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Position: Lecturership/Readership in Operational Research
Institution: University of Edinburgh
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Duties: We are looking for ambitious researchers to enhance or complement these strengths, who are self-starting, and have a keen interest in operational research as part of the scientific process of figuring out how the modern world works. We are seeking candidates with a track record of high-quality research in areas relating to modern applications of Operational Research. We are particularly interested in applicants with the ability to contribute to the research and teaching in energy applications of OR, but strong potential in other areas such as healthcare, transportation, risk, public and service sectors may be given serious consideration. Links to industry or commerce and/or demonstrated ability to engage with industry and multidisciplinary partners are desirable
Requirements: A PhD in Operational Research or Optimization (or a closely related discipline) and some experience of relevant teaching at University level is essential, as well as being able to demonstrate independence, effective team working, good communication and interpersonal skills
   
Text: Skip to main content. What we offer What it's like to work here Shape your career Coming to Edinburgh How to join us Job title, skill, keyword Lecturership/Readership in Operational Research "Job Details" United Kingdom Job Identification 2940 Job Category Academic Locations James Clerk Maxwell Building, Edinburgh, EH9 3FD, GB Posting Date 12/17/2021, 10:28 AM Apply Before 01/28/2022, 6:00 PM Job Schedule Full time Contract Type Open Ended Job Description Lectureship/Readership in Operational Research Grade UE08 Lectureship - £42,149 - £50,296 per annum Grade UE09 Readership - £53,348 - £60,022 per annum School of Mathematics Open ended, full time 35 hours per week The School of Mathematics wishes to appoint a Lecturer in Operational Research (equivalent to Assistant Professor) to start on 1 June 2022 or later by agreement. Applicants with significant experience and a suitably strong record of achievement may be appointed to a Readership (equivalent to Associate Professor). The Optimization and Operational Research Group in the School is an international leader in the mathematical and computing aspects of optimization and operational research as well as contemporary industrial applications of optimization. We have world-leading expertise in the solution of large sparse linear and quadratic problems by two of the core technologies in optimization - the simplex method and interior point methods. We also have a strong and growing presence in the mathematics of energy systems. Further interests include nonlinear and global optimization, discrete optimization, decomposition methods, parallel computing, stochastic optimization, simulation and stochastic areas of operational research. We are looking for ambitious researchers to enhance or complement these strengths, who are self-starting, and have a keen interest in operational research as part of the scientific process of figuring out how the modern world works. We are seeking candidates with a track record of high-quality research in areas relating to modern applications of Operational Research. We are particularly interested in applicants with the ability to contribute to the research and teaching in energy applications of OR, but strong potential in other areas such as healthcare, transportation, risk, public and service sectors may be given serious consideration. Links to industry or commerce and/or demonstrated ability to engage with industry and multidisciplinary partners are desirable. As well as carrying out high-quality research, the successful candidate will contribute to the teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and to our successful MSc programmes in Operational Research. The role will also include the supervision of student projects and involvement in assessment of students, helping to develop courses and connect with industry where this is appropriate, and teaching-related administration. The School takes career development very seriously, and will provide appropriately tailored mentoring in both research and teaching. A PhD in Operational Research or Optimization (or a closely related discipline) and some experience of relevant teaching at University level is essential, as well as being able to demonstrate independence, effective team working, good communication and interpersonal skills. Salary Scale: £42,526 - £50,296 per annum. Very strong and experienced applicants may be appointed to a Readership, for which the salary is in the range £53,348 - £60,022. Click here for a copy of the full job description. Please ensure that your application is made online and includes an up-to-date CV, research statement and teaching statement. In addition please arrange for three references to be sent to references@maths.ed.ac.uk by the closing date and quoting the reference number 2940 Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Miguel Anjos via Miguel.F.Anjos@ed.ac.uk As a valued member of our team you can expect: An exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work. We give you support, nurture your talent and reward success. You will benefit from a competitive reward package and a wide range of staff benefits, which includes a generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme, staff discounts, family friendly initiatives, flexible working and much more. Access our staff benefits page for further information and use our reward calculator to find out the total value of pay and benefits provided. The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. We are members of the Race Equality Charter and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, actively promoting LGBT equality. If you have the right to work in the UK and are invited for interview you, will be required to provide evidence of this right. If you do not yet have the right to work in the UK, visa routes may be available to you. Further information is available on our right to work webpages. The University is able to sponsor the employment of international workers in this role.  If successful, an international applicant requiring sponsorship to work in the UK will need to satisfy the UK Home Office’s English Language requirements and apply for and secure a Skilled Worker Visa. About Us As a world-leading research-intensive University, we are here to address tomorrow’s greatest challenges. Between now and 2030 we will do that with a values-led approach to teaching, research and innovation, and through the strength of our relationships, both locally and globally. About the Team The School of Mathematics is one of the world’s leading mathematical sciences departments, home to internationally excellent researchers and to an innovative educational environment for both undergraduates and postgraduates. Our location in the beautiful and historic capital of Scotland puts us in the centre of a vibrant community of academics, cultural institutions, industry partners and research institutes. As a School we value both the breadth and depth of our mathematical research. We have over seventy permanent members of academic staff and over twenty research fellows and research associates, who come from across the world and together cover a broad range of research topics in pure and applied mathematics, operational research and statistics. Our Graduate School has over eighty research students and over one hundred MSc students, and our postgraduate provision has gone from strength to strength with the recent introduction of Doctoral Training Centres in Analysis and its Applications, and in Data Science. We have close links with the School of Informatics and are actively involved in current data science developments, particularly as one of the 5 UK-wide partners in the Alan Turing Institute. The School is passionate about delivering a world-leading educational environment for its students and is constantly exploring new ideas in mathematical education in order to provide a stimulating learning environment. Quantitative skills have never been more in demand in the world, and our students graduate with strong skills in critical thinking, independent learning and communication. Within 6 months of graduating, 93% of our students are in full-time employment or study. In 2010 the Teaching Programme review "welcomed the excellent quality of education" provided by the School. The School of Mathematics holds a Bronze Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advancing the representation of women in mathematics. Further information about the School, our research and our teaching is available at http://www.maths.ed.ac.uk Applicant Privacy Notice Cookies in use Website accessibility Freedom of information publication scheme Page Lecturership/Readership in Operational Research - University of Edinburgh Jobs Careers loaded We use cookies
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