Lecturer in Disordered Systems

Mathematics

London, Strand Campus

Overview

  • Posted on: 29th Jan 2021
  • Salary: £46,292 - £54,534 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance
  • REF: 014704
  • Closes: 08th March 2021
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time

Job description

Applications are invited for a Lectureship in Disordered Systems in the Department of Mathematics at King’s College London. Candidates are expected to have a PhD in Mathematics, Theoretical Physics or related areas, and research expertise in some area of Complex and Disordered Systems (understood in a broad sense). For example, but not exclusively, in statistical and quantum mechanics of systems with disorder, soft matter and glassy materials, econophysics, statistical inference and machine learning. A research record in studying non-equilibrium phenomena would be an advantage, but strong candidates in other relevant areas will be given a serious consideration.

Within the Department the Disordered Systems group is responsible for an interdisciplinary MSc programme in Complex Systems Modelling.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the research activity of the Department, take part in teaching and examining for the Department’s undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes, make a contribution to the academic organisation of the Department, and have demonstrable ability to attract research funding.

Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality

The Department of Mathematics is a registered supporter of the London Mathematical Society’s (LMS) Good Practice Scheme which supports advancing women’s careers in university mathematics departments. We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and have policies to support staff with flexible arrangements for parental responsibilities or those returning from a long-term absence. The department was awarded an Athena SWAN bronze award in 2020. We positively encourage women applicants and those from an ethnic minority to apply, as they are currently under-represented within the Department of Mathematics.

The post is available from 1 April 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter, and is located at the Strand Campus of King’s College London.

Further particulars of the post can be located below and further information about the department and the research group can be found at:

http ://www.kcl.ac.uk/nms/depts/mathematics

Responsible to the Head of Department.

This post will be offered on an indefinite contract

This is a full-time post – 100% full time equivalent

Key responsibilities

All candidates should have the potential to carry out research which has high levels of originality, innovation and depth that may lead to significant impact on their field.

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Undertake a self-directed programme of research and scholarship at a level commensurate with the current international standards of excellence within the department.
  • Demonstrate a proven ability or potential for achieving research excellence.
  • Promote the reputation of the research group through scientific meetings, scholarship and other externally facing activities.
  • Deliver an excellent student experience through innovative teaching and assessment methods for both undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes.
  • Provide supervision to Postgraduate Research Students.
  • Enthusiastically contribute to academic management and support the administration and organisation of the department to further its education, research activities and ambitions.

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.
Skills, knowledge, and experience
Essential criteria

  • PhD in Mathematics, Theoretical Physics or related area
  • Strong research record in Disordered Systems or relevant research field, as evidenced by publications in high quality journals and conferences
  • In-depth knowledge in an area of Disordered Systems
  • Potential to attract external research funds
  • Ability to teach undergraduate and postgraduate modules in mathematics
  • Ability to supervise postgraduate research students
  • Ability to make significant contribution to administrative work
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with an excellent standard of English language
  • A desire and vision to advance research development

Desirable criteria

  • Experience in attracting external research funds
  • Experience of teaching and examining
  • Experience of administration

Further information

The selection process will include a presentation and a panel interview

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