UK Nonlinear News, November 1997

Situations Vacant

University of Manchester

Department of Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics is seeking to appoint active researchers to Lectureship positions in Applied Mathematics. These new, permanent posts follow the recent appointment of Professor I. David Abrahams to the Beyer Chair within the Department (from January 1988), and signal Manchester's intention to reassert itself at the forefront of research into classical and developing areas of Applied Mathematics. The Lectureships offer an outstanding opportunity for young mathematicians to develop strong research programmes early in their careers, although the Department will consider more senior appointments for established researchers of exceptional ability. Applications are invited from candidates with strong research records, or who can demonstrate considerable research potential, in any branch of Applied Mathematics. Preference may be shown to applicants who complement or reinforce the Department's existing strengths in continuum mechanics (solid and fluid mechanics, waves), industrial and mathematical modelling, numerical analysis, and mathematical physics, or who will enhance collaborative links with other groups within or outside the University.

Salary is expected to be at an appropriate point on the Lecturer scale (16,045 - 27,985 pounds sterling).

The closing date for applications is November 17, 1997.

Further particulars, and details of the Department can be found at the Web address

Informal enquiries may be directed to either Professor C. T. H. Baker, Head of Department, e-mail:, tel: 0161-275-5800, or Professor I. David Abrahams, e-mail:, tel: 01782 583269.

An application form and a hardcopy of further particulars are available from The Office of the Director of Personnel, University of Manchester, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK, tel: 0161-275-2028, fax: 0161-275-2221, e-mail: Formal applications must be returned to The Director of Personnel. Please quote reference number 532/97.

The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology

Mathematics Department


The Mathematics Department in UMIST is seeking candidates for three permanent lectureships to support research in the following areas:

Applicants should be able to make a strong contribution to research in at least one of these areas.

Informal enquiries can be made to

Prof. J.W. Dold
(Telephone: 0161-200-3654, or e-mail: or

Prof. D.S. Broomhead
(Telephone: 0161-200-3680, or e-mail:
Details are also available on the internet (

Commencing salary will be on the lecturer scale (16,045 to 27,985 per annum).

Application forms and further details are available from:

The Personnel Office
PO Box 88
M60 1QD
[ Telephone: (+44/0)-161-200-4054 ]
[ FAX: (+44/0)-161-200-4037 ]

Please quote reference MAT/A/146.

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 14th November 1997.

UMIST is an equal opportunity employer.

University of Michigan

Department of Mathematics

Interdisciplinary Mathematics: Assistant Professor positions

University of Michigan - Department of Mathematics - Interdisciplinary Mathematics: Assistant Professor positions are available through an Interdisciplinary Initiative in the Department of Mathematics. Positions supported by NSF award to Michigan Research Group. The positions are intended to be three years in duration with a two course per year teaching load. In addition to a strong mathematical background, successful candidates will have a research program with links to areas outside mathematics such as engineering or the natural sciences. The Mathematics Department at Michigan has an active group in interdisciplinary mathematics; areas of research include fluid dynamics and numerical analysis, control theory and mechanics, mathematical biology, mathematical physics, algorithms and complexity, optics, and finance.

Applications, including a vita, brief statement of research interests and interdisciplinary activities, and four letters of recommendation (one specifically commenting on teaching) should be sent to: Interdisciplinary Initiative, Department of Mathematics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1109. For full consideration complete applications should be received before January 15, 1998.

For more info on University of Michigan Department of Mathematics, see (

The University of Michigan is a nondiscriminatory affirmative action employer.

Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of New Mexico

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Subject to administrative and budgetary approval, the Department anticipates that two tenure-track appointments will be made in the Fall of 1998.

One appointment is to be in applied mathematics. We are interested in outstanding candidates at the assistant professor level in applied analysis. Preference will be given to applicants with research interests in the areas of fluid dynamics, solid mechanics, material sciences, or mathematical biology, but other areas of applied analysis will also be considered. Exceptionally well-qualified senior candidates may also be considered. Minimal qualifications include a Ph.D. in applied mathematics or mathematics and post-doctoral experience. Selection criteria include research accomplishments as well as potential interactions and contributions to the research interests of the Department and its educational program.

The Department currently has 33 faculty members and an active and expanding graduate program. Many faculty members have research ties with Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories. The Department is closely associated with the Maui HPCC, a national center committed to the development of scalable processing technologies. Additional information is available at

Applicants should send a Curriculum Vitae and arrange to have 3 letters of recommendation sent to:

Search Committee, (specify applied)
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
The University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

We shall begin reviewing applications on December 1, 1997. Candidates providing an electronic mail address will be informed when their application is complete. The University of New Mexico is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

Source: Dynamics Notes Volume 1997: Number 003.

Department of Physics and Astronomy, Northwestern

The Department of Physics and Astronomy is seeking outstanding candidates for a tenure track assistant professor level position in the field of experimental or theoretical physics of complex systems (non-linear physics, statistical physics, turbulence, classical and quantum chaos, and related complex systems in physics). The appointment would start September 1998. There are excellent opportunities for initiating and developing research programs in physics at Northwestern (for more information, see Successful candidate will be expected to teach effectively at all levels. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and the names of four references to Professor R.E. Taam, Chair, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208-3112. Applications should be sent by December 15, 1997 to receive full consideration. Northwestern University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Members of minority groups and women are especially encouraged to apply.

Source: Dynamics Notes Volume 1997: Number 003.

Department of Mathematics, University of Notre Dame

The Department of Mathematics of the University of Notre Dame invites applications for a position in the field of Stochastic Analysis starting August 26, 1998. Of special interest are candidates with expertise in Stochastic Control, Stochastic Optimisation, or Stochastic Differential Equations. The position is at the tenure track level, but a tenured appointment may be possible for an exceptional candidate. The teaching load is one course one semester and two courses the other semester. The salary is competitive. Applications, including a curriculum vitae, a letter of application, and a completed AMS standard cover sheet, should be sent to: Alexander J. Hahn, Chair, Department of Mathematics, University of Notre Dame. Applicants should also arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be sent to the chair. These letters should address the applicant's research accomplishments and supply evidence that the applicant has the ability to teach articulately and effectively. Notre Dame is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are urged to apply. The evaluation of candidates will begin December 1.

Source: Dynamics Notes Volume 1997: Number 003.

University of St Andrews

It is anticipated that the University of St Andrews will seek to make an appointment of a LECTURESHIP in Applied Mathematics, for the 1998/99 academic year. Interested persons are asked to contact Prof Bernard Roberts [] for further details when they become available in late November. No details are available now.

Source:Prof B Roberts, Mathematical and Computational Sciences, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9SS, Scotland.

University of Bristol

Department of Engineering Mathematics

Lectureship in Applied Nonlinear Mathematics

In the next few weeks the Department of Engineering Mathematics will be advertising a new permanent lectureship position. The appointee will be expected to have strong potential to develop their own research in any aspect of nonlinear mathematics and its applications. Current specialisms within the Applied Nonlinear Mathematics Group ( include piecewise-smooth dynamics and applications to earthquake engineering and power electronic, global bifurcations, nonlinear waves, nonlinear elastic buckling, numerical bifurcation theory, liquid crystal dynamics, control of chaos, neural networks, general continuum mechanics, nonlinear optics. The new lecturer will also be expected to contribute to the teaching of the department.

Informal inquiries are welcome to or, but please do not send CVs etc. at this stage.

Source: Alan Champneys (

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