Beyer Chair in Applied Mathematics
Applications are invited for the above post to start on 1 September 2019, or at a mutually agreed alternative date. The Beyer Chair was founded by an endowment in 1881 and previous holders have became pre-eminent in the field of Applied Mathematics. We seek a new holder for the chair with an outstanding reputation or recognised future potential in Applied Mathematics to join a friendly, supportive and collegial environment.
You will have a track record of research in one or more areas of Applied Mathematics, defined in its broadest sense, that complements and extends existing research within the School of Mathematics. You will play a leading role in the life of the School, by providing inspiring leadership in research, and also through appropriate teaching and service activities.
The duties of the post include
- undertaking research of the very highest quality, and publishing the results in prestigious learned journals, books and similar outlets;
- providing inspirational leadership to colleagues, and attracting research students, assistants and fellows and distinguished visitors to the School;
- contributing to the School’s lecturing and supporting teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level;
- seeking funding from external bodies to support ambitious programmes of research;
- contributing to administration, management and strategy of the Applied Mathematics Group, the School of Mathematics and/or the University in appropriate service and leadership roles.
You will be required to adhere to all policies and procedures of the University.
It is essential that you should
- have a track record of research in applied mathematics of the very highest quality;
- be, or have clearly demonstrated potential to become, recognised as a world-leading researcher in one or more areas of applied mathematics;
- be able to provide inspirational leadership to colleagues and research students within the applicant’s area and the wider applied mathematics community;
- have a genuine enthusiasm for, and a commitment to excellence in, teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
It is desirable that you should
- display clear evidence of eminence and reputation within the field, such as significant prizes, fellowships of major national academies, or editorships of the most prestigious international journals;
- have a sustained track record of excellent teaching;
- have a sustained track record of obtaining funding to support research;
- have demonstrated ability to develop and lead a successful research group;
- be able to serve as a role model to students and staff from a broad range of backgrounds.