires and other sources and to respond constructively to such feedback.

14. To maintain a broad knowledge of research and scholarship in relevant fields to ensure that teaching meets the standards expected within a research- led University.

15. To undertake academic duties (i.e. setting examination questions, marking, invigilation and pastoral support of students) required to sustain the delivery of high quality teaching.

16. To support and comply with the University and Departmental teaching quality assurance standards and procedures including the provision of such information as may be required by the Department or the University.

Administration and Other Activities

17. To undertake such specific departmental roles and management functions as may be reasonably required by the Head of Department.

18. To participate in Department activities such as Open Days, Graduation Ceremonies, and outreach events as required.

19. To attend Department meetings and to participate in other committees and working groups within the Department, the Faculty and the University.

20. To participate in relevant professional activities and engage in continuous professional development.

21. To undertake external commitments which reflect well on and enhance the reputation of the University.

22. To ensure compliance with health and safety in all aspects of work.

The duties and responsibilities outlined are not intended to be an exhaustive list but provide guidance on the main aspects of the job. The post holder will be required to be flexible in their duties.

Person Specification

The Person Specification focuses on the knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications required to undertake the role effectively. This is measured by (a) Application Form, (b) Test/Exercise, (c) Interview, (d) Presentation.

Essential Criteria 1

Possession of a mathematical sciences PhD and some years of postdoctoral experience on application. (a)

Essential Criteria 2

Strong research potential with the ability to initiate, develop and deliver high quality research and to publish in peer reviewed journals. (a, c)

Essential Criteria 3

Excellence in published work in relevant fields. (a, c)

Essential Criteria 4

Ability to teach undergraduate and postgraduate students in lectures, tutorials, seminars and practical classes. (a, c, d)

Essential Criteria 5

Ability to initiate development in the curriculum and to take responsibility for the effective and efficient delivery of teaching programmes. (a, c, d)

Essential Criteria 6

Ability or potential to generate external funding (grants, contracts etc) to support research projects. (a, c)

Essential Criteria 7

Good effective communication (oral and written) skills, presentation and training skills. (a, c, d)

Essential Criteria 8

Good interpersonal skills. (a, c, d)

Essential Criteria 9

Ability to work independently and as part of a team on research and teaching programmes. (a, c)

Essential Criteria 10

Evidence of excellent teaching experience at University level. (a, c, d)

Desirable Criteria 1

Experience or interests which contribute to the department's aims of promoting equality and diversity in mathematics. (a, c, d)

Desirable Criteria 2

Potential to make socio-economic impact. (a, c)

Desirable Criteria 3

Evidence of lecturing at a University level. (a, c, d)

Further Particulars

The Department of Mathematics and the University of Warwick are proud of their diverse community of staff, students, and visitors, and are committed to maintaining an excellent record in teaching and research by ensuring that there is equality of opportunity for all, fostered in an environment of mutual respect and dignity.

We are committed to supporting staff to achieve their potential. The Department of Mathematics holds a bronze Athena SWAN award and the University of Warwick holds Athena SWAN silver awards. Athena SWAN is a national initiative that recognizes the advancement of gender equality, representation, progression and success for all in academia.

We are supportive of staff with caring responsibilities including a generous maternity/paternity/adoption/parental leave policy, onsite childcare facilities and the childcare vouchers scheme. In conjunction with some of the wider aspects of work life balance provided by the Department, the University has guidance on flexible working and the Department will consider any such requests within this framework.

For further information about the University of Warwick, please read our University Further Particulars.

For further information about the department, please visit the departmental website.

Warwick is committed to building an organisation of mutual respect and dignity, promoting a welcoming, diverse and inclusive working and learning environment. We recognise that everyone is different in a variety of visible and non-visible ways, and that those differences are to be recognised, respected, and valued. Where possible, we go beyond legislation to provide a place where everyone can thrive, supporting all staff to achieve their full potential. We aspire to remove economic, social and cultural barriers that may otherwise prevent people from succeeding.

We therefore welcome and encourage applications from all communities regardless of culture, background, age, disability, sex/gender, gender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion/belief, or sexual or romantic orientation. To find out more about our social inclusion work at Warwick visit our webpages here.

The University of Warwick holds an Athena SWAN Silver award; a national initiative to promote gender equality for all staff and students. Further information about the work of the University in relation to Athena SWAN can be found at the following link: Athena Swan (warwick.ac.uk)

The University of Warwick is one of the six founder institutions of the EUTOPIA European University alliance, whose aim is to become by 2025 an open, multicultural, confederated operation of connected campuses.

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Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy

As an organisation using the (DBS) Disclosure and Barring Service to assess applicants' suitability for positions of trust, the University of Warwick complies with the DBS Code of Practice and undertakes not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a Disclosure on the basis of a conviction or other information revealed. More information is available on the University's Vacancy pages and applicants may request a copy of the DBS Code of Practice.

Closing Date

30 Oct 2022

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