University of Sheffield, School of Mathematics & Statistics

Position ID: SoMaS-LSL [#21760]
Position Title: Assistant/Associate Professor (Lecturer/Senior Lecturer)
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Pure Mathematics/Mathematical Physics
Application Deadline: 2023/01/04 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/12/08, finished 2023/04/05, listed until 2023/06/08)
Position Description:    

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The School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Sheffield is seeking to recruit an open-ended academic position as part of a strategic initiative to strengthen its research activity in the fields of Algebraic Geometry, Mathematical Physics, and Gravitation and Cosmology. The appointment will be made at either Lecturer or Senior Lecturer level (broadly equivalent to Assistant or Associate Professor, respectively) according to the experience of the successful candidate. We particularly welcome applicants with a proven track record of research in one or more of the following subjects: enumerative algebraic geometry; mirror symmetry; mathematical aspects of quantum field theory and string theory; quantum gravity; and quantum cosmology.

Please use the University submission system linked below. You may include any documents (CV etc) you wish in your application, but please include a two page summary describing the following: your relevant experience, your interest in this role, and how you meet the criteria, highlighting in particular how your research programme enhances the research activities in the School of Mathematics and Statistics in Algebraic Geometry, Mathematical Physics, and/or Gravitation and Cosmology. You are requested in particular to describe how your research agenda has the potential to create collaborations with current members of the Algebraic Geometry and Mathematical Physics and/or the Gravitation and Cosmology group.

The School of Mathematics and Statistics aspires to be an inclusive and welcoming environment for all who enjoy mathematics, and it has a strong research ethos and an international reputation in research. In the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF), 96% of our submission was judged to be either internationally excellent or world leading.

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from across the world, whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience. The School is a supporter of the LMS Good Practice Scheme and a recipient of an Athena Swan Bronze award. We recognise the structural barriers to participation faced by many individuals from under-represented groups and are committed to supporting staff from diverse backgrounds to base their career in our community. We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit the individual and the University.

We're one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

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