School of Mathematics

Lectureship in Operational Research

The School of Mathematics invites applications from highly qualified candidates for a fixed term (2.5 years) lectureship in operational research. The position is full time and available from 1st June 2016 or another date by mutual agreement.

Applicants must have a PhD in mathematics, operational research, or a related discipline, and have an excellent research record. They should have well formulated research plans enabling them to contribute strongly to a highly-rated research-led School. Applicants with research interests in operational research and risk and their modern applications, including modelling in healthcare or the energy sector for example, are particularly welcome.

The School of Mathematics runs a very successful suite of MSc programmes in Operational Research and the applicant will be expected to make imaginative and significant contributions to these, including through the supervision of MSc projects.

All applicants should apply online, the application process is quick and easy to follow, and you will receive email confirmation of safe receipt of your application. The online system allows you to submit attachments.

Please include with your application

  • Detailed cv
  • A proposed research programme, including a 1 page outline suitable for non-experts
  • Teaching statement

These posts are subject to four satisfactory references (including one teaching reference) being received. When applying online, please note that the option to indicate that referees cannot be approached before interview is not in fact available for these positions. Please select Yes when given the option, unless exceptional circumstances apply.

Interviews are likely to take place during the last week of April 2016. Candidates will be notified by email if they have been shortlisted for interview; candidates who have not been contacted by 30 April 2016 should assume that their application has been unsuccessful.

The closing date for applications is 5pm (GMT) on Thursday 31st March 2016.

Informal enquiries can be made by contacting Professor Jacek Gondzio, email

Salary: £38,896 - £46,414 per annum.

The University of Edinburgh promotes equality and diversity. We strive for a family-friendly School of Mathematics. Please see: Familyfriendlypolicies.pdf. The School holds a Bronze Athena SWAN award and is a supporter of the London Mathematical Society Good Practice Scheme.