Lecturer - Teaching and Research in Mathematics - School of Mathematics

Country: United Kingdom;

City: Birmingham

Vacancy added: 25.07.2019

Employer: University of Birmingham

Resumes due: 28.11.2019


Lecturer - Teaching and Research in Mathematics - 59438

Position Details

Area: School of Mathematics in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences 

Salary: Full time starting salary is normally in the range £40,792 to £48,677, with potential progression once in post to £54,765

Hours: Full time

Duration: Permanent 

Location: University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK

Closing Date: 28 November 2019 



To create and disseminate knowledge at a senior level through initiating and conducting significant original research in Geometry or Integrable Systems and through developing and delivering undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, as appropriate to the disciplinary area. In addition, to contributing to the department/school through management/leadership, and enterprise activities, as appropriate.


Summary of Role

Contribute to the whole range of research, teaching and administration.

Research is likely to involve initiating, conducting and disseminating original research.   The research has measurable outcomes and is reflected in a growing national reputation and often an incipient international reputation.

Teaching is likely to include a substantial contribution to: (a) the management, development (including programme/module review) and delivery of teaching and assessment; and (b) enhancement of the student experience or employability.  The role will typically also involve developing and advising others, including: (a) providing expert advice to staff and students, (b) supervising and examining PhD students, and (c) developing and advising others on learning and teaching tasks and methods.

For Lecturer, management and administration are likely to involve contributions at School level, and/or making an important contribution to some managerial/leadership activities (e.g. working groups) within the University.  This may include developing and making substantial contributions to knowledge transfer, enterprise, business engagement, public engagement, widening participation, schools outreach, or similar activities at School level or further within the University.


Main Duties 


To pursue sustained research activity through original research and scholarship, including other research-related contributions through conference papers and presentations and/or consultancy projects and advice.  Where appropriate for the discipline, this may include some but not all of the responsibilities listed below:

  • Pursue personal research including developing research ideas and winning support, including financial support.
  • Plan, publish and/or execute high quality research
  • Manage research activities and/or supervise other research staff
  • Present findings in high quality publications and conference proceedings
  • Develop novel methodologies and techniques appropriate to the type of research being pursued
  • Supervise and examine PhD students, both within the institution and externally
  • Provide expert advice to staff and students within the discipline
  • Apply knowledge in a way which develops new intellectual understanding
  • Develop and make substantial contributions to knowledge transfer, and enterprise (including business engagement, public engagement) and similar activity that is of manifest benefit to the College and the University.


Learning and Teaching

To use a variety of methods in teaching and advising individuals and groups of undergraduates or postgraduates.  Where appropriate to the discipline this may include:

  • Teach and examine courses at a range of levels
  • Plan and review own teaching approaches and act as a mentor to encourage others to do the same
  • Develop programme proposals and make substantial contributions to the design of teaching programmes more widely in the School, as appropriate
  • Undertake and develop the full range of responsibilities in relation to supervision, marking and examining (including summative assessment, assessed work, contributing to the final award – as a mark or as credit – such as unseen examinations, essays, dissertations or presentations.
  • Use appropriate approaches to learning and teaching in their field
  • Disseminate appropriate practices through suitable media
  • Develop and advise others on learning and teaching tasks and methods
  • Devise and supervise projects, student dissertations and practical work



To contribute to School administration or have a high level of responsibility for others. This may include:

  • Contribute to the administration/management of research and/or teaching across the School
  • Lead  and manage  a team to devise and implement a new and/or revised process (e.g. new programme or a recruitment drive)
  • Advise on personal development of colleagues and students
  • Make a major contribution to some administrative activities within the University (e.g. appeals panels, working groups)
  • Make a sustained contribution to widening participation, schools outreach and/or public understanding of the discipline


Person Specification

The appointed candidate will collaborate effectively in a team atmosphere by taking a leading research role in Integrable Systems or Geometry, and will contribute to enhancing the research, teaching and enterprise activities in the School. The candidates are required to meet the following criteria

  • A higher degree relevant to the research/teaching area (usually PhD) or equivalent qualifications
  • Demonstrated competence in Research within subject specialism in Geometry or Integrable Systems;
  • Proven teaching experience within subject specialism.
  • Proven ability to devise, advise on and manage learning/ research
  • Skills in managing, motivating and mentoring others successfully at all levels


Research requirements

Normally evidence of success under the following headings or a reason for not meeting them should be provided (such as career breaks), as appropriate to the discipline:

  • Experience and achievement reflected in a growing reputation
  • Experience and demonstrated success in planning, undertaking and project managing research to deliver high quality results
  • Experience of applying and/or developing and devising successful models, techniques and methods
  • Experience and achievement  in knowledge transfer, enterprise and similar activity


Learning and teaching requirements

  • Ability to design, deliver, assess and revise teaching programmes
  • Experience and demonstrated success in developing appropriate approaches to learning and teaching, and advising colleagues
  • Experience and success in knowledge transfer, enterprise and similar activity that enhances the student experience or employability


Management and administration-related requirements

  • Ability to contribute to School management processes
  • Ability to assess and organise resources effectively
  • Understanding of and ability to contribute to broader management/administration processes


Informal enquiries can be made to Paul Flavell; p.j.flavell@bham.ac.uk

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