University of Edinburgh, School of Mathematics

Position ID: 713-LEC2 [#19314, 2940]
Position Title: Lectureship/Readership in Operational Research
Position Type: Academic admissions
Position Location: Edinburgh, City of EH9 3JZ, United Kingdom [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Operational Research
Application Deadline: 2022/01/28 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/12/20, finished 2022/07/30, listed until 2022/01/28)
Position Description:    

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Lectureship/Readership in Operational Research

Grade UE08 Lectureship - £42,149 - £50,296 per annum Grade UE09 Readership - £53,348 - £60,022 per annum

School of Mathematics

Open ended, full time 35 hours per week

The School of Mathematics wishes to appoint a Lecturer in Operational Research (equivalent to Assistant Professor) to start on 1 June 2022 or later by agreement. Applicants with significant experience and a suitably strong record of achievement may be appointed to a Readership (equivalent to Associate Professor).

The Optimization and Operational Research Group in the School is an international leader in the mathematical and computing aspects of optimization and operational research as well as contemporary industrial applications of optimization. We have world-leading expertise in the solution of large sparse linear and quadratic problems by two of the core technologies in optimization - the simplex method and interior point methods. We also have a strong and growing presence in the mathematics of energy systems. Further interests include nonlinear and global optimization, discrete optimization, decomposition methods, parallel computing, stochastic optimization, simulation and stochastic areas of operational research.

We are looking for ambitious researchers to enhance or complement these strengths, who are self-starting, and have a keen interest in operational research as part of the scientific process of figuring out how the modern world works. We are seeking candidates with a track record of high-quality research in areas relating to modern applications of Operational Research. We are particularly interested in applicants with the ability to contribute to the research and teaching in energy applications of OR, but strong potential in other areas such as healthcare, transportation, risk, public and service sectors may be given serious consideration. Links to industry or commerce and/or demonstrated ability to engage with industry and multidisciplinary partners are desirable.

As well as carrying out high-quality research, the successful candidate will contribute to the teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and to our successful MSc programmes in Operational Research. The role will also include the supervision of student projects and involvement in assessment of students, helping to develop courses and connect with industry where this is appropriate, and teaching-related administration. The School takes career development very seriously, and will provide appropriately tailored mentoring in both research and teaching.

A PhD in Operational Research or Optimization (or a closely related discipline) and some experience of relevant teaching at University level is essential, as well as being able to demonstrate independence, effective team working, good communication and interpersonal skills.

Salary Scale: £42,526 - £50,296 per annum. Very strong and experienced applicants may be appointed to a Readership, for which the salary is in the range £53,348 - £60,022.

Please ensure that your application is made online and includes an up-to-date CV, research statement and teaching statement. In addition please arrange for three references to be sent to by the closing date and quoting the reference number 2940

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Miguel Anjos via

As a valued member of our team you can expect:

An exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work. We give you support, nurture your talent and reward success. You will benefit from a competitive reward package and a wide range of staff benefits, which includes a generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme, staff discounts, family friendly initiatives, flexible working and much more. Access our staff benefits page for further information and use our reward calculator to find out the total value of pay and benefits provided.

The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. We are members of the Race Equality Charter and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, actively promoting LGBT equality.

If you have the right to work in the UK and are invited for interview you, will be required to provide evidence of this right. If you do not yet have the right to work in the UK, visa routes may be available to you. Further information is available on our right to work webpages.

The University is able to sponsor the employment of international workers in this role.  If successful, an international applicant requiring sponsorship to work in the UK will need to satisfy the UK Home Office’s English Language requirements and apply for and secure a Skilled Worker Visa.

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