Lecturer in Applied Mathematics

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Location:  Otago, New Zealand

Applications are invited for a full-time, confirmation path position as Lecturer in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Otago, specialising in Applied Mathematics. The successful applicant will be expected to teach at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, to develop an active research programme and supervise postgraduate research students. Candidates should have a PhD in Mathematics or a related area, a commitment to ongoing research in Applied Mathematics, and experience in teaching. We particularly welcome applicants whose research interests complement those of the Applied Mathematics staff at Otago or which will help develop new links with other departments on campus. Research interests of staff at Otago include mathematical and numerical relativity, algebra, anomalous diffusion, applied continuum mechanics, approximation of PDEs, complex analysis, computational modelling, fractional calculus, graph theory, mathematics education, numerical methods, operator semigroups, polar marine physics, modelling plus environmental, ecological statistics and time series.

Applications quoting reference number A09/95 close on Friday 6 November 2009.

The Department is committed to diversity in staffing and we encourage applications from women and other groups who are under represented in the Mathematical and Statistical Sciences. Parental leave without pay of up to 52 weeks and paid parental leave of 12 weeks’ salary may be granted to employees with at least one year’s service. The University operates childcare centres covering the period from birth to eight years.

Specific enquiries may be directed to Professor Richard Barker, Head of Department, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Tel 64 3 479 7756, Fax 64 3 479 8427, Email rbarker[AT]maths.otago.ac.nz. Further details about the Department, its staff, courses, and research interests can be obtained from http://www.maths.otago.ac.nz