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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Pure Mathematics

Requisition ID:  10923

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Open Ended
Working Pattern:  Full Time
Posted Date:  09-Sep-2021


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:  Lecturer Grade F - £36,382 to £40,927 per annum

             Lecturer Grade G - £42,149 to £44,706 per annum, with progression to £50,296

             Senior Lecturer Grade H - £51,799 to £54,943 per annum, with progression to £60,022


Closing Date: 9 November 2021



The role


We are looking to appoint a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Pure Mathematics to join the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics at Newcastle University. We are seeking an excellent researcher and dedicated teacher who will strengthen or complement our existing expertise.


Research in pure mathematics within the School is focused on algebra and analysis (including geometric group theory, representation theory, complex analysis and functional analysis). You will be able to connect to aspects of our existing research portfolio while adding a distinctive new perspective. In line with the university strategy to build cohesion across its broad disciplinary base, candidates who can promote links with other Schools, disciplines or Newcastle University Centres of Research Excellence (NUCores) are particularly encouraged to apply.


You will have a PhD in Mathematics and an established or developing research record evidenced by high-quality publications in leading international journals. You should have excellent communication skills and demonstrable teaching potential.


You will be involved in the undergraduate teaching on the BSc and MMath programs offered by the School and will be expected to deliver an excellent student experience through innovative teaching and assessment methods.


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.


Newcastle University is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and dedicated to building a diverse community.  We particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups in Pure Mathematics and those who can act as role models for our values of equality, diversity and inclusion.


For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Stefan Kolb, stefan.kolb@newcastle.ac.uk.


For more information about pure mathematics in the School, please click here.


Key Accountabilities


  • Carry out internationally recognised research in pure mathematics leading to publications in highly regarded journals.
  • Develop grant-funded research projects.
  • Build collaborative links with other members of the School and wider institution.
  • Undertake teaching in our undergraduate BSc and MMath programs.
  • Contribute to the development of the curriculum and innovative assessment methods.
  • Supervise PhD students and postdoctoral researchers
  • Contribute to the life and work of the School in general and to the pure 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 pure mathematics which strengthens or complements existing research in pure mathematics in the School.
  • Experience of presenting work to the national/international research community at conferences, workshops and seminars.
  • Awareness of the research presently ongoing within the pure mathematics section and ability to see own research in this wider context.
  • Demonstrable ability to effectively teach at University level and the willingness to supervise PhD students and postdoctoral researchers.
  •  Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Effective time management, prioritisation and organisational skills to balance the potentially conflicting demands of teaching, research and administration; the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to promote research links with other Schools or disciplines (Desirable)


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.
  • Effective time management, prioritisation and organisational skills to balance the potentially conflicting demands of teaching, research and administration; the ability to meet deadlines.
  • 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.
  • Ability to contribute to the organisational and academic management of the school, including strategic planning




  • A PhD in Mathematics
  • A 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.


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.

Requisition ID: 10923