University of Cambridge, Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics

Position ID: CambUK-PROF1 [#22477, LF36758]
Position Title: Sadleirian Professorship of Pure Mathematics
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: CAMBRIDGE, Cambridgeshire CB3 0WB, United Kingdom [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Pure Mathematics
Application Deadline: 2023/06/19 6:59PMhelp popup finished (2023/05/18, finished 2023/09/21, listed until 2023/11/18)
Position Description:    

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The Board of Electors to The Sadleirian Professorship of Pure Mathematics invite applications for this position to take up appointment from January 2024 or a mutually agreed date thereafter.

The Sadleirian Professorship stems from sums received by the University following the death of Lady Mary Sadleir in 1706. The Professorship was established in 1860 and the first holder was Arthur Cayley. Other holders include G.H. Hardy, Louis Mordell, J.W.S. Cassels and J. H. Coates. The Professorship is held in the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics.

In filling the Professorship, the Department seeks either to reinforce existing strength or to develop new directions in some core area of Pure Mathematics.

Candidates will have an outstanding research record of international stature in Pure Mathematics and the vision, leadership, experience and enthusiasm to build on current strengths in maintaining and developing a leading research presence. They will hold a PhD or equivalent postgraduate qualification.

Standard professorial duties include teaching and research, examining, supervision and administration. The Professor will be based in Cambridge. A competitive salary will be offered.

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Further information is available at: or contact the Human Resources, University Offices, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TT (email: and to apply online visit

Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor James Norris (Convenor of Board of Electors) at

Please quote reference LF36758 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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