UK Nonlinear News, February 1998

Situations Vacant

Cambridge University

Faculty of Mathematics

A lectureship is available in the Faculty of Mathematics, University of Cambridge, for appointment in an area of joint interest to the two departments, DPMMS and DAMTP. Dynamical Systems is a prime candidate area. The appointment will be for 3 years in the first instance and can start on 1 April 1998. Applications (including curriculum vitae, publications list and names, addresses and email addresses of not more than 3 referees) should be sent to Dr. V. Chamberlain, Secretary to the Faculty of Mathematics, DAMTP, Silver St, Cambridge CB3 9EW, to arrive no later than 23 February 1998.

Source: Robert MacKay

University of Edinburgh

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Applications are invited for three lectureships, one permanent (subject to the usual tenure review), one for five years in the first instance and one for a fixed term of three years. The appointments will be on the lecturer scale A (#16,045 - #21,016) or scale B (#21,894 - #27,985).

The Department seeks candidates with a record of high quality research and promising research plans who will interact effectively with developments in the Department and the Faculty, and contribute actively to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in a branch of Applied Mathematics, Optimisation, Probability/Stochastic Analysis, Financial Mathematics or the Mathematics of Computation, though very strong candidates in other areas will be actively considered. For at least one position, expertise in the theory and/or development of algorithms would be an advantage, whether from the point of view of modelling, implementation in high-powered computing, numerical analysis, optimisation (combinatorial, stochastic or global), or the mathematical foundations of geometric, randomised or other algorithms.

The Department is co-operating in the interdisciplinary Maxwell Institute for the scientific application of high-powered computing. With the recent appointment of Professor A.J. Macintyre FRS to a Chair of Mathematical Logic, the Department will also increase its collaboration with Informatics. Some appointees may contribute to MSc courses in Financial Mathematics and in Operational Research and Management Sciences both of which have allocated EPSRC Advanced Course Studentships.

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr J. Martin, tel: +44 131 650 5062, fax: +44 131 650 6553 or email: Information may be obtained from the Internet at

Particulars of appointment, including details of the application procedure, should be obtained from Recruitment, The Personnel Department, 1 Roxburgh Street, Edinburgh EH8 9TB, Scotland, tel: 0131 650 2511 (24 hour answering service) or email:

Particulars may be obtained from the Internet at and the application forms (11A and 18) at

Closing date for receipt of applications is 9 March 1998.

Please quote reference number 896054.

Source: John Martin (

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States.

Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics,

Applications are invited for up to two tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level in the Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics beginning August 1998. Research in the Department involves analytical, computational and experimental investigations of the mechanics of solids and fluids. The successful candidates will be able to interact constructively with established research programs in the Department. One position is available in the general area of solid mechanics with particular emphasis on the interface between solid mechanics and materials science. A second position is anticipated in modeling and computation of reactive flows and/or energetic materials. This hiree should be able to carry out research relevant to the new Center for Simulation of Advanced Rockets in the College of Engineering in the area of fluid mechanics of combustion and detonation. Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree and be well qualified to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, to supervise M.Sc. and Ph.D. theses, and to build a strong research program. Salary will depend on qualifications. In order to ensure full consideration applications must be received by March 1, 1998. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. Interested persons should submit a detailed CV including a full list of publications, a statement of interests in research with an outline of recent and anticipated activities, a statement about teaching experience, and the names of at least five references. Correspondence and requests for additional information should be directed to:

Professor Hassan Aref,
Head, Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics,
104 S. Wright St.,
University of Illinois,
Urbana IL 61801-2983;
telephone: (217) 333-2329.

The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.

University of Surrey

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

This Lectureship in Mathematics is one of a group of Lectureships awarded by the Foundation Fund which is supported by the University's Research Park. The Lectureship is research-oriented and has a minimal teaching and administration load for the first three years.

Applications are invited from candidates with a strong research background in any branch of nonlinear applied or pure mathematics. Candidates which resonate and broaden the research profile of the current nonlinear mathematics research group are particularly encouraged to apply.

The closing date for applications is 6 February 1998. An application consists of curriculum vitae (2 copies) and the names and addresses of three referees and should be sent to the University's Personnel Office. Further particulars for the post may be obtained from the Personnel Office (CVC), University of Surrey, Guildford, GU2 5XH, or by telephone at (01483)-259279.

See the following website for an html advert with links to the group and the Personnel Office:

Source: Tom Bridges (

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