University Lecturer in Applied Mathematics or Theoretical Physics


Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at Newnham College

Salary: £39,324 – £49,772

Applications are invited for a University Lectureship in Applied Mathematics or Theoretical Physics in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP) to commence on 1st October 2017 or by agreement. This is a linked post jointly funded by Newnham College and shall be held in conjunction with a College Lectureship at Newnham College, where the successful applicant will carry the title of the Sheila Edmonds Lecturer in Mathematics.

Applicants should hold a PhD in Mathematics or equivalent and be able to demonstrate an outstanding research record in an area lying within the broad research activities of DAMTP. The successful applicant will have a genuine interest in and commitment to developing the role of women in Mathematics and will need to demonstrate the potential to be a strong role model to female mathematicians.

Applicants will be expected to give undergraduate and masters-level lectures, taking feedback from students and providing them with career or pastoral advice, and perform other usual departmental duties such as those associated with examinations. They will be expected to investigate new areas of research and funding opportunities, and submit grant applications. They will also be required to write papers for publication, attend conferences, network with national/international colleagues and give presentations.

As a College Lecturer at Newnham, the person appointed will enjoy the full benefits of senior membership of the College and shall have equal employment rights. In accordance with the College Statutes made under the Oxford and Cambridge Act 1923, College Lecturers, if women, are elected into a Fellowship in Category A (Official Fellowship) of the College.

As a College Lecturer at Newnham, the successful applicant will be expected to offer at least four hours teaching per week and to direct studies and to perform related duties such as undergraduate admissions and outreach work. Remuneration for College work will be made additionally to the salary paid for the University Lectureship and will be paid separately through the College payroll. More information about the College appointment can be found in the supplementary information attached to the Further Particulars.

Appointment will be made at an appropriate point on the scale for University Lecturers and will normally be for a probationary period of five years with appointment to the retiring age thereafter, subject to satisfactory performance.

In exceptional circumstances, it may be possible to offer a supplement to the salary range stated for this role of up to £10,000. Any such supplement would be awarded on the basis of a demonstrable history of exceptional achievement and is entirely at the discretion of the University.

Informal enquiries about the position may be made to Professor Nigel Peake Head of Department (email: or to the Senior Tutor of Newnham College (e-mail:

Further information for applicants is available at

To submit an application for this vacancy, please click on the link in the ‘Apply online’ button of the advert published on the University of Cambridge’s Job Opportunities pages. This will route you to the University’s Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

You will need to upload a letter of application, a full curriculum vitae, a list of publications and one page of A4 detailing research interests and future plans. You should also include the contact details of three academic referees. Please ensure that at least one of your referees is contactable at any time during the selection process, and is made aware that they will be contacted by the Mathematics HR Office Administrator to request that they upload a reference for you to our Web Recruitment System; and please encourage them to do so promptly.

Closing Date: 24th March 2017

The University of Cambridge values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of gender but, as women are currently under-represented within this field, we would encourage applications from female mathematicians. Appointment will be based on merit alone.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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