University Of Oxford, Mathematical Institute, and
Lincoln College, Oxford

Position ID: 473-APTF [#19103, 154463]
Position Title: Associate Professor of Complex Systems
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 6GG, United Kingdom [map]
Subject Area: Random Matrix Theory
Starting Date: 2022/09/01
Application Deadline: 2022/01/04 07:00AMhelp popup (posted 2021/11/23, listed until 2022/01/04)
Position Description:    

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The Mathematical Institute proposes to appoint an Associate Professor (or Professor) of Complex Systems from 1 September 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidate will be appointed to a Tutorial Fellowship at Lincoln College, under arrangements described in the attached job description.

The combined University and College salary scale has a minimum point of £48,835 per annum. In addition, the College pays substantial additional benefits plus substantial additional benefits including a College housing allowance of £9,850 p.a. and an additional discretionary variable allowance of £ 5,745 p.a. An allowance of £2,846 p.a. would be payable upon award of Full Professor title.

The Associate Professor (or Professor) will join a thriving research community of mathematicians in Oxford, at the world-leading Mathematical Institute. They will play a leading role in helping to build further collaborations across the global research community, in addition to engaging with activities to support the department in achieving its strategic aim to improve the diversity of its undergraduate and postgraduate student body, and in particular its gender diversity. They will be responsible for carrying out, disseminating the results of, obtaining funding for, and supervising research at a high international standard in the mathematical theory of Complex Systems, including Random Matrix Theory and its Applications, and Statistical Mechanics, interpreted broadly, as well as for teaching a range of topics in mathematics via lectures, classes and tutorials. A complete list of duties and responsibilities are set out in the attached job description.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in mathematics, physics or a closely related subject. They will demonstrate the ability and/or potential to carry out research at a high international level in the mathematical theory of Complex Systems, to teach effectively across a range of topics in mathematics, and display a commitment to improving diversity within the discipline.

We proudly hold a Race Equality Charter Bronze Award and a departmental Athena SWAN Silver Award, which guide our progress towards advancing racial and gender equality. As part of our commitment to openness, inclusivity and transparency, we would particularly welcome applications from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are currently under-represented in academic posts at Oxford. The University is committed to equality and valuing diversity.

The department was awarded an Athena SWAN Silver Award in 2017 in recognition of its commitment to addressing gender inequalities, to tackling the unequal representation of women in science, and to improving career progression for female academics. We have a number of family-friendly policies, such as the right to apply for flexible working, hybrid working, and support for staff returning from periods of extended absence. We are committed to ensuring an inclusive interview process and will reimburse up to £250 towards any additional care costs (for a dependent child or adult) incurred as a result of attending an interview for this position, which may not be applicable if the interviews are held remotely.

Informal enquiries regarding the role and the department, please contact Hannah Hughes (email:; telephone +44 (0)1865 270510). Informal enquiries regarding the application process should be directed to the Recruitment Coordinator (email: ; telephone +44 (0)1865 273518), quoting vacancy reference 154463.

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