Scientific Director

Jim Howie
International Centre for Mathematical Sciences (ICMS)
Job Description: 

The International Centre for Mathematical Sciences (ICMS) in Edinburgh is seeking to appoint a scientific director to succeed Professor Keith Ball FRS FRSE, from September 2014 or other mutually agreed date.

ICMS is an important part of the UK's mathematical infrastructure. It runs high-quality international workshops in all areas of the mathematical sciences, and supports the mathematical community in a variety of other ways. The Scientific Director plays a leading role in ICMS and has a major influence on its development. Further information about ICMS and the application process can be found at

The Scientific Directorship is funded at about 50% FTE by a grant from EPSRC - normally under a secondment arrangement, but alternative arrangements may be considered if appropriate. Applications are invited from experienced mathematicians with a broad knowledge of the UK and international mathematical scenes. Please send a CV and covering letter to Jane Walker, Centre Manager, preferably by email to:

The closing date for applications is 20 December 2013.
It is expected that interviews will take place in Edinburgh during the week of 17 February 2014.

Informal enquiries can be addressed to Professor Jim Howie (, +44 131 451 3240).

Job Categories: 
Research institutes
Scientific Director
Deadline for Application: 
Dec 20 2013