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Lecturer in Mathematical Sciences (Digital Learning focus)

Requisition ID:  24876

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Open Ended
Working Pattern:  Full Time
Posted Date:  14-Jan-2023


We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.


What’s in it for you? Newcastle University is a great place to work, with excellent benefits. We have a generous holiday package; plus the opportunity to buy more, great pension schemes and a number of health and wellbeing initiatives to support you.


Newcastle is an inclusive global University community where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.  As a University of Sanctuary, we aim to provide a welcoming place of safety for all, offering opportunities to people fleeing violence and persecution.


Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains colleagues from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.



Lecturer Grade F: £37,474 to £42,155 per annum

Lecturer Grade G: £43,414 per annum


Closing Date: 14 February 2023


The Role


We are looking for an enthusiastic and high calibre lecturer in mathematical sciences with a focus on technology-enhanced learning.  You will deliver an excellent student education and outstanding student experience through your own teaching, while being part of our leading team to design and deliver innovative teaching, assessment and curricula using state-of-the-art digital technologies.  You will develop a portfolio of independent research and/or pedagogic scholarship that compliments the School’s existing activities in mathematical sciences. 
In mathematical sciences, the school has activities which span statistics and data science, pure and applied mathematics, and technology-enhanced mathematical education.  It has a portfolio of Bachelor and Integrated Master’s programmes and contributes to teaching outside the school in broad disciplines including engineering, computer science, medical sciences and business studies.  Through our world-renowned Digital Learning Unit School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics E-Learning Unit - School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics - Newcastle University (


We integrate innovative technologies for e-assessment and digital content; for example, the open-source e-assessment software Numbas which is used around the world in academia, schools and companies.   
Applicants who have synergies with our activities in statistics and data science are particularly encouraged to apply.  Our data science activities are strengthened by membership of the Alan Turing Institute, close collaboration with the


National Innovation Centre for Data, and the institutional Centre for Excellence in Data
We are committed to building an environment with Equality and Diversity at its core. As such, the successful applicant will have a genuine interest and commitment to developing the role of under-represented groups in mathematics. In addition, the successful candidate will need to demonstrate the potential to be a role model for the values of equality, diversity and inclusion. 
Application to the post is via a covering letter (max. 3 pages) and a CV (max. 2 pages). The covering letter should summarise how you fit the Person Specification; where possible, you should substantiate your fit to each criterion with specific facts or examples from your background, or suggestions for the future.   
For more information or informal enquiries, please contact Dr Chris Graham (Director of Digital Learning),
Professor Chris Oates (Professor of Statistics) or
Dr Jon Goss (Director of Education) 
For further details about Newcastle University, please visit our information page here.

For further details on School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics please visit our School web page here.
The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award and a bronze Race Equality Charter award in recognition of our good practice for the advancement of gender and race equality, and the University holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers.


Key Accountabilities
As part of its strategy to provide a world-class student education and experience, the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics (MSP) is looking to appoint a dynamic and enthusiastic Lecturer in Mathematical Sciences with a remit for the development and delivery of technology-enhanced learning.  The specific responsibilities of the position are to: 
•    Undertake teaching in mathematical sciences
•    Contribute to the design and development of innovative digital approaches to teaching and assessment of mathematical subjects
•    Develop a portfolio of world-class research and/or scholarship, which may include activities such as publishing in high-quality journals, presenting findings at conferences, securing and managing externally-funded projects, and building and managing a team
•    Contribute to the general life and work of the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics, including helping to foster the academic community, being a good colleague, and contributing to the organisational and academic management of the school
•    Carry out administrative duties as assigned by the Head of School and the School Executive Board
The Person

Knowledge, Skills and Experience 
•    Experience in delivering excellent teaching in the mathematical sciences 

•    Experience in designing new taught content, assessments and/or approaches to delivery 
•    Demonstrable expertise in mathematical or statistical software (e.g. R, Python)  
•    Experience of using digital content in teaching, such as mathematical/statistical software or web-based material 
•    A developing or established portfolio of high-quality research and/or pedagogic scholarship (when addressing this criteria in your cover letter, please summarise in no more than half a page your future plans for research and/or pedagogic scholarship)


Attributes and Behaviour
•    Be approachable and supportive to student and staff colleagues 
•    Be pro-active in championing the values of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, including in making learning more accessible and inclusive


•    PhD in Mathematical Sciences or a closely related discipline



The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality. The University is also a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.


Requisition ID: 24876