Lecturer/Senior Lecturer or Reader in Mathematics

School/department: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences - Department of Mathematics
Hours: Full time
Contract: Permanent
Reference: 2268
Lecturer A: starting at £34,956 and rising to £38,183 per annum
Lecturer B: starting at £39,324 and rising to £46,924 per annum
Senior Lecturer/Reader: starting at £48,327 and rising to £55,998 per annum
Placed on: 06 July 2017
Closing date:  10 August 2017.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected start date: 1 January 2018

Job description

The University of Sussex invests in Mathematics

Responding to ever increasing student numbers, to new initiatives such as the MSc Data Science, and to recent external research funding success in all of our Research Groups including Probability and Statistics, the Department of Mathematics at the University of Sussex invites applications for the position of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer/Reader in Mathematics.

In the 2014 research excellence framework (REF), 81 per cent of our research outputs were classified as world-leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*).

Mathematics at Sussex was ranked 12th in the UK in a recent league table [Guardian 2018]. It also repeatedly scores well in the UK National Student Survey.

Current research in mathematics at Sussex is grouped into Analysis and Partial Differential Equations, Geometry and Topology, Mathematics Applied to Biology, Mathematical Physics, Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing, and Probability and Statistics.

Applications are invited from all areas of mathematics strengthening and complementing the Department's research portfolio. Applications are particularly welcome from probability and statistics including, for example, mathematical statistics, rigorous data science, stochastic analysis, processes in random environments, and probabilistic modelling. 

The successful candidate will be an independent, enthusiastic and committed academic with a top research track record who is a team player and would enjoy working in a young, dynamic and growing Department.

The Department and the University are committed to equality and valuing diversity, and recently received the Athena SWAN Bronze Award.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and minority group candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in science and engineering at Sussex.

The Department of Mathematics welcomes applications to academic posts from candidates who wish to work part-time or as job-sharers.

The University offers various schemes to provide real benefits to parents, these can be found at


Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof. Enrico Scalas, Head of Department of Mathematics

e-mail (preferred): e.scalas@sussex.ac.uk, Tel: +44 (0)1273 876641).

Download job description and person specification Ref 2268 [PDF 231.77KB]

How to apply

Download our academic post application form [DOC 301.50KB] and personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 162.50KB] and fill in all sections.

Email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to mpsrecruitment@sussex.ac.uk

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email (don't use a web-based upload/weblink service) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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