University of Birmingham, Mathematics

Position ID: 531-RAP10 [#24266, 59438]
Position Title: Assistant Professor in Mathematical Analysis
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, United Kingdom [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Mathematical Analysis
Application Deadline: 2024/03/05 6:59PMhelp popup (posted 2024/01/31, listed until 2024/07/31)
Position Description:    

Closing date: 5th March 2024 please quote Job ref 103196

Applications are invited for an Assistant Professor of Mathematical Analysis in the School of Mathematics.

Information about the School is available at:

Academic Development Programme - new Assistant Professors will undertake a 5-year development programme, at the end of which they are expected to be, or have been, promoted to Associate Professor. The programme consists of a variety of development opportunities and the time to reflect and develop.


The lively Mathematical Analysis Group at Birmingham has expertise in a wide range of areas, including harmonic and geometric analysis, functional analysis, geometric measure theory, and a variety of aspects of contemporary partial differential equations. The available position is primarily intended to support and complement the group’s established strength in harmonic analysis, broadly interpreted.

The School consists of over 70 research active academic staff, around 20 postdoctoral researchers and around 50 postgraduates, with research groups in Algebra, Analysis, Combinatorics, Probability and Algorithms, Continuum Mechanics and Nonlinear Systems, Data Science and Computational Statistics, Financial Mathematics, Geometry and Mathematical Physics, Mathematical Biology and Healthcare, Mathematics Education, Optimization and Numerical Analysis, Topology and Dynamical Systems.

The minimum qualification is a PhD (or equivalent) in Mathematics or a related area. Candidates are expected to have or be clearly developing an internationally recognized research record in Analysis, and a solid commitment to teaching, mentoring and service.

The School of Mathematics aims to provide a supportive and friendly environment for staff to develop as researchers and lecturers. The School is a people-focused friendly environment, committed to equality, diversity and inclusivity. We encourage applications from the widest community and provide equal opportunities in our recruitment processes.

The School of Mathematics holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award. Athena SWAN is a national initiative that recognises the advancement of gender equality, representation, progression and success for all in academia.

The University of Birmingham holds the Advance HE's Race Equality Charter Bronze award, a framework through which we are working to self-reflect, identify and remove barriers standing in the way of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic staff and students. The University of Birmingham is an equal opportunity employer.

Role Summary

You will contribute to a range of research, teaching and administration. In addition, you will be expected to demonstrate academic citizenship, develop and maintain generous, mutually respectful and supportive working relationships with all staff and students, ensuring that the way you carry out your role impacts positively on how others can carry out theirs.

Research is likely to involve initiating, conducting and disseminating original research. Your research will have measurable outcomes reflected in your growing national and international reputation.

Teaching is likely to include a substantial contribution to: (a) the management, development (including programme/module review) and delivery of teaching and assessment; and (b) enhancement of the student experience or employability. The role will typically also involve developing and advising others, including: (a) providing advice to staff and students, (b) supervising and examining PhD students.

Administration is likely to involve contributions at Departmental/School level, or contributions to managerial/leadership activities within the University (e.g. working groups). This may include developing and making contributions to knowledge transfer, public engagement, widening participation, schools outreach, or similar activities.

Main Duties


Planning and carrying out research, including:

planning and publishing high quality research, including securing financial support; project managing research activities, and/or supervising other research staff; presenting findings in publications and conference proceedings; effectively supervising and mentoring PhD students or early Career Researchers; providing advice to staff and students within the discipline; applying knowledge in a way which develops new intellectual understanding; developing and making contributions to knowledge transfer, and enterprise (such as outreach activities) and similar activity that is of benefit to the College and the University, including ensuring that the impact of your activities is realised fully. Education

Using a variety of methods in teaching and advising individuals and groups of students, including (as appropriate):

teaching and examining courses at a range of levels; planning and reviewing your own teaching approaches and encouraging others to do the same; designing contemporary, inclusive, engaging and academically challenging curriculum content; working collaboratively with colleagues to design and deliver teaching, learning and assessment; using digital resources/environments effectively to support learning and assessment; developing programme proposals and contributing to the design of teaching programmes more widely; where appropriate, undertaking and developing the full range of responsibilities in relation to supervision, marking and examining; developing and advising others on learning and teaching tasks and methods; developing and making contributions to engagement activities on own specialism that enhances the student experience; devising and supervising projects, student dissertations and practical work. Management/Administration

Contributing to Departmental/School administration, including (as appropriate):

contributing to the administration/management of research and/or teaching across the Department/School; advising on personal development of colleagues and students; contributing to administrative activities within the University (e.g. working groups); managing enterprise or outreach activities; developing and making contributions to knowledge transfer, such as public engagement, widening participation and schools outreach. actively managing equality, diversity and inclusion through monitoring and evaluation, and actively challenging unacceptable behaviour. Citizenship

Contributing to an inclusive working environment, including (as appropriate):

demonstrating a willingness to be involved in a variety of activities supporting University life (e.g., participation in graduation, Departmental/School committees); demonstrating support for colleagues, such as sharing resources, providing advice; willingness to volunteer for one-off duties; positively engaging in School strategic initiatives; proactively supporting activities aimed at creating a positive and inclusive community spirit across the School/College/University. Person Specification

A higher degree in Mathematics, or a Mathematics related subject (usually PhD) or equivalent qualifications. Significant research/teaching experience and scholarship within mathematical analysis, with expertise in harmonic analysis and related areas. Proven ability to devise, advise on and manage learning/research. Skills in managing, motivating and mentoring others successfully. Teaching

Ability to design, deliver, assess and revise teaching programmes. Significant experience and demonstrated success in developing appropriate approaches to learning and teaching. Experience and success in knowledge transfer, enterprise or similar activity that enhances the student experience or employability. Research

Experience and achievement reflected in a growing reputation. Extensive experience and demonstrated success in planning, undertaking and project managing research to deliver high quality results. Extensive experience of applying and/or developing and devising successful models, techniques and methods. Experience and achievement in knowledge transfer. Management Administration

Ability to contribute to School/Departmental management processes. Ability to assess and organise resources effectively. Understanding of and ability to contribute to broader management/administration processes. Experience of championing Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in own work area. Ability to monitor and evaluate the extent to which equality and diversity legislation, policies, procedures are applied . Ability to identify issues with the potential to impact on protected groups and take appropriate action.

Please include a CV (with publication list, highlighting one's 4 best publications and three references to contact at interview stage) and Research Statement in your application.

Informal enquiries to Professor Jonathan Bennett, email: or Professor Olga Maleva, email:

We believe there is no such thing as a 'typical' member of University of Birmingham staff and that diversity in its many forms is a strength that underpins the exchange of ideas, innovation and debate at the heart of University life. We are committed to proactively addressing the barriers experienced by some groups in our community and are proud to hold Athena SWAN, Race Equality Charter and Disability Confident accreditations. We have an Equality Diversity and Inclusion Centre that focuses on continuously improving the University as a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone has the opportunity to succeed. We are also committed to sustainability, which is one of our values. You can find out more about our work to create a fairer university for everyone on our website.

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