Reader/Senior Lecturer in Operational Research/Management Science

Salary - GBP45,366 - GBP57,021 per annum

School of Mathematics/School of Management, University of Southampton

The LANCS Initiative (see is a £13 million project to expand UK research capacity in the foundations of Operational Research (OR). LANCS is a collaboration between four of the leading OR research groups in the UK (Lancaster, Cardiff and Nottingham are joined with Southampton in the Initiative).

Benefiting from their position within the research-oriented culture of a Russell Group University, the Schools of Management and Mathematics are seeking to consolidate strength in Operational Research/Management Science (OR/MS). Through the LANCS Initiative, three excellent appointments have already been made at Lecturer level. Applications are now invited for the post of Reader/Senior Lecturer in OR/MS. All four of these posts are joint appointments between the two Schools.

You should have a PhD in OR/MS or a related discipline, and an established high-quality research track record, ideally including successful research grant applications. You will be expected to have research expertise (and future research plans) closely aligned to one of the research themes of the LANCS Initiative, currently Healthcare, Transportation and Logistics, Optimisation, Stochastic Modelling, Heuristic Understanding, and Systems to Build Systems. We particularly welcome applicants with research interests in developing new methodology that is applicable to actual practical problems.

Experience of teaching, assessment of students and dissertation project supervision is essential. Duties, as determined by the Heads of the Schools of Mathematics and Management, will include: conducting research at international level in OR/MS; applying for externally funded research grants; actively contributing to the research activities of the LANCS initiative; and teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students including the supervision of research students. As part of the role, you will also be expected to support the effective management and administration within the two Schools, including helping to support the junior LANCS staff.

The position is available from 01 September 2011 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Informal enquiries can be made at any time to:

-Professor Terry Williams, Head of the School of Management, email:, tel +44 (0)23 8059 8994

-Professor James Vickers, Head of the School of Mathematics, email:, tel +44 (0)23 8059 5113

-Professor Sally Brailsford, email:, tel. +44 (0)23 8059 3567

-Professor Chris Potts, email:, tel. +44 (0)23 8059 3651

Please apply online using the link below, or call 0230 592750. The closing date for applications is 19 April 2011 at 12.00 noon. As part of your completed application, you will be required to include addresses of 3 referees and your full CV.

Interviews are likely to take place at the end of May 2011. As part of the interview process, candidates will be invited to give a research presentation. Please quote reference number 5310-11-J in all correspondence.

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