School of Mathematics

Lectureship/Readership in Algebra, Geometry & Topology and related fields

To pursue independent research, develop and deliver teaching at all levels, and supervise graduate students. The post further involves undertaking administrative duties in teaching, student support and/or other university-related administration.

As part of an ambitious long-term plan for the School of Mathematics, the University of Edinburgh is making a substantial number of new appointments in the Mathematical Sciences, which has included the 2018 expansion into the new £40M Bayes Centre.

As part of this development, we are recruiting for lectureships to work in the Hodge Institute within the School of Mathematics to start on 1 July 2020, or earlier by agreement.

The Hodge Institute is a large world-class group of mathematicians whose research interests lie in Algebra, Geometry & Topology and related fields such as Category Theory and Mathematical Physics ( Applicants should demonstrate an outstanding research record and contribute to the productive and strong collaborative research environment in the Hodge Institute. Preference may be given to candidates who strengthen connections between different areas of research within the Hodge Institute or more broadly between the Hodge Institute and other parts of the School. As well as carrying out high quality research, the successful candidate will contribute to the teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate courses and will contribute to the administration of the School.

Salary Scale: £41,526 - £49,553 per annum. Very strong and experienced applicants may be appointed to a Readership, for which the salary is £52,559 - £59,135.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Arend Bayer email

The University of Edinburgh promotes equality and diversity. We strive for a family-friendly School of Mathematics; we hold a Bronze Athena SWAN award; and support the London Mathematical Society Good Practice Scheme.

Closing date is 31 October 2019 at 5pm GMT.

Application Procedure

All applicants should apply online and submitting a full CV, a teaching statement and a research statement that should include a discussion of your track record, including any plans for interdisciplinary work if appropriate. We also require details of four referees, three who can comment on your research and one who can comment on your teaching. 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. You will be notified by email whether you have been shortlisted for interview.

Closing date is 31 October 2019 at 5pm GMT.

Informal Enquiries

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Arend Bayer email