Assistant professor (UK lecturer) in School of Mathematical Sciences




Southampton U.


Kostas Skenderis

Closing Date:


Deadline: September 29th, 2021


We seek to appoint a permanent lecturer (equivalent of North American assistant professor) within the School of Mathematical Sciences. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing their own research programme, delivering excellence at teaching and carrying out appropriate administrative tasks for the School. 

The School of Mathematical Sciences at Southampton brings together a broad community of researchers in pure mathematics, statistics, operational research, applied mathematics and theoretical physics. The School participates in four university interdisciplinary research centres: the Centre for Operational Research, Management Science and Information Systems (CORMSIS); Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute (S3RI); the Centre for Geometry, Topology and Applications (CGTA), and the Southampton Theory Astronomy and Gravity centre (STAG). The University of Southampton is a member of the national Alan Turing Institute for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence. 

You should have a track record of excellent research with interests that enhance and complement our existing strengths. You should be able to deliver high quality teaching on a range of topics within our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. The School teaches mathematical, statistical and computational methods to undergraduates and postgraduates on programmes across the university and you should be able to contribute to this teaching portfolio. 

The School provides a friendly and supportive environment for lecturers, with in house staff development programmes for your teaching and research, and mentoring available from senior colleagues. The School proactively supports staff with work-life balance requests for flexible and part-time working. 

For further information about the School of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Southampton and the research within the School please visit:

This position is tenable from 4 January 2022 or from a mutually agreed later date. The post is offered on a permanent basis. 

Potential applicants who wish to discuss this post are welcome to contact Professor Marika Taylor (m.m.taylor@southampton.ac.uk), Head of School of Mathematical Sciences, as well as the heads of research groups: Professor Joerg Fliege (j.fliege@southampton.ac.uk), Head of Operational Research; Professor Kostas Skenderis (k.skenderis@southampton.ac.uk), Head of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics; Professor Stephen Theriault (s.d.theriault@southampton.ac.uk), Head of Pure Mathematics, and Professor Dave Woods (d.woods@southampton.ac.uk), Head of Statistics. 

The School of Mathematical Sciences is committed to promoting equality and diversity, and holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award demonstrating this commitment. We welcome applicants from all sections of the community, regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability or sexual orientation, and will give due consideration to applicants seeking flexible working patterns and to those who have taken a career break. The University has a generous maternity policy and onsite childcare facilities, and offers a range of benefits designed to help maintain and support employees' well-being and work-life balance. The University of Southampton is committed to sustainability and being a globally responsible university and has been awarded the Platinum EcoAward.

You should submit your completed online application form at https://jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date Wednesday 29 September 2021. If you need any assistance, please call Sam Stubbs (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 2380 592750 or email recruitment@soton.ac.uk Please quote reference 1489421PJ on all correspondence. 

Contact: Kostas Skenderis

Letters of Reference should be sent to: K.Skenderis@soton.ac.uk