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Lecturer/Lecturer below the bar in Industrial and Applied Mathematics

TITLE OF POST: Lecturer/Lecturer below the bar in Industrial and Applied Mathematics 

LOCATION: University of Limerick

REPORTS TO: Head of Department

CONTRACT TYPE: Lecturer - Multiannual

CONTRACT TYPE: Lecturer below the bar - Tenure Track (five year fixed term). During the term of the contract the successful applicant will have the opportunity to apply for tenure in accordance with the University's Policy and Procedures for Granting Multi-annual Status to Tenure Track Academic Staff

SALARY SCALE: Lecturer €52,187 - €83,038 p.a.

SALARY SCALE: Lecturer below the bar €39,118 - €53,782 p.a. 

JOB DESCRIPTION

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A doctoral degree (level 10 NFQ) in industrial and/or applied mathematics or a closely related area
  • A primary degree (level 8 NFQ) in mathematical sciences, or a related area

OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE JOB:

Teaching and research in industrial and applied mathematics.

DESCRIPTION:

We are seeking to appoint a Lecturer/Lecturer below the bar in Industrial and Applied Mathematics in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics. The Department is responsible for teaching mathematics and statistics at all levels across the University, and also has a thriving research programme in applied mathematics and statistics. In December 2015 the department was successful in obtaining an Athena SWAN Bronze award, one of the first departmental awards given in the county, which demonstrates its commitment to addressing gender equality.

The mathematics applications consortium for science and industry (MACSI) is a research centre based in the department which applies mathematics to diverse real-world problems. Recent examples of MACSI projects include the modelling of moisture absorption on a silicon chip, information diffusion on Twitter-like networks, and valve wear in an alumina refinery. MACSI also works closely with research centres within UL, such as the dairy processing technology centre (DPTC), the pharmaceutical manufacturing technology centre (PMTC) and the synthesis and solid state pharmaceutical centre (SSPC). Further application areas of interest to the university are outlined in its strategic plan, Broadening Horizons 2015-19.

Applicants are invited from any area of industrial and applied mathematics including, but not limited to: mathematical modelling, fluid mechanics, complex systems, differential equations, numerical analysis, inverse problems and optimisation. The successful candidate will have a doctoral degree (level 10 NFQ) in a relevant discipline, a track record in research and publication in any area of industrial and applied mathematics and should demonstrate a commitment to teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Experience of working in collaborative and interdisciplinary projects is also desirable, as is an awareness of how their work can impact more broadly on industry and society, and an ability to demonstrate this.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES:

The successful candidate will be required to contribute to the delivery and organisation of teaching their subject within the Department of Mathematics & Statistics, both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and to develop a research programme which complements existing research themes within the department in the area(s) of industrial and applied mathematics.

KEY TASKS

  • Responsible for lecture preparation and delivery, curriculum development, setting, moderation and marking of examinations and assessment at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels within the department 
  • Development and delivery of new applied mathematics modules and programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level that are responsive to the needs of industry
  • Supervise undergraduate and postgraduate projects
  • Development of research and scholarly activities in areas that enhance or complement the department’s existing research areas. You will be encouraged to develop your research profile at the national and international level
  • Development of research proposals for submission to external funding bodies, such as the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), Enterprise Ireland, Irish Research Council, Health Research Board, the European Union, etc.
  • Undertake some management and administrative responsibilities in support of the academic activities of the department

Other relevant duties commensurate with the grade of the post as may be assigned by the Head of the Department.

Essential requirements for the successful applicant Lecturer level:

  • A doctoral degree (level 10 NFQ) in industrial and/or applied mathematics or a closely related area
  • A primary degree (level 8 NFQ) in mathematical sciences, or a related area
  • A record of independent research in the field of industrial and/or applied mathematics
  • Established relevant publication record in the field of industrial and/or applied mathematics

Essential requirements for the successful applicant at Lecturer below the bar level:

  • A doctoral degree (level 10 NFQ) in industrial and/or applied mathematics or a closely related area
  • A primary degree (level 8 NFQ) in mathematical sciences, or a related area
  • A developing record of independent research in the field of industrial and/or applied mathematics
  • Developing relevant publication record in the field of industrial and/or applied mathematics

Desirable requirements for the successful applicant at Lecturer level:

  • Evidence of experience in third level teaching
  • Evidence of academic course/module material development and delivery in a third level setting
  • History of supervision of postgraduate students
  • Evidence of an established research network within the international research community and/or industry
  • Experience in the preparation of research proposals for submission to external funding bodies

Desirable requirements for the successful applicant at Lecturer below the bar level:

  • Capacity to supervise postgraduate students at PhD level
  • Demonstrated ability to teach industrial and/or applied mathematics at undergraduate and postgraduate levels

An applicant must include:

  • A research plan (up to two pages in length) describing the research that the candidate would envisage undertaking if offered the position at the University of Limerick,

and

  • A teaching plan (up to two pages in length) detailing how the candidate would contribute to teaching and learning if offered the positio

These plans should include how the applicant would propose to advance programme offerings and research activities in industrial and applied mathematics.

Informal enquiries regarding the post may be directed to:
Dr Sarah Mitchell
Head
Department of Mathematics & Statistics
University of Limerick
Email: sarah.mitchell@ul.ie

 

 

 

Further information for applicants and application material is available online from:

http://www.ul.ie/hrvacancies/

The closing date for receipt of applications is Monday, 3rd December 2018.

Applications must be completed online before 12 noon, Irish Standard Time on the closing date.

Please email erecruitment@ul.ie if you experience any difficulties

 

 

 


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