Vacancy Type/Job category
£43,414 - £51,805 per annum
University of Warwick, Coventry
2 x Fixed-term contracts for three years starting from September 2023, 1.0
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
The Warwick Mathematics Institute is committed to fostering a diverse and
inclusive environment, and in particular we look forward to interest from
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
For informal enquiries, please contact John.Greenlees@warwick.ac.uk (Head of
Department), or Susana.Gomes@warwick.ac.uk (who recently held a Warwick
Interview Date: January 2023 (TBC).
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.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
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
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
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
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
14. To maintain a broad knowledge of research and scholarship in relevant
fields to ensure that teaching meets the standards expected within a research-
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.
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)
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)
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
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