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Department of Mathematical Sciences

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Lectureship in Theoretical Particle Physics

Job Description

The Department of Mathematical Sciences seeks to appoint an outstanding candidate at Lecturer (Assistant Professor) level. We welcome applications from exceptional scholars with research and teaching interests in Mathematical and Theoretical Particle Physics. This post offers an exciting opportunity to make a major contribution to the development of the Department and the Centre for Particle Theory (CPT) research and teaching. Preference may be given to candidates with research interests that fit in with existing ones in the Department and the Centre for Particle Theory. She or he will be expected to undertake and publish original research of the highest level, to contribute to the research activities of the Mathematical and Theoretical Particle Physics research group and of the department as a whole, and to undertake teaching and administrative duties as assigned by the Head of Department of Mathematical Sciences.

More details about the positions here.

Application process

Please submit a CV and covering letter with your application. Your letter of application must include a personal research plan and a statement on teaching.
The application must also include the PDF of one of your most significant pieces of work, of international excellence.
Please state the level of role for which you are applying. The assessment will be based on the application documents, a presentation and an interview.

Application deadline: Midday 13 February 2017. Interviews anticipated to be late March/early April.

Contact name: Prof. Paul Sutcliffe
Email: p.m.sutcliffe@durham.ac.uk

Contact name: Professor Anne Taormina (Head of Department)
Telephone: +44 (0)191 334 3059
Email: anne.taormina@durham.ac.uk

Applicants should submit an application through the university's on-line system by visiting the job advert page (ref 004283) (where more information is available) and clicking on the `Apply for Job' link at the bottom of that page. They should also arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly to the department (preferably by email to maths.office@durham.ac.uk ).

(13 Jan 2017)


Willmore Postdoctoral Fellowship

Our first Willmore Postdoctoral Fellowship is now being advertised, in the broad area of applied mathematics (other than theoretical particle physics and general relativity), with a starting date of 1st October 2017.See the Willmore Postdoctoral Fellowship page for more details.

Job Description

The Department of Mathematical Sciences is investing in excellence and seeks to appoint an outstanding postdoctoral researcher as their first Willmore Fellow. This 3-year fixed term position is for candidates who are in the early stages of their research career and have between 2 to 6 years of research experience since their PhD by the closing date of the call. A Durham Willmore Fellowship provides the opportunity to build an independent research career. We plan to advertise one Willmore Fellowship each year. Those appointed are expected to be strong candidates for permanent posts in universities at the end of their fellowships.


For the first Willmore Fellowship, we welcome applications from exceptional scholars with research interests in applied mathematics (other than theoretical particle physics and general relativity).
This post offers an exciting opportunity to make a major contribution to the development of the Department‘s research. Preference may be given to candidates with research interests that fit in with existing ones in the Department, in particular partial differential equations, the calculus of variations, solar magnetohydrodynamics and mathematical biology. She or he will be expected to undertake and publish original research of the highest level, to contribute to the research activities of the applied mathematics research unit and of the department as a whole. We expect Willmore Fellows to contribute modestly to teaching, in the form of final year undergraduate project supervision in their area of research.

More details about the position here.

Application process

Please submit a CV and covering letter with your application. Your letter of application must include a personal research plan. The application must also include the PDF of one of your most significant pieces of work, of international excellence. The assessment will be based on the application documents, a presentation and an interview.

Application deadline: Midday 13 February 2017. Interviews anticipated to be late March.

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Anthony Yeates anthony.yeates@durham.ac.uk

Contact name: Professor Anne Taormina (Head of Department)
Telephone: +44 (0)191 334 3059
Email: anne.taormina@durham.ac.uk

Applicants should submit an application through the university's on-line system by visiting the job advert page (ref 004284) (where more information is available) and clicking on the `Apply for Job' link at the bottom of that page. They should also arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly to the department (preferably by email to maths.office@durham.ac.uk ).

(13 Jan 2017)


Research student position in Computer Algebra (Cadabra)

We are looking for an enthusiastic student to work on research and further development of the Cadabra computer algebra system originally developed by Kasper Peeters. This is a 3.5 year full-time research student position leading to a PhD in mathematics, starting October 2017. For more information, see the official advertisement.

(9 Jan 2017)


Alumni/careers Videoconference is a success

On Wednesday 15th June 2016, five of our former students gave up some of their time (thanks to their current employers) to tell a group of our current undergraduates about their careers. They were also put on the spot, answering questions ranging from second year module choices to working hours.

(15 Jun 2016) » More about Alumni/careers videoconference


Athena SWAN Bronze

The Department of Mathematical Sciences is delighted to announce it has been awarded Athena SWAN Bronze in the most recent round of applications. The application was led by Professor Paul Mansfield, and supported by a diverse self-assessment team consisting of academic staff, a retired School Master, postdocs, graduate students and undergraduate students of both genders. We have come a long way in the last three years, increasingly reflecting on gender issues in STEMM subjects, and we plan to continue to improve the quality of our working environment so that it is truly inclusive, for academics, students and administrative staff alike. We wish to thank all who helped us and will help us on the journey ahead.

(28 Apr 2016)


Camila Caiado member of Durham University Council

Camila is one of 7 appointed members of University staff (at least 5 of whom are academic staff with research and teaching responsibilities - normally taken to mean lecturers, senior lecturers, readers and professors - and none of whom are serving members of the University's Executive Committee. You can read about Council's role and responsibilities and engage with Camila if you would like her to represent your views at Council meetings.

Congratulations to Camila for this accolade.

(2 Jan 2016)