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Department of Mathematical Sciences

Jobs and Studentships

Faculty

Lectureship in Particle Theory

Job Description

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at Durham University invites applications for a lectureship position in particle theory. The successful candidate will join the internationally leading Centre for Particle Theory, which includes members in both the mathematics and physics departments.


The successful candidate will have an excellent research record in elementary particle theory, string theory, cosmology, or a related area of mathematical and theoretical physics. Candidates with an excellent record of work in string theory, gauge/gravity duality and related areas are particularly encouraged to apply. He or she will be expected to undertake and publish original research of the highest level, to contribute to the research activities of the Centre for Particle Theory and of the department as a whole, and to undertake teaching and administrative duties as assigned by the Head of Department of Mathematical Sciences.

Applications from holders of personal fellowships would be welcome. Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in the University. The Department supports the LMS Good Practice scheme. For appointment at Lecturer Grade 8 candidates will need to provide evidence of relevant teaching experience at University level and a significant record of publications at international level.

Closing date: 16 May 2014

Contact for informal enquiries: Professor Mukund Rangamani
Telephone: 0191 334 3066
Email: mukund.rangamani@durham.ac.uk

Alternative Contact details: Professor Anne Taormina
Telephone: 0191 334 3059
Email: anne.taormina@durham.ac.uk

Applicants should submit an application through the university's on-line application system, quoting reference 3501.
They should also arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly to the department (preferably by email to maths.office@durham.ac.uk).

Lectureship/Senior Lectureship in Particle Theory

Job Description

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at Durham University invites applications for a lectureship or senior lectureship position in particle theory. The successful candidate will join the internationally leading Centre for Particle Theory, which includes members in both the mathematics and physics departments.


The successful candidate will have an excellent research record in elementary particle theory, string theory, cosmology, or a related area of mathematical and theoretical physics. He or she will be expected to undertake and publish original research of the highest level, to contribute to the research activities of the Centre for Particle Theory and of the department as a whole, and to undertake teaching and administrative duties as assigned by the Head of Department of Mathematical Sciences.

Applications from holders of personal fellowships would be welcome. Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in the University. The Department supports the LMS Good Practice scheme. For appointment at Lecturer Grade 8 candidates will need to provide evidence of relevant teaching experience at University level and a significant record of publications at international level. For appointment at Senior Lecturer candidates will in addition need to have a recognised track record of leadership in research at an international level.

Closing date: 16 May 2014

Contact for informal enquiries: Professor Simon Ross
Telephone: 0191 334 3099
Email: s.f.ross@durham.ac.uk

Alternative Contact details: Professor Anne Taormina
Telephone: 0191 334 3059
Email: anne.taormina@durham.ac.uk

Applicants should submit an application through the university's on-line application system, quoting reference 3499.
They should also arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly to the department (preferably by email to maths.office@durham.ac.uk).

Postdoctoral

Currently there are no departmental postdoctoral positions available. However, see the externally funded options below.

Personal Fellowships in the CPT

Research Fellowships

We are keen to support a limited number of strong candidates in applying for EPSRC Fellowships, Fellowships supported by STFC and Royal Society University Research Fellowships. If your profile and interests match our activities, we would be very interested to hear from you. The best initial approach is to contact a CPT staff member in your broad area of interest, informally. We will require a cv and a research statement , to be submitted to our Research Committee via your CPT contact a month before the closing date. In this way we can ensure that it is appropriate that the proposed research be carried out within CPT, and we can offer advice that may increase the application's chance of success. Please note that in some cases the CPT may only put forward a limited number of candidates, and in such cases it will be necessary for us to preselect the best applicants.

Applications for EPSRC/STFC Fellowships will be submitted via the JeS System, and it will be necessary to register for a JeS account. The on-line forms require input from the applicant and from Durham University, so completion well in advance of the deadlines set by the Research Councils is strongly recommended.

Applications for Royal Society University Research Fellowships will be submitted via the e-GAP system, and it will be necessary to register for an e-GAP account. The on-line forms require input from the applicant and from Durham University, so completion well in advance of the deadline set by the Royal Society is strongly recommended.

Detailed information about the various types of fellowship, the application procedure and closing dates can be found at the following sites:

EPSRC Fellowships
Fellowships supported by STFC
Royal Society University Research Fellowships
Marie Curie Fellowships.