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The University of Glasgow
School of Mathematics & Statistics
University Avenue
The University of Glasgow
G12 8QQ Glasgow
United Kingdom

Job Purpose

The University of Glasgow, established in 1451, is a member of the UK's Russell Group of leading universities. The University is committed to enhancing its position as one of the world's great broad-based research-intensive universities.

Applications for the post are welcome in any research areas in mathematical analysis that complement the existing strengths within the School. The post-holder will develop, lead and sustain research of international standard in pure mathematics; contribute to teaching, assessment, project supervision and curriculum design at undergraduate and postgraduate levels; and participate in School management and organisation. 

The School of Mathematics & Statistics is the home of the mathematical sciences within the University of Glasgow. It is one of the seven Schools which constitute the College of Science and Engineering, which in turn is one of the four Colleges within the University. The School is large, growing and diverse. It offers full undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes at all levels and it undertakes research of high international standard. We have research groups of international excellence in all three of the main areas of the subject, traditionally described as Applied mathematics, Pure mathematics and statistics, although we increasingly have research activity which blurs these descriptions.

Job Purpose

To carry out research and scholarship in pure mathematics (analysis), deliver an excellent student experience through teaching and assessment, and contribute to management and administration.
 
Main Duties and Responsibilities

Perform the following range of activities:

1. Develop, lead and sustain personal and group research aligned appropriately to School/College research strategy. 

2. Enhance your research profile, reputation and esteem through:

- Establishing and sustaining a track record of independent and joint publications of international quality in high quality refereed journals, generating research impact in terms of economic/societal benefit;

- Presentation at international and national conferences and at internal/external seminars, colloquia and workshops;

- Identification of potential funding sources and the development of proposals to secure funding from internal/external bodies to support future research;

- Developing and maintaining collaborations with colleagues across the School/College/University and external Academic and Industrial Partners;

- Contribution to team/group meetings/seminars/workshops and activities to enhance the wider knowledge, outputs and culture of the School/College.

3. Contribute to the planning, organisation and delivery of high quality teaching, supervision and assessment activities across under/post-graduate programmes within the Subject/School.

4. Contribute to the on-going development and design of under/post-graduate curricula, to ensure a research-led approach to student learning and assessment in the discipline and/or profession.

5. Manage a variety of academic administrative activities, including timely delivery of effective and constructive feedback on assessment, and provision of pastoral support.

6. Contribute to the management and organisational duties of the School, as assigned by the Head of School.

7. Engage in personal, professional and career development.

8. Contribute to the enhancement of the University’s international profile in line with the University’s Strategic Plan - Inspiring People – Changing the World. http://www.gla.ac.uk/about/strategy/people/ 

Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience

Knowledge/Qualifications

Essential: 

A1 Relevant PhD or equivalent experience within pure mathematics 
A2 Significant breadth/depth of knowledge in analysis 
A3 A growing international reputation, evidenced by esteem indicators, in a field that matches or enhances existing activities within pure mathematics

Skills

Essential:

C1 Ability, drive and influence to develop an international research profile
C2 Research creativity and strong cross-discipline collaborative ability as appropriate
C3 Excellent communication skills, with ability to communicate complex data/concepts clearly and concisely
C4 Excellent interpersonal skills and a collegiate approach
C5 Appropriate workload/time/project/budget/people management skills
C6 Extensive IT and data analysis/interpretation skills 
C7 Good team leadership skills including demonstrable supervisory skills
C8 A strong commitment to high quality, research led, student orientated teaching and proven ability to engage students to inspire learning, and to provide pastoral care to students 

Experience

Essential: 

E1 Sufficient depth of relevant research experience including postdoctoral experience, appropriate to an early career researcher
E2 Evidence of an track record of presentations and publications 
E3 Experience in undertaking independent research and contributing to successful funding applications
E4 Excellent track record of development and delivery of teaching , tutoring or demonstrating at undergraduate or postgraduate level
 

Job Features


Dimensions

The School has over 60 full-time academics across pure & applied mathematics, and statistics, together with nearly 50 PhD students, 8 PDRA’s, and is supported by 11 administrative/secretarial/IT staff. Further new appointments are expected during the next academic year. From next September, four Rankin-Sneddon Research Fellows will be joining the School, an addition is various externally funded fellowship positions. The School’s total income is in excess of £12M, and in the last quarter, £3M of new research grants were awarded to members of the School.
 
Standard Terms & Conditions
 
Salary will be on the University’s Research and Teaching Grade, level 7, £35,210 - £39,610 per annum.

This post is full time and open ended, with funding available for for 36 months in the first instance.

The successful candidate will be enrolled onto the University’s Early Career Development Programme (ECDP). This will provide you as an early career academic staff member to be developed and supported over a specified timeframe to facilitate the advancement of your academic career. 

New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities' Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.

It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity.

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.

Vacancy Ref: 025827, Closing Date: 04 July 2019

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Contact Person
Mr. Bill Breslin