University Lecturer in Fluid or Solid Mechanics University of Cambridge, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics United Kingdom

University Lecturer in Fluid or Solid Mechanics


Applications are invited for a University Lectureship in Fluid or Solid Mechanics in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP) to commence on 1st October 2018 or sooner by agreement. This is a linked post jointly funded by Churchill College and shall be held in conjunction with a Fellowship at Churchill College. Applicants should hold a PhD in Mathematics or equivalent and be able to demonstrate an outstanding research record in an area lying within the broad research activities in fluid and solid mechanics in DAMTP. The successful applicant will have a genuine interest in and commitment to developing the role of women in Mathematics and will need to demonstrate the potential to be a strong role model to female mathematicians.


Applicants will be expected to give undergraduate and masters-level lectures, taking feedback from students and providing them with career or pastoral advice, and perform other usual departmental duties such as those associated with examinations. They will be expected to investigate new areas of research and funding opportunities, and submit grant applications. They will also be required to write papers for publication, attend conferences, network with national/international colleagues and give presentations.


As a Title A Teaching Fellow at Churchill College the person appointed will be entitled to the usual rights of a Fellow and will be expected to Direct Studies in Mathematics and to teach undergraduate supervisions in Mathematics for up to six hours per week or 120 hours per academic year. Directing Studies also involves engaging in admissions and outreach/recruitment work, and the College is especially interested in the latter. The fixed payment (as opposed to per capita) element of Direction of Studies and supervisions up to 120 hours per year are remunerated as part of the postholder's stipend, not separately. Additional teaching and the holding of any major College offices (e.g. pastoral Tutor) are remunerated separately.


Appointment will be made at an appropriate point on the scale for University Lecturers and will normally be for a probationary period of five years with appointment to the retiring age thereafter, subject to satisfactory performance.


In exceptional circumstances, it may be possible to offer a supplement to the salary range stated for this role of up to £10,000. Any such supplement would be awarded on the basis of a demonstrable history of exceptional achievement and is entirely at the discretion of the University.


Informal enquiries about the position may be made to the Head of DAMTP, Professor Nigel Peake, Head of Department (email: or to the Senior Tutor of Churchill, Mr Richard Partington (


Further information for applicants is available at


Interviews are likely to be held on either 8 or 22 May.


To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.


You will need to upload a letter of application, a full curriculum vitae, a list of publications and one page of A4 detailing research interests and future plans. You should also include the contact details of three academic referees. Please ensure that your referees are contactable at any time during the selection process, and are made aware that they will be contacted by the Mathematics HR Office Administrator to request that they upload a reference for you to our Web Recruitment System; and please encourage them to do so promptly.


Please quote reference LE13279 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.


The University of Cambridge values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of gender but, as women are currently under-represented within this field, we would encourage applications from female mathematicians. Appointment will be based on merit alone.


The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.


Further information

  • Lectureship DAMTP/Churchill Further Particulars

    Further Particulars

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