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Professor of Mathematics or Statistics

Are you an experienced academic leader looking for a challenging senior leadership position? Are you passionate about delivering world-leading research and an exceptional student experience?

We are looking to appoint a Professor to deliver world class research and inspirational teaching and supervision in the field of Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics or Statistics. The core purpose of the role will be to increase capacity for academic leadership in the development of the School of Mathematics as a centre for both research and teaching in Mathematics or Statistics, based upon an excellent record of academic achievement. You will be expected to enhance the School’s research and teaching activities and culture, working with colleagues to build its international profile and standing. 

As a Zone 2 Professor, you will demonstrate a high-level international reputation and leadership of academic activities through your contributions shaping your academic field/discipline. You will enhance the reputation of the University, having a sustained record of outstanding output and demonstrable high-level impact, and making a lasting and significant mark within your field/discipline which will in turn make a significant and influential contribution to the achievement of the University’s strategic goals.

You will have a PhD in a relevant discipline, with experience of leading research programmes which meet international standards of academic excellence, and integrating this research into learning and teaching. You will also have a track record of sustained delivery of ambitious and imaginative academic leadership, including effective team working and collaborative development. In addition, you will have experience of leading research initiatives and developing links with research groups in the UK and internationally.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Professor Alastair Rucklidge, Head of School
Tel: +44 (0)113 343 5161, email:

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Mathematics & Physical Sciences
School/Institute:  School of Mathematics
Category:  Academic
Grade:  Grade 10
Salary:  from £83,567
Post Type:  Full Time Term Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Thursday 30 November 2017
Closing Date:  Wednesday 31 January 2018
Interview Date:  Thursday 01 March 2018
Reference:  MAPMA1074
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

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