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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Applied Mathematics

Requisition ID:  5002

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Open Ended
Working Pattern:  Full Time
Posted Date: 


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.


Salary: £35,845.00 - £54,131.00 

Closing Date: 25 September 2020


The role


Applications are invited for the position of Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Applied Mathematics, based within the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics at Newcastle University. 


Applied mathematics research within the School spans a broad range of topics (including fluid dynamics, mathematical biology, quantum physics and cosmology). We would like to appoint a dedicated teacher and an excellent researcher who will either strengthen our existing research areas, or whose research will extend our existing expertise. Applications are particularly encouraged from applied mathematicians whose research links to an engineering field. 


You should also have excellent communication skills and demonstrable teaching potential. You will play a central role in our service teaching, specifically the teaching of mathematics to undergraduate engineering students and will contribute towards curriculum developments and module delivery, as well as carrying out more general administrative tasks. Good time management and organisational skills are essential. 


We are keen to attract applicants who will actively contribute to all aspects of the School, and who will be enthusiastic and committed to new ventures and innovations in both teaching and research. All applicants who fulfil the criteria are welcome; we would particularly welcome applicants from groups who are currently underrepresented in mathematical sciences in the UK.  


We are the proud recipients of an institutional silver Athena SWAN award and a unit-level bronze award, demonstrating our achievements and ongoing commitment to achieving gender equality. The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers. 


For informal enquiries please contact: 
Dr Paul Bushby, Reader in Applied Mathematics and Director of Discipline.  Paul.Bushby@newcastle.ac.uk
Dr Magda Carr, Senior Lecturer in Applied Mathematics and Director of Business and Engagement.  Magda.carr@newcastle.ac.uk


For more information about the School please click here.


Key Accountabilities

  • Carry out internationally-competitive research in applied mathematics, publishing papers in highly regarded journals.
  • Contribute towards the teaching of undergraduate engineering mathematics modules (both in terms of delivery and curriculum developments).
  • Develop grant-funded research projects.
  • Build collaborative links with other members of the School.
  • Supervise PhD students and postdoctoral researchers.
  • Contribute to the life and work of the School in general and to the applied mathematics section in particular.
  • Carry out administrative duties as assigned by the Head of School and the School Executive Board.


The Person 


Knowledge, Skills and Experience 



  • A track record of high quality research in an area of applied mathematics that either strengthens our existing research activities or broadens our current range of interests.
  • Outstanding teaching potential, with demonstrable expertise in those areas of applied mathematics that would be taught to undergraduate engineering students.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with experience of presenting work to the national/international research community at conferences, workshops or seminars.


  • Experience of working with engineering academics and/or industrial partners on projects with links to an engineering field.


Attributes and Behaviour


  • Excellent collaborative, interpersonal and team-working skills.
  • Effective time management, prioritisation and organisational skills to balance the potentially conflicting demands of teaching, research and administration; and the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Be approachable to students.
  • Be supportive of the School’s commitment to pursuing equality of opportunity and promoting an inclusive culture.



  • PhD in Applied Mathematics or a closely related discipline.


  • Relevant teaching qualification.


Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains staff 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.


Requisition ID: 5002


The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality.  The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.