UK Nonlinear News, February 1998

Situations Vacant

University of Edinburgh

Scientific Director

Maxwell Institute for High Performance Computing Applications

Applications are invited from individuals of high academic standing to lead the scientific research programme of a new multi-disciplinary institute devoted to the use of high powered computing (HPC) in science. A permanent appointment will be available at professorial level in an academic department appropriate to the field of the successful candidate. Salary will be on the AR4 scale: #35,151 - #59,050 pa.

For an appointment in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics , expertise in aspects of the theory and/or development of algorithms and/or their applications in the physical, biological or other sciences would be an advantage. The Department makes substantial use of HPC in Optimisation and Stellar Dynamics. The recent appointment of Professor A.J. MacIntyre FRS will develop collaboration with Informatics on the mathematical foundations of randomised, geometric and other algorithms.

The Maxwell Institute will bring together leading researchers in different disciplines for six-month workshops on scientific topics enabled by HPC, exploiting the facilities and expertise of the Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre. Up to eight new lectureship appointments in related areas and a visitor programme are also being funded.

The successful candidate will be expected to undertake normal academic duties of research, teaching and administration. The additional appointment as Director will be a secondment for four years in the first instance, subject to renewal by mutual agreement.

Informal enquiries should be made in the first instance to Professor R.D. Kenway, email:, tel: +44 131 650 5245.

Information may be obtained from the Internet at and

Further particulars, including details of the application procedure, should be obtained from the Personnel Department, University of Edinburgh, 1 Roxburgh Street, Edinburgh EH8 9TB, Scotland, tel: +44 131 650 2511 (24 hour answering service), email:, or at the web address

Closing date: 9 March, 1998.

Please quote reference number 896055.

Source: John Martin (

University of Liverpool

Chair of Applied Mathematics

Department of Mathematical Sciences

Applications are invited for the Chair of Applied Mathematics, tenable from 1 October 1998.

Applied Mathematics is a constituent division of the Department of Mathematical Sciences, the others being Pure Mathematics, Statistics and Operational Research, and Theoretical Physics. In the last RAE Applied Mathematics achieved a grade 4 rating. As part of a major commitment to improve further the division's research performance the University wishes to make an appointment to the Chair of Applied Mathematics which has been vacant for several years and seeks candidates, from any area of Applied Mathematics, who will give a strong research lead to the division. The University is also making two additional lecturer posts to be appointed following the appointment of the successful candidate to the Chair.

Informal enquiries may be made to the Dean of the Faculty of Science, Professor Tony Harris on 0151 794 3563 or to the head of the Department, Professor Bill Bruce on 0151 794 4062, email:

Quote Ref: B/863
Closing Date: 27 February 1998

Further particulars and details of the application procedure may be requested from the Director of Personnel, The University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 3BX on 0151 794 2210 or via email:

Source: Mike Ball (

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