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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Pure Mathematics

Requisition ID:  24827

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Open Ended
Working Pattern:  Full Time
Posted Date:  13-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: £32,348 to £42,155 per annum

Lecturer Grade G: £43,414 to £51,805 per annum

Senior Lecturer: £53,353 to £61,823 per annum


Closing Date: 15 March 2023

The Role


You are invited to apply for one of two opportunities for Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Pure Mathematics.


We are seeking an excellent researcher and dedicated educator who will strengthen and complement our existing expertise and promote links with other schools, disciplines or Newcastle University Centres of Research Excellence (NUCores), in line with the university strategy to build strong cohesion across its broad disciplinary base.


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 at the same time as adding a distinctive new perspective.


You will be involved in the undergraduate teaching on the BSc and MMath programs offered by the school and will deliver innovative teaching and assessment methods, providing an overall excellent student experience and will actively contribute to all aspects of the school.


You should have a PhD in mathematics and a developing or established research record in pure mathematics evidenced by high-quality publications in leading international journals. In addition, you should have strong communication skills and a passionate commitment to teaching excellence.


Newcastle University is committed to equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) 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 EDI values.


Positions available

We have 2 permanent full-time positions available for an immediate start.


How to apply:

  • Please state clearly in your application that you are applying to be considered for Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, or to be considered for both
  • Please complete an online application and upload your CV. In the covering letter field, please upload one document (max. 4 pages) outlining the following
  • Your main research achievements to date.  This may include reference to  journal publications and other forms of output relating to impact as well as research funding applied for or received
  • Your past contributions to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and what your contributions to EDI at Newcastle will be
  • Your research plans at Newcastle over the next 3-5 years
  • What constitutes excellent teaching to you
  • Please provide current referee details.


Please note that employment / academic references will only be requested for the successful candidates at formal offer stage. 


For further details on School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics please visit our web page at:

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Stefan Kolb via email


Key Accountabilities

  • You will be expected to
  • 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

Essential for Lecturer (Grade F/G)

  • A track record of high-quality research in an area of pure mathematics which strengthens or complements existing research in the School.
  • Experience of presenting work to the national/international research community at conferences, workshops and seminars.
  • Awareness of the current research within the pure mathematics section and an ability to view own research in this wider context.
  • Demonstrable ability to effectively teach at university level.
  • Ability to supervise postgraduate students and post-doctoral researchers.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Desirable for Lecturer (Grade F/G)

  • Ability to promote research links with other Schools and disciplines.

Essential for Senior Lecturer (Grade H)

  • All of the essential Knowledge, Skills and Experience for Lecturer (Grade F/G) and in addition
  • International standing and recognition in the field as evidenced by a sustained record of publications in outstanding journals and other esteem indicators. 
  • A track record of securing external research funding commensurate with career stage.
  • Evidence of a sustained track record of excellent teaching at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level.
  • Experience of successful supervision of postgraduate students.
  • A record of successful service and leadership and the ability to contribute to the organisational and academic management of the school including line managerial responsibilities.

Attributes and Behaviours

  • Essential for Lecturer (Grade F/G)
  • 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 learners 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.

Essential for Senior Lecturer (Grade H)

  • All of the essential Attributes and Behaviours for Lecturer (Grade F/G) and in addition
  • Ability to provide expert guidance to colleagues in own team, other work areas and institutions to develop understanding and resolve complex problems.


Essential for Lecturer and Senior Lecturer

  • A PhD in Mathematics

Desirable for Senior Lecturer

  • A relevant teaching qualification
  • Evidence of continued professional development




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: 24827