Corfield Lectureship and Fellowship in Mathematics

Salary: £35,811-£48,743

Applications are invited for the Corfield Lectureship to commence on 1 September 2016 or by agreement. This is a linked post with Murray Edwards College, and the successful applicant will also be elected to an Official Fellowship of that College. Appointment will be made at an appropriate point on the University scale and will be for a probationary period of five years with appointment to the retiring age thereafter, subject to satisfactory performance.

Applicants should hold a PhD in Mathematics or equivalent and be able to demonstrate an outstanding research record in an area of Pure Mathematics. The post also involves research and other activities aimed at promoting women’s participation and achievement in Mathematics. The successful applicant will have a genuine interest in and commitment to developing the role of women in Mathematics, and an interest in establishing innovative, evidence-based programmes that will target women at all levels (school and college, University and beyond). In addition, the successful candidate will need to demonstrate the potential to be a strong role model to female mathematicians

Applicants will be expected to give undergraduate and masters-level lectures, taking feedback from students and providing them with career or pastoral advice, and perform other usual departmental duties such as those associated with examinations. They will be expected to investigate new areas of research and funding opportunities, and submit grant applications. They will also be required to write papers for publication, attend conferences, network with national/international colleagues and give presentations. As a Fellow of Murray Edwards College, the successful applicant will also engage in teaching and some other agreed duties within the College. 

Informal enquiries about the position may be made to Professor Gabriel Paternain (Head of Department - email: or to Dr Juliet Foster (Senior Tutor of Murray Edwards College - e-mail:

Further information for applicants is available at

To submit an application for this vacancy, please click on the link in the 'Apply online' button of the advert published on the University of Cambridge's Job Opportunities pages. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

You will need to upload full curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, list of publications and the contact details of three academic referees. Please ensure that your referees are aware that they will be contacted by the Mathematics HR Office Administrator to request that they upload a reference for you to our Web Recruitment System.

Please quote reference LF07381 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University of Cambridge values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of gender but, as women are currently under-represented within this field, we would encourage applications from female mathematicians. Appointment will be based on merit alone.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.


Job location: 
Centre for Mathematical Sciences
Wilberforce Road
United Kingdom
Contact and application information
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Contact name: 
Maths HR Office
Contact email: