Academic postions

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader in Applied Mathematics (2 positions)

Applications are sought for two postions at Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader in Applied Mathematics with research interests with research interests that complement the existing strengths in Continuum Mechanics and Mathematical Biology within the School. Preference may be given to applicants with active research in Magnetohydrodynamics or Mechanics of Materials. It is expected that the postholder will pursue internationally leading research in Applied Mathematics which will contribute to the School’s exciting and ambitious agenda in this area.

The University of Glasgow, established in 1451, is a member of the UK's Russell Group of leading universities. The University is committed to enhancing its position as one of the world's great broad-based research-intensive universities.

Apply online at search for reference 015429.

Closing date: 26 February 2017

Informal enquiries may be directed to the Head of Mathematics:

Professor Ian Strachan (0141 330 2479,


Professor Nicholas Hill (0141 330 5176,


Postdoctoral postions

Please consult the for postdoctoral research webpage alternative funding sources.

Funded Ph.D opportunities

The Maclaurin Scholarship for Postgraduate Research and Teaching

Salary & stipend: £20,000 per annum and Full Fee Waiver £4,183 per annum (Teaching, Grade 6)

This post has been created to provide an opportunity for a talented student to undertake study for a PhD in the mathematical sciences while simultaneously gaining teaching experience by contributing to the School’s extensive teaching programme.  In order to allow research and teaching to be undertaken simultaneously, the post is funded for 5 years.  The salary/stipend is above the standard level of a research studentship to reflect the additional responsibilities involved.  The teaching component of the post will be supported by training and mentoring and it is intended that the job prospects of the post-holder will be enhanced by the extended skills and experience gained.  A PhD project can be pursued in any area of the School’s research interests.

The School has exceptional research breadth and depth across the mathematical sciences and was ranked 8th in the UK for research intensity in REF 2014.  The School employs over 50 researchers and hosts a very lively community of over 50 PhD students.  PhD research projects cover a very wide spread of topics in mathematics and statistics, including interdisciplinary work with a variety of partners inside and outside the University.

Informal enquiries may be directed to the School Postgraduate Tutors: Duncan Lee (Statistics,, Joachim Zacharias (Mathematics,

Learn more about PhD studies in the school and follow the link to apply online.  When applying online please indicate on the application form that you would like to be considered for the Maclaurin Scholarship.

Closing date: 29 January 2017

IAPETUS Doctoral Training Partnership PhD studentship

We are currently seeking candiadates for the PhD project "The generation of the Earth’s magnetic field: the strong-field regime" to be supervised by Dr Céline Guervilly and Dr Graeme Sarson from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Newcastle University and Dr Radostin Simitev, School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Glasgow. The project concerns the geomagnetic field produced deep inside the Earth by motions of the fluid outer core. The aim of this project is to model these processes and explore their details by high-performance numerical simulations. For further details please got to

Please consult the postgraduate webpage for alternative funding sources