University of Bath

University of Bath

Professor (ED11095)

United Kingdom

Closing in 40 days

Job title Professor

Department Mathematical Sciences

Salary Starting from £72,336, rising to £88,177

Grade Competitive Package

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 2311

Placed on Tuesday 14 November 2023

Closing date Wednesday 10 January 2024

Interview date Monday 05 February 2024

Reference ED11095


The Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Bath is looking to appoint a Professor in Mathematics.

This is a part of plan to appoint three new academic staff to grow our world- leading research expertise in Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Probability and Data Science. We expect that for the two other positions, one will be at the level of Reader or Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) level and the other at the level of Lecturer (Assistant Professor).

About the role:

The appointee will provide strong leadership in their research areas and will play a central role in developing the future departmental research and impact strategy.

We expect that one of the three positions will support research and teaching in the emerging area of Mathematical Machine Learning.

We particularly welcome candidates with experience of delivering impact and facilitating knowledge exchange through collaborations outside academia.

We anticipate that the appointee will engage with impact-aligned activities in the department including our EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training ( SAMBa) and the Institute for Mathematical Innovation ( IMI).

About you:

All candidates should be able to demonstrate their potential for achieving and sustaining a leading research programme that integrates into one or more of the existing research groups in the Department.

They should be active in developing and submitting competitive applications for external funding.

They should be committed to pursuing excellence in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, and in supervising graduate students.

About us:

The Department of Mathematical Sciences has over 70 academic staff from all areas of mathematics.

Its research activities are supported by our Centre for Doctoral Training ( SAMBa ) , which has currently over 80 PhD students.

In addition, the Bath Institute for Mathematical Innovation (IMI) promotes and supports cross-campus research activities, industrial and international collaborations in all areas of mathematics and statistics.

Various research centres such as the Centre for Mathematical Biology (CMB), the Centre for Mathematics and Algorithms for Data (MAD), the Centre for Networks and Collective Behaviour (CNCB), and the Centre for Nonlinear Mechanics (CNM), provide focus in interdisciplinary collaborations.

Bath is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and provides for a high quality of life, together with proximity to Bristol and excellent transport connections with London.

The Department holds an Athena Swan Silver award and has a wider Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan as part of our commitment to providing a supportive and inclusive working environment for all our students and staff.

We are working to improve the balance of both gender and ethnicity in the Department, and particularly welcome applications from women and people of colour.

More generally, applications from any groups currently under-represented in academic posts are warmly received.

Further information

The first stage of shortlisting will be carried out anonymously, so it is essential that you complete the anonymous questions on the online application form. After the initial anonymous stage, further materials will be seen by the shortlisting committee, and for this it is suggested that you upload:

  • a full Curriculum Vitae,
  • a statement of research interests of up to three pages explaining how your work would complement and strengthen existing activity at Bath,
  • a one-page summary of teaching experience.
  • For an informal conversation about this role, please contact Professor Gunnar Traustason ([email protected]), or Alex Cox ([email protected])

    What we can offer you:

  • a very generous employer contributory pension scheme
  • generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance
  • we are a family-friendly University and with an increasingly agile workforce, are open to flexible working arrangements
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities
  • a number of support options available for new and existing staff to help with the cost of some immigration expenses which you may be eligible for: Relocation allowance, Visa Reimbursement, Interest-Free Loan.
  • We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations and have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups, and value the positive impact that will have on our teams.

    We are very proud to be an autism friendly university and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

    Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

    Further details:
  • Job Description & Person Specification

  • Terms and Conditions of Employment

  • We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this, personal details will be removed from application forms at the initial shortlisting stage.

    Job details


    Professor (ED11095)


    University of Bath


    United Kingdom


    November 15, 2023

    Application deadline

    January 10, 2024

    Job type

    Associate Professor/Professor



    About the employer

    Situated in Bath, Somerset, United Kingdom, University of Bath is a public university that received its royal charter in 1966. The University of Bath has been consistently ranked amongst the top universities in the UK and is known for its expertise in research and teaching. In 2004, the university launched the SET squared Partnership with the universities of Bristol, Southampton, and Surrey. This is the largest partnership ever, comprises of a combined staff of 6,400 researchers, and has a research budget of £266 million.

    The university is known for its four faculties: management, science, humanities and social science, and engineering and design. The university has been recognized for its excellence in research facilities and according to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), 87 percent of the university's research has been defined as world-leading. Notably, the university's research into child poverty and support for vulnerable people won a Queen's Anniversary Prize in 2011. The university's research grants and contracts portfolio is worth around £150 million.

    The university constantly finishes at the top of student satisfaction rankings and excelling in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Psychology. It was also awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework. Because of its high-quality teaching, Bath's graduates are highly sought after by the UK's top employers.

    In 2004, Bath University invested in creating a sports training village, which has emerged as one of the best training centers for athletes in Europe. In 2013, the University became a founder member of GW4, an alliance of universities sharing intellectual and physical resources. Also, in the same year, the university opened a block of 75 flats for students living on campus. In 2012, the university began a three-year campus improvement project to improvise and expand student accommodation, teaching space, and a £10million arts centre. The university has invested over £450 million on its campus over the last decade.

    In 2015, the university inaugurated a specialized area for arts, education, and events. The University of Bath has a well-built infrastructure with all the essential facilities and amenities a student will require. The university gives equal focus on sports and offers one of the best sports facilities in the UK. The university-based athletes won six medals in the 2016 Rio Olympics.

    Almost one-fourth of the students enrolled are from outside the UK, so, the university offers a perfect internationally diverse experience. Airbus, World Bank, Nike, Ford, and Rolls Royce are some of the industry leaders, which collaborate with the university.

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