Lecturer (Education and Scholarship) in Mathematical Sciences

University of Exeter
Job Description: 

College of Engineering, Mathematics & Physical Sciences

Cornwall Campus

Fixed term contract for 24 months

The University of Exeter has been named University of the Year in The Sunday Times University Guide 2013 and has now risen to 7th place in The Sunday Times league table. In the 2012 National Student Survey we are ranked 6th out of all "full service" universities and we are now a member of the Russell Group of leading research-intensive institutions. Recent capital projects to the value of GBP 350 million pounds across the University ensure a truly world-class research and teaching environment and an inspirational location to work and live.

The College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences at the University of Exeter is continuing with a strategy of sustained investment in both academic staff and infrastructure to provide a catalyst for significant growth in both research activity and student experience. In recognition of their pivotal importance to both research and the student experience, the College is looking to appoint exceptional researchers and inspirational teachers to join its dynamic faculty.

As part of the College's strategy, we are expanding Mathematics on the Cornwall campus. This expansion will build up on existing links between mathematics and ecology, renewable energy and the Environment and Sustainability Institute and will support the development of a new and innovative BSc programme Mathematics and the Environment to be launched in 2013.

This appointment will contribute to the development and delivery of the new programme - we are interested in candidates who have a commitment and proven ability to deliver high quality teaching at all levels of the curriculum.

The successful applicant will possess sufficient breadth or depth of specialist and core knowledge in the discipline, demonstrated by a PhD or equivalent in Mathematics, Statistics or related discipline, to develop teaching programmes, and teach and support learning in this academic area. They will use a range of delivery techniques to enthuse and engage students. They will participate in and develop external networks, for example to contribute to student recruitment, secure student placements, facilitate outreach work, generate income, obtain consultancy projects, or build relationships for future activities.

The successful applicant will have evidence of excellent teaching identified by peer review and have made an impact at discipline programme level beyond their own teaching. Staff at this level are expected to work towards Fellow of the HEA status and to attend formal CPD relating to this.

Informal enquiries can be made to Prof Stuart Townley, Professor of Applied Mathematics (tel: 01326 255742, email: S.B.Townley@exeter.ac.uk). You may also wish to consult our web site at http://emps.exeter.ac.uk/mathematics/ for further details of the College.

The University of Exeter is working towards a Silver Athena SWAN award as a sign of its intention to provide equality of opportunity to all staff thereby working towards addressing the issue of underrepresentation of women in Academia in the STEM subjects: science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer which is 'Positive about Disabled People'. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

For further information and to apply for this position please visit our website: https://jobs.exeter.ac.uk

Deadline for Application: 
Dec 10 2012