Open positions in Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing

Job title Open positions in Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing

Department Mathematical Sciences

Grade Competitive Package

Placed on Friday 05 October 2018

Closing date Sunday 02 December 2018

Interview date Friday 18 January 2019

Reference CC6201


The Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Bath is undertaking a concerted effort to maintain and extend its strength in Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing, and seeks to make two appointments in these areas. We welcome applicants at all career stages, either building on or extending existing departmental strengths.  

Professor: Competitive Salary
Senior Lecturer/Reader: £50,132 rising to £58,089
Lecturer: £40,792 rising to £48,677

The Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing group at Bath has for many years held an excellent international research reputation. Thanks to recent periods of growth, its interests now include: the numerical analysis of PDEs, ODEs and dynamical systems, numerical linear algebra, stochastic differential equations, fast solvers and HPC implementations, uncertainty quantification, high dimensional problems, network science, inverse problems and compressed sensing. The group is highly engaged in collaboration with a range of companies and public bodies who regularly support its research. 

Successful applicants will benefit from working in a vibrant research-oriented department with over 70 faculty, with a strong culture of postgraduate research, bolstered by the Department’s EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Statistical Applied Mathematics, in which the Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing group is highly engaged. 

Bath is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and provides for a high quality of life, with good transport links to the rest of the UK and fast connections to London.

Applicants for a full Professor position must have a strong research vision, and international reputation. You should possess an excellent track record of publications and research grant acquisition, commensurate to your stage of career, and should have a keen interest in pursuing excellence in teaching and in supervising graduate students. Additional key attributes for appointment are strategic leadership abilities and the ability to influence and shape the output and success of the Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing group at Bath and also contribute to the strategic development of the Department of Mathematical Sciences.  

Applicants for full Professor should in the first instance send your curriculum vitae to the Head of Department, Professor Paul Milewski (

Applicants for Lecturer (Assistant Professor) or Senior Lecturer/Reader (Associate Professor) should apply via this advert. Alongside completion of the application form you should also upload:

- A full Curriculum Vitae
- A statement of research interests of up to 3 pages, also explaining how your work would strengthen existing activity at Bath
- A one-page summary of teaching experience and strategy

A successful applicant for Lecturer will have shown exceptional potential for achieving independent research of international standing. At the Senior Lecturer level (equivalent to Assistant Professor) you will have an excellent track record of research of international standing. At Reader level you will have an outstanding track record of independent research of international standing and will possess research leadership capability.

Applications from all groups currently under-represented in academic posts are particularly encouraged. We are working to improve the present gender balance within the Department, and particularly welcome applications from women. Both the Department and the University are committed to providing a supportive and inclusive working environment. Flexible working options will be considered wherever possible. For more information visit

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Ivan Graham (, Dr. Melina Freitag ( or Professor Paul Milewski (

Interview Date: in the period 17 - 21 January 2019

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

Further details:
The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. To achieve our global aspirations, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.