Part-time Stipendiary College Lecturership in Pure Mathematics, St Peter's College

Closing Date: 

Friday, March 2, 2018 - 12:00

St. Peter’s College invites applications for a one-term Stipendiary College Lecturership (3 hours) in Pure Mathematics, starting on 1 April 2018. Applicants should have completed, or have made substantial progress towards, a doctoral dissertation in this subject. The lecturer will provide replacement teaching for Professor Balazs Szendroi, who will be on sabbatical leave during that time.

The College currently admits circa eight undergraduate students a year to read Mathematics or Joint Schools with Mathematics. The appointee will work alongside the College’s other Fellows in Mathematics, Professor Lionel Mason and Dr Geoff Nicholls, and other College Lecturers.

Full information about the College is available on the College website

Duties: the successful candidate will be required to

(i) provide an average of three hours undergraduate tutorials and classes per week for St Peter’s College students (Teaching hours are calculated ont he basis of teaching students in pairs.  Any hours spent teaching larger groups are counted as 1.2 hours, while any hours spent with individual students count as 0.8 hours.) ;

(ii) assist with the organisation of the tuition for students studying Mathematics and Mathematics & Statistics, including marking college examinations (‘collections’) and mock examinations;

(iii) co-operate with the Tutorial Fellows in the general organisation of Mathematics within the College.

Selection Criteria (essential): the successful candidate will

(i) be a dedicated and inspiring teacher of Pure Mathematics, with demonstrable research potential (eg. a doctorate, or substantial progress towards one), and a willingness to contribute to the intellectual culture of Mathematics within the College;

(ii) have experience of, or demonstrable commitment to, tutorial teaching and the ability to inspire students both individually and in groups;

(iii) be able to teach the Linear Algebra and Group theory modules in the Prelims Mathematics syllabus ( ;

(iv) have good communication and interpersonal skills.

Selection Criteria (desirable)

(i) The ability to offer teaching in some of the Trinity term Part A Mathematics optional modules.

Term of appointment

The 3-hour appointment will be for a fixed term from 1 April 2018 to 30 June 2018.

Remuneration and other conditions

The salary will be pro rata on the Senior Tutors Committee scale for Stipendiary Lecturers. The rate for a 3-hour post is £6,624 to £7,450 per annum (£552 to £621 per month).

Stipendiary Lecturers of the College have access to an Entertainment Allowance at the rate paid to Official Fellows calculated pro rata according to stint. The appointee will have access to an entertainment allowance of £17 over the period of the appointment.

The lecturer will have shared access to Prof Szendroi’s office in College for teaching purposes during the appointment (in coordination with other College lecturers). College teaching rooms may also be booked as necessary.

Pension scheme

The Lecturer will be automatically enrolled in the Universities Superannuation Scheme with effect from the start date of their employment; it is possible subsequently to opt out.

Senior Common Room

The successful candidate will be an associate member of the Senior Common Room and will be entitled to three free lunches or dinners per week in Full Term and two lunches per week during the vacation, provided that the kitchens are open (they are occasionally closed for short periods, normally during the vacation). She or he will not be a member of the College’s Governing Body.


Candidates should send a letter of application, a CV and the name and contact details of one referee electronically to the Fellows’ Secretary (, St Peter’s College by 12 noon on Friday 2 March 2018. (There is no application form.) They should ask their referee to write on their behalf to the same email address by the closing date.

Please include the words ‘Pure Mathematics Lectureship’ in the subject line of all email correspondence.

Shortlisting decisions will be made by Monday 5 March 2018, and it is expected that interviews will take place in the morning of Thursday 8 March (interviewing by Skype is a possibility). General queries can be sent to Professor Balazs Szendroi (

St Peter’s is an equal opportunities employer.

The appointment will be subject to the provision of proof of the right to work in the UK.