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Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

Applications are invited for an Assistant Professorship in Fluid Dynamics and Sustainability in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP) to commence on 1 October 2023. This is a linked post jointly funded by Corpus Christi College and shall be held in conjunction with a Class A Fellowship at Corpus Christi College.

Applicants should hold a PhD in Mathematics or equivalent and be able to demonstrate an outstanding research record within the broad area of fluid dynamics relevant to sustainability, adaptation and resilience of human activities in our changing climate. Applications are particularly encouraged that build on, complement and extend pre-existing strengths in DAMTP in the theoretical, numerical and/or experimental modelling of geophysically and/or environmentally relevant flows. Ability to teach in all parts of the Mathematical Tripos will also be an advantage, as will experience in encouraging and supporting applicants and students from groups underrepresented in the Mathematical Tripos and in applied mathematics research, including women.

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, seeking out new 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 Class A Fellow and College Lecturer at Corpus Christi College the person appointed will be entitled to the usual rights of a Fellow. These include an annual allowance for research expenditure and, for example, seven meals per week at common table, free medical insurance, a modest entertainment allowance, and access to a limited stock of (furnished) College flats and sets which, if available, are offered at a subsidised rent. They will be expected to direct studies in mathematics and to teach undergraduate supervisions in mathematics for a maximum of six hours per week or 120 hours per academic year. Directing studies also involves engaging in admissions and outreach/recruitment work, and the College is especially interested in the latter. Both the fixed payment and the per-capita portion of direction of studies, as well as (augmented) payment for supervisions up to 120 hours per year, will be remunerated separately in the usual way.

Appointment will be made at an appropriate point on the scale for University Assistant Professors 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.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you do not already have one) and log in before completing the online application form. You will need to upload a 1-2 page cover letter addressing the Assistant Professor person specification and your relevant experience, a full curriculum vitae, research, teaching, and equality, diversity and inclusion statements, a list of publications and the contact details of three academic referees. Please ensure that your referees are contactable at any time during the selection process and are 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.

Informal enquiries about the position may be made to Professor Colm-cille Caulfield (DAMTP) by email:

Please quote reference LE34137 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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

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Jan 6th 2023

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