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Applications are invited for a Lectureship in Mathematical Sciences (Financial Mathematics) in the School of Mathematics at Cardiff University. This is a full-time, open-ended post starting on 1st October 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

You will have expertise aligned to at least one of the School’s existing research groups and will have an established research record in any area of statistics, operational research or mathematics.  This post is being created to support our BSc course in Financial Mathematics and our MSc courses in Operational Research, Applied Statistics and Financial Risk.  You will be expected to contribute to the teaching of these programmes and to supervise MSc projects in finance related areas, possibly with external partners. This post is part of an ongoing expansion of the School which has seen a significant increase in the number of undergraduates, postgraduates and staff over the last five years.

The School of Mathematics is a research-led School in Cardiff University, one of the UK’s leading universities, with a reputation for internationally excellent research and high-quality teaching. In the last Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, Cardiff University was ranked 5th in the UK in terms of the grade point average (GPA) of its overall quality profile and 2nd for Impact.

This position is a full-time position, 35 hours per week and is open ended.

Salary range: £33,797 - £40,322 per annum (Grade 6)

The post is available from 1st October 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

We particularly welcome applications from females as they are under-represented with Cardiff University in this field.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Tim Phillips ( or Professor Maggie Chen (

Date advert posted: Monday, 26 July 2021

Closing date: Monday, 30 August 2021

This post has previously been advertised to employees of Cardiff University only.  We now invite external applications.

Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world. In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

“Cardiff University is a signatory to the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions we will evaluate applicants on the quality of their research, not publication metrics or the identity of the journal in which the research is published. More information is available at:”


Essential Criteria

Qualifications and Education


1.   Postgraduate degree at PhD level in Mathematics, Statistics or Operational Research or a related subject area

Knowledge, Skills and Experience


2.   An established expertise and proven portfolio of research and/or relevant industrial experience within Mathematics or research fields.
3.   Evidence of teaching experience at undergraduate level
4.   Knowledge of current status of research in specialist field
5.   Proven ability to publish in international journals
6.   Proven ability to be successful in competitive research funding
7.   Ability to contribute to the delivery and continued development of modules across the Schools teaching programmes

Pastoral, Communication and Team Working

8.   Proven ability in effective and persuasive communication
9.   The ability to provide appropriate pastoral support to students, appreciate the needs of individual students and their circumstances and to act as a personal tutor

Desirable Criteria

1.   Relevant professional qualification(s).

2.   Proven ability to work without close supervision
3.   Proven ability to adapt to the changing requirements of the Higher Education community.
4.   Evidence of ability to participate in and develop both internal and external networks and utilise them to enhance the teaching and research activities of the School.

5.   A willingness to take responsibility for academically related administration.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 57906365
  • Location:
    Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
  • Position Title: 11247BR - Lecturer in Mathematical Sciences (Financial Mathematics)
  • Company Name: Cardiff University
  • Industry: Education / Teaching / Administration
  • Job Function: Mathematics
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: PhD
  • Required Travel: None
  • Salary: $33,797.00 - $40,322.00 (Yearly Salary)
Education / Teaching / Administration
Cardiff , UK

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