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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Applied Mathematics

Requisition ID:  17862

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Open Ended
Working Pattern:  Full Time
Posted Date:  15-May-2022


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.


We understand how important the full employment package is to our colleagues at Newcastle University and we are committed to providing a great range of benefits and discounts for all.  You can learn more about what is available here on our Benefits Website page.


Salary: Lecturer Grade: £36,382 - £50,296  per annum

            Senior Lecturer £51,799 - £60,022  per annum

Closing Date: 12 June 2022



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). The priority area for this post will be fluid dynamics, and you would be supporting some of our current research activities in this area. Specific interests within the School include astrophysical fluid dynamics and magnetohydrodynamics, geophysical and environmental fluid dynamics, biological fluid dynamics and quantum fluids.  


You should have excellent communication skills and demonstrable potential to deliver high quality teaching and student support. You will teach on our undergraduate mathematics programme, as well as teaching mathematics to undergraduate engineering students. You will also 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 in the job description are welcome; we would particularly welcome applications from groups who are currently underrepresented in mathematical sciences in the UK.  The School is committed to pursuing equality of opportunity and promoting an inclusive culture.


To apply, please complete an online application form and upload a CV and a cover letter, as well as a separate document (of no more than 2 pages) that describes your personal career plan for the next five years.  Your cover letter is a supporting statement, and you should outline how you meet the essential criteria of the role and evidence this with examples. Please upload your cover letter and personal career plan as one PDF document to the cover letter section of our recruitment system. Please note, any documents uploaded to the ‘additional documents section’ may not be received by the reviewing panel. 


For informal enquiries, please contact Dr. Paul Bushby -


The post is full time, permanant.


For further information about the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics please click here. 


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Key Accountabilities

You will be expected to:

  • Carry out internationally-competitive research in applied mathematics, publishing papers in highly regarded journals
  • Contribute towards the teaching of undergraduate mathematics modules (both in terms of delivery and curriculum developments), as well as service teaching to Engineering students
  • Provide support to undergraduate students on both academic and pastoral matters
  • 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 (Essential)

Knowledge, Skills and Experience 

  • A track record of high quality research in fluid dynamics that complements our existing research interests
  • Outstanding teaching potential, with demonstrable expertise in those areas of applied mathematics that would be taught to undergraduate mathematicians and engineering students
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with experience of presenting work to the national/international research community at conferences, workshops or seminars
  • Effective time management, prioritisation and organisational skills to balance the potentially conflicting demands of teaching, research and administration; and the ability to meet deadlines


Attributes and Behaviour


  • Excellent collaborative, interpersonal and team-working skills
  •  A clear, ambitious yet realistic vision for their research that represents a good fit with the aims of the School
  • Be supportive of the School’s commitment to pursuing equality of opportunity and promoting an inclusive culture
  • Ability to engage with and respond enthusiastically and positively to students and to engage pastoral skills when appropriate
  • A demonstrated commitment to ensuring our institutional strategy for Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) is embedded in all our group activities, with a commitment to ensuring dignity and respect in the workplace to the highest standard



  • PhD in Applied Mathematics or a closely related discipline
  • Relevant experience of postdoctoral research (Desirable)
  • Relevant teaching qualification  (Desirable)





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.


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.


Requisition ID: 17862