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Lectureships in Algebra (2 posts)

Mathematics & Statistics
Salary:   £31,948 to £35,938
Closing Date:   Friday 16 March 2012
Interview Date:   Thursday 26 April 2012
Reference:  A339

These new posts, commencing 1 September 2012 or as soon as possible thereafter, is part of an expansion of the Department which also includes a Chair in Algebra, a Chair and a Lectureship in Statistics. 

Over the last four years, the Department has seen an increase in undergraduate numbers of over 80% and in research student numbers of over 40%: these posts arise from that success and our desire to maintain it.  

Lancaster University has a thriving Pure Mathematics research group.  In the 2008 RAE, 50% of their outputs were graded as 3* or 4*.  There are 4 professors, 1 senior lecturer and 3 lecturers making up a well-established analysis group.   In recent years a fledgling algebra group has also been created, comprising 1 senior lecturer and 3 lecturers.  The group is closely involved with the ARTIN network and is active in research in Lie Theory, Lie Algebra, Group Representation Theory and Quantum Groups. The Department now seeks a Chair with international standing to lead the research strategy of this group and two lecturers to broaden this research. 

We seek applicants who display research excellence commensurate with the level of appointment, who will enhance the Department’s return to the 2014 REF and attract research funding and support for PhD students.  The Department is currently able to support some students from a Doctoral Training Account from the EPSRC and from Studentships provided by the Faculty of Science and Technology.  The group also attracts research students from overseas supported by their own sponsors.

You should have sufficiently diverse experience to contribute to first and second year undergraduate mathematics modules, and to provide specialist modules for Years 3 and 4 of the programme.  We hope to introduce new distinctive courses reflecting the ubiquity and versatility of pure mathematics, with topics such as Combinatorics, Coding Theory, Game Theory, Graph Theory, Knot Theory, Logic or Quasicrystals. 

Informal enquiries for all posts can be made to: Professor John Whitehead,
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