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King's College London
Mathematics Department
Strand
London
WC2R 2LS London
United Kingdom

Job description

Applications are invited for an Academic Education Pathway (AEP) Lectureship in Mathematics Education in the Department of Mathematics at King’s College London.

Candidates are expected to have a PhD in Mathematics, Statistics or a closely related area and teaching expertise in some area of Financial Mathematics, Statistics or Applied Probability.  They should have the potential to lead improvements in the student experience across the department and influence our educational offering in these areas.

As an AEP Lecturer you will strengthen the reputation, culture and ambitions of the department and wider institution by:

  • Delivering an excellent student experience through innovative teaching and assessment methods for both undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes;
  • Providing supervision to Postgraduate MSc Students in Financial Mathematics or Statistics;
  • Undertaking a self-directed programme of education-related scholarship at a level commensurate with the current international standards of excellence within the department;
  • Promoting the reputation of the department through scholarship and other externally-facing activities;
  • Enthusiastically contributing to academic management, and supporting the administration and organisation of the department to further its education activities and ambitions.

Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality

The Department of Mathematics is a registered supporter of the London Mathematical Society’s (LMS) Good Practice Scheme which supports advancing women’s careers in university mathematics departments. We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and have policies to support staff with flexible arrangements for parental responsibilities or those returning from a long-term absence.  As part of the department’s commitment we hold an Athena SWAN bronze award.  We positively encourage women applicants and those from an ethnic minority to apply, as they are currently under-represented within the Department of Mathematics.

The post is available from September 2021, and is located at the Strand Campus of King’s College London.

Further particulars of the post can be located below and further information about the department can be found at:    https://www.kcl.ac.uk/mathematics

This post will be offered on an indefinite contract

This is a full-time post - 100% full time equivalent

 

Key responsibilities

As an AEP Lecturer you will strengthen the reputation, culture and ambitions of the department and wider institution by:   

  • Delivering an excellent student experience through innovative teaching and assessment methods for both undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes; 
  • Providing supervision to Postgraduate MSc Students in Financial Mathematics or Statistics; 
  • Undertaking a self-directed programme of education-related scholarship at a level commensurate with the current international standards of excellence within the department;
  • Promoting the reputation of the department through scholarship and other externally-facing activities; 
  • Enthusiastically contributing to academic management, and supporting the administration and organisation of the department to further its education activities and ambitions. 
  • Be responsible for the wellbeing and pastoral care of students, including acting as Personal Tutor; 
  • Engage with and contribute to department, faculty and institutional level initiatives in accordance with education strategy at all levels of the organisation. 

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.

Skills, knowledge, and experience

Essential criteria

  • PhD in Mathematics, Statistics or equivalent  
  • In-depth knowledge in an area of Financial Mathematics, Statistics or Applied Probability 
  • Ability to teach undergraduate and postgraduate modules in statistics or financial mathematics  
  • A commitment to excellence in teaching and learning
  • Experience of teaching and examining 
  • Ability to make significant contribution to administrative work 
  • Ability and willingness to undertake personal professional development in order to carry out the duties of the role 
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with an excellent standard of English language 

Desirable criteria

  • Experience of administration 

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Prof. Konstanze Rietsch