Lecturer in Applied Mathematics: Financial Mathematics/Mathematical Data Science/Optimisation/Applied Probability

King's College London | London, UK


Applications are invited for three Lectureships in the areas of Financial Mathematics, Mathematical Data Science, Optimisation or Applied Probability in the Department of Mathematics at King's College London. This is part of a continued strategic expansion of Mathematics at King’s, across the mathematical sciences. The successful candidates will be expected to lead a self-directed programme of research and 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 the potential to attract research funding and demonstrate the impact of their research. This posts are available from 1st January 2024, or as soon as possible thereafter. 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 These posts will be offered on an indefinite contract These are full-time posts - 100% full time equivalent Key responsibilities All candidates should have the potential to carry out research in mathematical sciences which has high levels of originality, innovation and depth that may lead to significant impact on their field and beyond. The successful candidates will be expected to: Lead 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. Explore and develop pathways to impact of their research. 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 and research activities and ambitions. Be responsible for the wellbeing and pastoral care of students, including acting as Personal Tutor. Engage with and contribute to department, faculty and institutional level initiatives in accordance with education strategy at all levels of the organisation. 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 1. PhD in a relevant subject area 2. Strong research record and in-depth knowledge in their relevant research fields, evidenced by publications 3. Potential to attract external research funds 4. Potential to develop non-academic impact of their research 5. Ability to teach undergraduate and postgraduate modules in mathematics 6. Ability to supervise postgraduate research students 7. Ability to make significant contribution to administrative work 8. Excellent oral and written communication skills, with an excellent standard of English language Desirable criteria 1. Completion of appropriate training in Higher Education teaching and learning/academic practice. Those without this will need to complete this in their first year in post. 2. Experience in attracting external research funds 3. Experience of administration

Last updated: 10 November 2023

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