Assistant Professor in Mathematical Physics (including Quantum Information) at the University of Nottingham [permanent position]

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

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Assistant Professor in Mathematical Physics (Job Ref: SCI037516)
School of Mathematical Sciences, The University of Nottingham
Job Type: Research & Teaching (permanent)
Salary: £34576 to £46414 per annum, depending on skills and experience. Salary progression subject to performance.

Applications are invited from outstanding candidates for the above post. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute substantially to maintaining and enhancing the School’s high standards in teaching and research.

Candidates should hold a PhD (or equivalent) in Mathematics or a related subject and have a commitment to high-quality teaching in mathematics to a broad range of students across science and engineering. The post-holder will undertake original research of international excellence in mathematical physics and related areas of pure mathematics, complementing existing activity within the School. Priority will be given to research in mathematical physics that has the potential to contribute to the creation of new mathematics.

The REF 2014 results place the School in the top 10 nationally within Mathematical Sciences for 'research power' and 'research quality'; with 32% of its research recognised as world-leading and a further 56% as internationally excellent. Its research environment was classified as 75% world-leading in vitality and sustainability, with the remaining 25% internationally excellent, reflecting the outstanding setting the School provides for its academic staff as well as its postdoctoral and postgraduate researchers. Overall the University of Nottingham is ranked 8th in the UK in terms of Research Power. In recognition of its commitment to promoting women in science, the University of Nottingham is one of a small number of universities to hold a Silver Athena SWAN Award.

The School holds major research grants worth £15M in total value across the full range of its activities; it runs several series of research seminars, as well as numerous study groups for PhD students. The School also has intensive collaborative links with research groups and centres around the world. The School participates in the UK MAGIC group which runs a wide range of postgraduate-level lecture courses in mathematics, using Access Grid video-conferencing technology across 19 UK universities.

The Mathematical Physics research group (hosting 3 ERC Grantees) has research interests in quantum disordered systems, wave chaos, gravity and quantum gravity, quantum information and associated mathematics such as random matrices, topology and geometry including non-commutative geometry, quantum statistics and category theory. Colleagues in the Number Theory and Geometry research group are also interested in the connections from mathematical physics to number theory, algebraic geometry and representation theory.

This post is available from 1 September 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter.

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