Lecturer in Computational Mathematics– AC2364SB

The University of St Andrews is seeking to enhance its research and teaching strengths and broaden its impact potential in Applied Mathematics by appointing an outstanding candidate as Lecturer in Computational Mathematics and Scientific Computing within 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 a PhD in Applied Mathematics or a cognate discipline. Although all areas of Computational Mathematics and Scientific Computing will be considered, we are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in, for example: numerical analysis of ordinary, partial, stochastic differential equations; data assimilation for dynamical systems; Bayesian probabilistic numerical methods; multiscale computational modelling.  Experience with implementing and/or running numerical codes on high-performance computers would be welcome.  Candidates who can both complement and interact with the existing research interests of the Applied Division (Mathematical Biology, Solar and Magnetospheric Theory, Fluid/Vortex Dynamics) are particularly welcome.  Candidates should also have some teaching experience at undergraduate or postgraduate level, have experience applying relevant computational skills and teaching computational 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 being able to work effectively in a team.


As a research and teaching position, the successful candidate 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 Applied Mathematics and to PGT/Masters courses.  They will also supervise final-year undergraduate projects, MSc dissertations 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); Head of the Applied Mathematics Division, Dr Jean Reinaud (jnr1@st-andrews.ac.uk); or the Deputy Head of School, Dr Antonia Wilmot-Smith (aw37@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. 


Applications are particularly welcome from 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 Disabilities Network; Staff LGBTIQ+ Network; and the Staff Parents & Carers Network. Full details available online: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/hr/edi/. The School of Mathematics and Statistics is committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment that supports equality of opportunity and fair and equal representation for all https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/mathematics-statistics/about/equality-diversity/


Closing Date:  14 April 2023  


Interview Date: 10 May 2023

Please quote ref:  AC2364SB                    

Further Particulars: AC2364SB FPs.doc


School of Mathematics & Statistics 

Salary: £44,414 - £54,421 per annum (From August 2023 £45,585 - £56,021 pa) 

Start Date: 3 July 2023, or as soon as possible thereafter






Lecturer in Computational Mathematics– AC2364SB