Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer

The Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics
University of Cape Town
Cape Town
South Africa
Job Description: 

University of Cape Town

Faculty of Science

Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer

The Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics is a large and dynamic establishment with over thirty faculty members. We seek to make two new appointments in Pure Mathematics as soon as possible. Applications are sought for two posts at the level of Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer.

Candidates must be in possession of a PhD in the Mathematical Sciences and are expected to have a strong research track record, which must show evidence of independence and leadership.

Applications in all areas of Pure Mathematics will be considered. We are however particularly seeking active researchers whose research field complements and strengthens the existing research in our Department in Algebra, Analysis, Discrete Mathematics related to Computer Science, and Geometry. The Department intends filling one of the posts with an Algebraist.

Candidates should indicate for which level of position they are applying. Level of appointment will be commensurate with experience and standing of applicants; at Associate Professor level, a record of Postgraduate supervision would normally be expected.

The successful applicants will be expected to teach not only in their areas of research, but also service courses offered to other Faculties such as Engineering and Commerce, to contribute to the administration of the Department and its courses, to supervise students and to attract research funding.

The annual remuneration packages, including benefits, are as follows:

• Associate Professor: R663 359
• Senior Lecturer: R562 173

Application process:

To apply, please e-mail the completed UCT Application form (HR201) and all other relevant documentation as indicated on the form, with the subject line “SL/AP - MAM”, followed by the reference number, to Ms Melanie Falken at

Address: Staff Recruitment & Selection, University of Cape Town, Private Bag X3, Rondebosch 7700

Telephone: +27 21 650-5764

Departmental website:

The application form can be downloaded at

An application which does not comply with the above requirements may be regarded as incomplete.

Reference number for this position: SR463/13

Closing date for applications: 30 April 2013

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Job Categories: 
Universities and colleges
South Africa, Associate Professor, Senior Lecturer, Cape Town, Pure Mathematics, Mathematical Sciences, Geometry, Research
Deadline for Application: 
Apr 30 2013