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

Applications are invited for a Professor in Probability in the Department of Mathematics at King's College London. Candidates are expected to have research expertise in Theoretical or Applied Probability, to bolster the department’s research strength in this area and lead the creation of a new research group.  Candidates should have the potential to carry out research that has high levels of originality, innovation and depth that may well lead to significant impact on their field over the long term.

The successful candidate will be expected to have a research record of international stature in Probability and to contribute to the long-term research vision of the Department. He/She will be expected to contribute to undergraduate and/or postgraduate teaching.

The post is available from January 2022, and is located at the Strand Campus of King’s College London.  This post will be offered on an indefinite contract.  This is a full-time  post - 100% full time equivalent.

Key Responsibilities

  • Take on a leadership role in research, teaching and administration within the Department of Mathematics.  
  • Enhance the research profile of the Department, through maintaining a consistent high-level output of publications and presentations of world-class quality. 
  • Sustain high-quality research activity through a portfolio of individual, joint and/or network research projects, and to acquire funding for the same through grant applications to Research Councils. 
  • Supervise and train postgraduate students and postdoctoral research staff to ensure their effective development. 
  • Act in a senior role within the Department in administrative and other activities as directed by the Head of Department, including mentoring of junior staff, in accordance with the departmental programme and workload model.   
  • Take part in strategic planning and decision-making at Department, Faculty and University level. 
  • Promote and market the work of the Department in the subject, both nationally and internationally 
  • Contribute to national and international research council activities and similar panels as appropriate. 
  • Lead and co-ordinate research activity in the subject. 
  • Lead research and collaborative partnerships with other educational institutions and bodies. 
  • Provide advice to external bodies, as appropriate. 

Application Instructions

Further particulars of the post can be located at:

Professor in Probability job in Strand Campus | Academic and teaching jobs at King's College London (kcl.ac.uk)

and further information about the department can be found at: 

Department of Mathematics | King’s College London (kcl.ac.uk)  

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Prof. Steven Gilmour