Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics, University of Cambridge

Position ID: CambUK-ULDTPE [#11367, LE13813]
Position Title: University Lecturer/Director of Taught Postgraduate Education
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom [map]
Subject Area: Mathematics
Starting Date: 2018/09/01
Application Deadline: 2017/12/31 finished (posted 2017/11/20, finished 2018/07/01, listed until 2017/12/31)
Position Description:    

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University Lectureship in Mathematics / Director of Taught Postgraduate Education (DTPE), Faculty of Mathematics (Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics and Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics)

Salary: GBP 39,992 p.a. -  GBP 50,618 p.a.

Closing date:  31 December 2017

To apply please visit:

Applications are invited for the post of University Lecturer in Mathematics/Director of Taught Postgraduate Education (DTPE) to commence on 1 September 2018 or by agreement. This new University Lectureship post, to be held in any field covered within the Faculty of Mathematics, will also be responsible for leading the operational and strategic development of Part III of the Mathematical Tripos.  Appointment to the permanent Lectureship position is subject to a probationary period of five years with appointment to the retirement age thereafter, conditional on satisfactory performance. The Director of Taught Postgraduate Education responsibilities will be for a period of five years in the first instance.

Part III is a world-famous postgraduate course which is taught primarily through an unparalleled number of lecture courses spanning all aspects of mathematics and theoretical physics, and typically admits 160 postgraduate students per year (many from the EU and overseas) to join about 90 students who have been undergraduates in Cambridge.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in mathematics, will have a track record of excellent research publications, and will be expected to lead and pursue a research programme of the highest standard.  The candidate should also be able to demonstrate leadership in the development, management and delivery of courses/programmes.

Particular duties of the DTPE would include:

       ensuring a balanced offering of courses with content which ensures world-class training through active, ongoing liaison with the different subject areas within the Faculty;

       leading the development of innovative provision and delivery of teaching and learning;

       maintaining and enhancing non-lecture-based teaching provision, particularly focussed on ongoing feedback to the candidates;

       coordinating the admissions process of external candidates, developing data acquisition to identify candidates who have the potential to thrive within Part III, while ensuring the maintenance of quality and numbers at a sustainable level

       developing strategies for increasing admissions of women in Part III

As for other lectureships, applicants 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. The successful candidate will be offered a substantially reduced teaching load to compensate for the DTPE role.

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 basis of a demonstrable history of exceptional achievement and is entirely at the discretion of the University.

To apply online for this vacancy, please visit the link 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 one to two page cover letter addressing the DTPE person specification and your relevant experience, a full curriculum vitae, research and teaching 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 either Head of Department; Professor Gabriel Paternain (DPMMS) or Professor Nigel Peake (DAMTP) by email:

Please quote reference LE13813 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University of Cambridge values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. The Department would particularly welcome applications from women, since women are, and have historically been, underrepresented on our academic staff.

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

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Contact: The Mathematics HR Office, + 44 (0)1223 337994, + 44 (0) 1223 337956 (fax)
Postal Mail:
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