Chair in Mathematics - 1406

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Informal Enquiries to Head of School, Paul Flavell, p.j.flavell [at] bham[.]ac[.]uk, or Head of the Optimization Group, Michal Kocvara, m.kocvara [at] bham[.]ac[.]uk

Location: University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK

This is a replacement post that forms part of the Birmingham School of Mathematics continuing strategic commitment to the development of a strong group in Mathematical Optimization with the aim of developing its research profile and contributing to teaching in Optimization on the School’s thriving undergraduate and Masters programmes. It is expected that the successful applicant will have strong research leadership qualities as well as strong teaching, including PhD supervision, and a willingness to take leadership role in the School when the opportunity arises.
The successful candidate will be able to make a strong contribution to REF 2021 as well as teaching quality assessments, programme development and research funding applications.

The appointed candidate will collaborate effectively in the Theoretical and Computational Optimization and the Numerical Analysis Groups by taking a leading research role in one of the emerging areas such as Optimization for Machine Learning and Data Science, Dimensionality Reduction, Stochastic Optimization, Scalable Linear Algebra and High Performance Computing, Stochastic PDEs and Uncertainty Qualification, and will contribute to enhancing the research, teaching and enterprise activities in the School. The candidates are required to meet the following criteria:

• A higher degree relevant to the research/teaching area (usually PhD) or equivalent qualifications • Extensive and high level international research and teaching experience in Mathematical Optimizations, Numerical Analysis, Mathematical Aspects of Data Science; • A sustained record of scholarly output of international excellence over career to date, which includes a significant potential contribution to REF indicatively at a 4* level judged against current national criteria.
• Demonstrable experience of generating and developing research funding
• Demonstrable evidence of teaching leadership and quality
• Demonstrable evidence of contribution to existing institution and discipline
• Proven ability to devise, advise on and manage learning/research
• Skills in managing, motivating and mentoring others successfully at all levels
• Membership in editorial boards and professional bodies


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