Associate Lecturer in Mathematics / Departmental Computer Officer

The Department of Mathematics is seeking to appoint a 0.5 Associate Lecturer / 0.5 Departmental Computer Officer. The successful candidate will provide teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level, especially in modules involving computational and numerical projects.  As departmental computer officer, you will co-ordinate the purchase, installation and maintenance of the department’s computer equipment, and represent the department on appropriate committees and user groups.


The main responsibilities are:

  • To lecture, lead seminars, tutorials and other forms of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching
  • To develop and apply innovative and appropriate teaching techniques and material which create interest, understanding and enthusiasm amongst students
  • To carry out on-going curriculum review, including module content and materials and contribute to the development of teaching and learning strategies
  • To undertake effectively a range of administrative responsibilities

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

  • You will have a postgraduate qualification (ideally a PhD), or equivalent professional experience.  You should also hold an appropriate academic professional and teaching qualification or a willingness to complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice.
  • You will have extensive specialist knowledge of mathematical software and programming languages, sufficient to develop teaching and provide relevant learning support to students across different levels of academic ability.
  • You will have experience of teaching in HE at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level, using different delivery techniques to enthuse and engage students.  You will be able to demonstrate the ability to successfully plan and design teaching material.  You will also have the ability to supervise the work of students, provide advice on study skills and assist with learning problems.
  • You will have highly developed communication skills to engage effectively with a wide ranging audience, both orally and in writing, using a range of media.

Enquiries may be made to Prof Niall MacKay ( or Dr Henning Bostelmann (

To apply, please complete the application form by clicking on the relevant 'Apply Now' link here.

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