Stipendiary Lecturership in Pure Mathematics

Closing Date: 

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 12:00

St Edmund Hall proposes to appoint an 8-hour Stipendiary Lecturer in Pure Mathematics for the remainder of the academic year 2017-18, with effect from January 1, 2018 to September 30, 2018.  This is a fixed-term post whose primary purpose is to teach visiting students already admitted for this academic year, but there may be the possibility of extension depending on the College’s teaching needs in 2018-19.

St Edmund Hall occupies a historic site in the middle of Oxford, just off the High Street. The College community has around 55 Fellows (most of whom form the Governing Body), and around 450 undergraduate and 260 postgraduate students and up to 32 Visiting Students, in addition to administrative and domestic staff. The Queen’s Lane main site accommodates many of our facilities, including the administration, Fellows’ rooms, the Senior, Middle and Junior Common Rooms, Dining Halls and student accommodation. Our library is on this site, occupying the beautiful former church of St Peter-in-the-East. We have further extensive student accommodation properties in north and east Oxford: in Norham Gardens, and on the Iffley Road and Dawson Street.

At undergraduate level, the College offers Mathematics and Mathematics and Statistics; we usually admit c. 6 students per year across these programmes. The College runs a thriving programme for Visiting Students, among whom Mathematics is a popular course choice. The current Fellows who teach Mathematics at St Edmund Hall are Professor Oliver Riordan (whose research interests are in Discrete Mathematics) and Professor Luc Nguyen  (whose research interests are in Partial Differential Equations and Geometry). Postgraduate students are admitted for a number of programmes in the Mathematics Department.

The successful candidate must have an excellent undergraduate degree in Mathematics and either have, or be close to completing, a higher degree in Mathematics.  Teaching experience and an understanding of the Oxford tutorial system is essential. We are looking for someone with a commitment to undergraduate teaching and pastoral care, who will be prepared to be a regular presence and contribute to college life.

The appointment will be made pro rata on the Senior Tutors Committee recommended scale for 8-hour Stipendiary Lecturers (in the range £17,663 - £19,866 per annum) dependent on qualifications and experience.  The successful candidate will be entitled to an academic allowance (in 2017-18 at the rate of £750.00 per annum, pro rata).

Benefits include lunch and dinner at the Common Table throughout the period of appointment when the College Kitchen is open and membership of the USS Pension Scheme.

The full job description and further particulars may be found at


Applications should be sent in PDF format and by email to not later than noon on GMT Monday, November 20, 2017.  Applications should include:

A full CV, detailing: career, education and qualifications; teaching experience and research in progress or planned; publications, prizes or awards.
A completed Personal Information Form, with the names and contact details of two referees who can speak with detailed knowledge about the candidate.  Candidates should request their referees to send written references to by the closing date.

In the event of several candidates being shortlisted, it is expected that interviews will be held on the morning of Monday, November 27, 2017.

Please also consider completing an Equal Opportunity Monitoring Form.  Submission of this form is voluntary and does not form part of the selection process, but we would be grateful if you are willing to return it with your application to assist us with our equal opportunity monitoring.