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Reader in Discrete Mathematics QMUL5571

£51,785 to £57,882 (Grade 7)
Closing date: 
Mon, 13/04/2015

Queen Mary is one of London and the UK’s leading research-focused universities. With over 16,000 students, it is amongst the largest of the colleges of the University of London. Queen Mary’s 3,000 staff teach and research across a wide range of subjects in Science and Engineering, the Humanities, Social Sciences and Laws, and Medicine and Dentistry.

Queen Mary has made a strategic commitment to the highest quality of world-class research across all its disciplines. As part of this strategy, we are in the process of a programme of recruitment in the School of Mathematical Sciences.

The School of Mathematical Science has a very strong research presence across the spectrum of Pure and Applied Mathematics, and is currently organised into seven Research Groups, namely: Algebra, Combinatorics, Complex Systems and Networks, Dynamical Systems and Statistical Physics, Geometry and Analysis, Probability and Applications, Statistics and Data Analysis. The School also has large and popular undergraduate and graduate programmes.

Applications are invited for a Readership in Discrete Mathematics. We are seeking to appoint an outstanding candidate in an applied area of Discrete Mathematics such as Combinatorial Optimization, Network Algorithms and Design, Discrete and Computational Geometry orAlgorithmic Game Theory, who will complement the research strengths of the existing Combinatorics group. The successful candidate will have a proven ability to conduct world class research together with a track record of applying rigorous research methods to address real-world problems. They will be expected to participate in the development of a new research platform on Computational Mathematics within the School and be able to teach across a range of topics in mathematics at undergraduate level.

Applicants whose work has had a significant impact outside of the university environment are particularly encouraged to apply.

For full details of the role and selection criteria please refer to the job specification attached.

The School and Athena SWAN Charter for Women in Science

The School holds a departmental Bronze Athena SWAN Award and is a registered supporter of the LMS Good Practice scheme. We are committed to the equality of opportunities and to advancing women’s careers. We have policies to support staff returning from long-term absence, for flexible arrangements for staff with parental responsibilities and for child-care support for the attendance of conferences. As part of the School’s commitment to the Athena SWAN and the LMS Good Practice principles we strongly encourage applications from women.

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Further Information

The post is full time and permanent. Starting salary will be in the range £51,785 to £57,882, inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, childcare vouchers scheme, defined benefit pension scheme and interest free season ticket loan. The successful candidate will be expected to start the post on 1 September 2015, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Informal enquiries may be made to the Head of School, Professor Boris Khoruzhenko (

To apply, please visit the Human Resources website on and search for reference QMUL5571.

Please ensure you include with your application a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a teaching statement and a research statement.

The closing date for applications is 13 April 2015.

Interviews are expected to be held on 22 May 2015.

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