University Teacher in Mathematical Sciences

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University Teacher in the Mathematical Sciences

The School of Mathematics is seeking to appoint a University Teacher. This is a fixed-term position, focusing mainly on teaching across a range of mathematical topics, including general courses that we offer in the first two years of our curriculum. The duties allocated will be dependent on the expertise of the appointee and will include delivering effective teaching to undergraduate and/or taught postgraduate programmes. The role will also include involvement in assessment of students, helping to develop courses and programmes where this is appropriate, and teaching related administration. The School takes career development seriously: we will mentor the postholder to develop key skills and experiences in teaching and learning and support participation in the Edinburgh Teaching Award, which leads to a Higher Education Academy Fellowship.

A PhD in Mathematics and experience of teaching mathematics at University level is essential, as well as the ability to demonstrate effective team working, communication and interpersonal skills.

This post is fixed term for two years.

The closing date for applications is 15 July 2019 and the post is available at a mutually agreed date from 1 August 2019.

Informal enquiries can be made by contacting: Professor Iain Gordon, email 

Salary Scale: £33,199 - £39,609 per annum.

The University of Edinburgh promotes equality and diversity. We strive for a family-friendly School of Mathematics, . The School holds a Bronze Athena SWAN award and supports the London Mathematical Society Good Practice Scheme.

Job Details

Job title: University Teacher in the Mathematical Sciences 
Job Nature: Full time, fixed term for 24 months 
School: Mathematics

Job Purpose

To deliver teaching at all levels, helping to develop courses and programmes where this is appropriate, and to undertake teaching and student support related administrative duties. The main expectation is that the postholder will teach two courses per semester or equivalent tutorial and project support. We currently deliver courses in the first two years of our curriculum both to students in the School of Mathematics and to students in a number of neighbouring disciplines, such as Chemistry, Economics, Engineering, Informatics and Physics. The role holder will have the opportunity to contribute to these courses and implement ideas in their own areas of expertise. We are also developing and extending the use of computing in curriculum and familiarity with some aspects of computing in teaching & learning would be an advantage. The curricula of our degree programmes can be accessed from here: 

Main Responsibilities

• To plan and deliver effective teaching to undergraduate and/or taught postgraduate programmes, helping to develop courses and programmes where this is appropriate 
• To facilitate student learning, e.g. by supervising and marking project work at undergraduate and postgraduate level 
• To participate in the assessment of students, e.g. setting assessment, undertaking marking, feedback and membership of the Board of Examiners 
• To undertake teaching and student support related administrative duties 
• To participate in any other reasonable duties as determined by the line manager

Planning and Organising

• Assess resource requirements and secure and organise resources effectively 
• Manage, motivate and support people (students, colleagues) 
• Devise and/or manage multiple teaching, learning, assessment, recruitment and/or educational research activities

Problem Solving

Examples of the type of problem and challenges the post-holder might encounter include: 
• Managing teaching related logistics and timetables 
• Supporting students with a wide range of abilities and cultural backgrounds

Decision Making

Examples of the type of decision the post-holder might need to make include: 
• The allocation of resources to teaching activities 
• Decide improvements to course structure 
• The use of professional judgement in the provision of assessment and feedback to students

Key Contacts/Relationships

Director of Teaching 
Teaching Administrator and Teaching Organisation staff 
Senior Tutor 
Course Organisers and Year Organisers 
Academic and Teaching Staff 
Academic and Teaching Staff from other Schools within the University

Knowledge, Skills and Experience Needed for the Job

• A PhD in Mathematics 
• Experience and achievement in teaching within higher education reflected in a growing personal teaching portfolio 
• Excellent written and oral communication skills in a range of contexts 
• Good interpersonal and organisational skills 
• Ability to plan and initiate activities and projects and develop self and others 
• Good quality research profile in mathematical sciences

• Experience in developing teaching methods and approaches 
• Experience with a range of teaching mediums, including online and distance learning 
• Experience of curriculum development 
• HEA Fellowship or completion of a formal tertiary qualification

Application Procedure

All applicants should apply online via our Vacancy Website . The application process is quick and easy to follow, and you will receive email confirmation of safe receipt of your application.

Please attach your curriculum vitae and a brief document outlining your teaching experience and your approach to teaching. We also require details of three referees, two of whom must be able to comment on your teaching. The closing for applications is 5pm on 15 July 2019.

You will be notified by email if you have been shortlisted for interview. If you have not heard from us by 1st August 2019 please assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

Informal Enquiries

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Iain Gordon email .

Further information about the School may be found at