Lecturer in Fluid Dynamics – AC2309MR
School of Mathematics and Statistics
Vacancy Description
School of Mathematics & Statistics, Salary: £42,149 - £51,799 per annum, Start: 5 January 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter
The University of St Andrews is seeking to enhance its teaching and research strengths in fluid dynamics by appointing a new Lecturer within our Applied Mathematics Division to work with members of the Vortex Dynamics research group in the School of Mathematics and Statistics. The successful candidate will be a scholar with a growing international research reputation and commitment to delivering high quality teaching.

We welcome applications from candidates who hold, or will hold before starting the lectureship, a PhD in fluid dynamics or a cognate discipline, and have a track record of high quality research and publications in fluid dynamics, with a focus on geophysical fluid dynamics, vortex dynamics, or a related area compatible with the group’s research interests. Candidates should also have teaching experience at undergraduate or postgraduate level, have experience applying relevant analytical skills and teaching techniques to a wide range of learners, and have good communication skills and share our desire to educate and inform students. Experience in curriculum development in applied mathematics or in similar disciplines will be an advantage, as will demonstrable ability to work in a team.

The group has strong interests in geophysical fluid dynamics, ranging from the banded circulation patterns and coherent vortices occurring in planetary atmospheres, to the ocean circulation, to oceanic vortex and current interactions, to geophysical turbulence, to cloud convection, to the melting/freezing of sea ice and to the flow of partially molten rock. We also have more fundamental interests in fluid dynamics, like the regularity of the Navier-Stokes equations, vortex motion on curved manifolds, and magnetized stratified fluids like those occurring in the interior of the sun. The group has developed a range of advanced computational techniques, efficiently designed to cope with the strong nonlinearity characteristic e.g. of vortex-dominated flows like turbulence, and moreover has access to substantial local and external computer resources. The group has forged strong connections with the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, as well as with the School of Physics and Astronomy.

This research and teaching position will contribute to the delivery of teaching modules in applied mathematics that may be at a range of levels from first year undergraduate to specialised honours level modules in fluid dynamics. They will also supervise final-year undergraduate projects, and will have the opportunity to supervise PhD students.

For informal enquiries, we encourage those considering applying to contact the Head of School, Professor Mark Chaplain (mathshos@st-andrews.ac.uk), or Applied Mathematics Division Head, Dr Jean Reinaud (jnr1@st-andrews.ac.uk) or the Deputy Head of School, Dr Antonia Wilmot-Smith (aws37@st-andrews.ac.uk).

We are fully committed to equality and diversity in our recruitment and employment policies. We operate family-friendly hours for core meetings and are happy to discuss flexible working arrangements for staff, including potential part-time arrangements.

Applications are particularly welcome from women, people from the Black, Asian, Minority or Ethnic (BAME) community and other protected characteristics who are underrepresented in Academic posts at the University.

Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of the St Andrews experience. We strive to create a fair and inclusive culture demonstrated through our commitment to diversity awards (Athena Swan, Carer Positive, LGBT Charter, Race Charters and Stonewall). We celebrate diversity by promoting profiles of BAME, LGBTIQ+ staff and supporting networks including the Staff BAME Network; Staff with Disabliities Network; Staff LGBTIQ+ Network; and the Staff Parents & Carers Network. Full details available online: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/hr/edi/

Interviews will be held on 16 December 2021

Further Particulars: AC2309MR FPs.doc

Closing Date: 19 November 2021

Further Particulars: AC2309MR FPs.doc

School of Mathematics & Statistics
Salary: £42,149 - £51,799 per annum
Start: 5 January 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter