Edinburgh Napier University is the ‘#1 Modern University in
Scotland’. An innovative, learner centric university with a modern
and fresh outlook, Edinburgh Napier is ambitious, inclusive in its
ethos and applied in its approach. We have been growing and
strengthening our research profile over the last few years and the
new posts that we are recruiting for give an exciting
opportunity for leading and contributing to the growth and
recognition of our mathematical research.
The Schools of Computing and Engineering & the Built
Environment have around 200 academics, 3,100 campus-based students,
and deliver programmes with professional accreditations from the
British Computer Society, Institution of Engineering and
Technology, The Chartered Institute of Building and other
accreditation bodies. We have excellent computing, engineering and
construction lab facilities. The School of Computing is highly
regarded and one of the UK's largest computer science departments.
The School of Engineering & the Built Environment houses
leading UK research centres in transport policy and sustainable
construction. The schools are based in the lively and exciting
Merchiston area at the heart of Edinburgh, Scotland's inspiring
This is a great opportunity for an academic with expertise in
either pure or applied mathematics to join the Mathematics,
Artificial Intelligence and Cyber Security research groups where
you can contribute to the work of the experienced teams exploring
Renewable Energy Mathematics, Applied Cryptography, Engineering
Mathematics, AI Algorithms and Foundations of Blockchain
Technology. As an associate professor or professor you will be
expected to contribute to the leadership of the research groups as
well, especially in terms of driving the research agenda and
leading the exploration of new foundational research areas.
Areas of desirable expertise include, but are not limited to:
computational mathematics, mathematical optimisation, mathematics
for data science and machine learning, data driven engineering
mathematics, numerical analysis applied to data science or machine
learning, and statistical learning theory. With 30% time allocation
for research, this role will allow you to explore novel and
emerging areas, deliver excellent quality research papers and
secure substantial external research funding.
The Associate Professor / Professor in Mathematics will
contribute to and build programmes and modules to support the
expansion of the School’s teaching portfolio which explores
engineering mathematics, cyber security, digital materials science,
and the impact of AI technology on business. You will actively
contribute to our existing portfolio of mathematics, computer
science and engineering based degree programmes.
We are looking for someone who can demonstrate enthusiasm for
working in a cross-disciplinary manner in fundamental and applied
research and in the development of research-informed teaching to
enhance employability of our graduates. You will have the
opportunity to expand your industry connections through our
existing networks and by visiting students on one-year industry
placements and on our employer-based Graduate Apprentice
Further information about Edinburgh Napier University can be
As an associate professor / professor you will be a member of
our Mathematics, Artificial Intelligence and Cyber Security
research groups (or some of these) and you will be expected to lead
the Mathematics group both in terms of teaching and research
activities. You will be provided with:
- A research allowance of 30% of your time to build your
- Access to our staff development budget for travel to
conferences and to establish collaborations.
- Extensive training and development opportunities through our
Human Resources (HR) and Research, Innovation and Enterprise Office
- Support for grant applications and post-award running of grants
from professional services colleagues in the schools and the
Research, Innovation and Enterprise Office (RIE).
- Opportunities to lead and join PhD student supervisory
- A fully funded PhD position (UK student) that you are expected
to fill during your first year of employment at Edinburgh Napier
- Opportunities to contribute to the leadership of the research
Applicants must demonstrate:
- A doctoral level qualification in the relevant discipline.
- Evidence of a professional academic and research profile
alongside a commitment to sustained continuous
- An international reputation as a leader in the field of
research appropriate for the level of the associate professor or
- A sustained track record of internationally excellent quality
output in a research area of Pure or Applied Mathematics
appropriate for the level of the associate professor or professor
- A sustained track record of securing external funding and
support for research activity (as Principal Investigator or key
contributor) and networking within the relevant research community
nationally and internationally appropriate for the level of the
associate professor or professor position.
- Completion of at least one PhD student, supervised as main
supervisor for the professor position and close to completion of at
least one PhD student as main supervisor for the associate
- Evidence of academic leadership appropriate for the level of
the associate professor or professor position (e.g., mentoring
others, engagement in institutional leadership, engagement in
cross-institutional and national projects and initiatives).
- Evidence of relevant teaching experience.
If you would like
to know, more about this exciting opportunity please click here
view the role profile.
Further information about our benefits can be
£51,799 to £74,735 per annum
(Grade 7 – 8)
We are a flexible employer.
Informal enquiries about the role can be made
to Professor Peter Andras (firstname.lastname@example.org
) or Dr
Kate Durkacz (email@example.com
For general recruitment queries, please
Applications for the role must be submitted
via the Edinburgh Napier University job applications web site –
emailed applications will not be accepted.
Application closing date: 4th May 2022 at
Interview date: TBC
The University is committed to inclusion,
demonstrated through our work in respect of our diversity awards
and accreditations and holds Disability Confident, Career Positive
and Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champion status. More details can
be found here