School of Mathematics

William Gordon Seggie Brown Research Fellowship in the Mathematical Sciences

Applications are invited for the WILLIAM GORDON SEGGIE BROWN Research Fellowship in Mathematical Sciences, tenable at the School of Mathematics at the University of Edinburgh. The Fellowship will commence on the 1 September 2018 or as agreed, and run for a period of two years.

The successful candidate should show very considerable promise in research, and would normally have a PhD by the time of taking up the fellowship. The Fellow will pursue world-class research throughout the fellowship, as well as contributing to the teaching activity of the School of Mathematics. In the application, applicants must explain their current research interests and the research planned for the period of the fellowship.

The starting salary will be in the range of £32,548 - £38,833 per annum, depending on experience. Under the terms of the bequest, there are certain priority categories, details of which are given in the further particulars.

All applications must be made online. Please include with your application

  • a CV with publication list
  • a five word descriptor of your research area
  • an outline of proposed research programme

In addition, please have three referees to send letters of recommendation directly to by the closing date of Wednesday 15th November 2017 at 5pm (GMT).

If any questions remain, potential candidates are encouraged to make contact with Professor José Figueroa-O’Farrill, who is chairing the Seggie Brown Committee, by email:

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