Lecturer in Applied Mathematics at Southampton

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Location:  Southampton, UK

Lecturer in Applied Mathematics
Salary: 34,895 to 44,166 GBP per annum
Full Time Fixed Term
Closing Date: Sunday 07 October 2012
Reference: 154612PJ

The School of Mathematics at the University of Southampton is seeking to appoint a full-time, fixed-term lecturer to strengthen the General Relativity research group in Applied Mathematics.

You will be expected to play a major role in further enhancing the research profile of the group, by conducting research of international status, applying for external grants, and supervising research students. You will also participate in developing and delivering our teaching programme in mathematics at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The overall teaching load will be reduced in the first three years of the appointment.

Applicants need to hold a PhD or equivalent in Physics, Mathematics or a related discipline, and have an excellent track record of original research and publications in the broad area of classical general relativity and/or associated theoretical astrophysics. To be considered, you must be able to demonstrate a potential for international leadership in your field of research.

The University of Southampton (UK) is home to a large research group in General Relativity. The Group currently comprises 6 staff members (Nils Andersson, Leor Barack, Carsten Gundlach, Ian Hawke, Ian Jones and James Vickers), 5 postdocs and 9 research students. Research in the group covers topics in black-hole and neutron-star astrophysics, gravitational waves and numerical relativity. In September 2012 the group will be joined by Kostas Skenderis and Marika Taylor, with expertise in string-inspired gravity and holography.

The position is available from January 2013 or as soon as possible thereafter, initially for a fixed-term period of 5 years. It is anticipated that interviews will be held around the end of October 2012.

The closing date for applications is 7 October 2012. Please apply online via www.jobs.soton.ac.uk (use the top-right search bar quoting Job Ref. 154612PJ, and proceed as instructed). As part of your application you will be required to provide your full CV, a statement of research interests, and the contacts of 3 referees.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Nils Andersson (na[AT]maths.soton.ac.uk) or to Leor Barack (leor[AT]soton.ac.uk).