UK Nonlinear News, July 1996

Situations Vacant

(See also the THES online: )

Department of Mathematics & Computer Science: University of Dundee

Ivory Chair of Applied Mathematics

The Department intends to enhance its position at the forefront of Applied Mathematics Research and wishes to attract candidates who have an international research reputation and can play a leading role in the further development of Applied Mathematics in this University. We currently attract substantial research funding and were rated 4 in the 1992 RAE. The main research strengths are in Acoustics and Electromagnetic Theory, Applied Analysis and Approximation Theory, Mathematical Biology, Numerical Analysis and Optimisation and we would wish to make an appointment in one of these, or related areas. We have a commitment to maintain and build on current research strengths and other appointments will be made in conjunction with the Chair.

Informal approaches concerning this appointment may be made to Professor G.A. Watson, Department of Mathematics & Computer Science, Tel (01382) 344472, Fax (01382) 345516 or email, Further information can also be obtained on the World Wide Web, starting from the Department home page:

This is a readvertisement following an unsuccessful attempt to fill the post in 1995; previous candidates need not apply as their CV's remain on file.

Applications by & covering letter (12 copies), complete with the names and addresses of 3 referees, should be sent to Personnel Services, University of Dundee, Dundee, DD1 4HN, Tel (01382) 344015. Further particulars are available for this post. Please quote reference EST/78/56/TH. Closing date: 14 September 1996.

The University is an equal opportunities employer.

Source: THES 19th July 1996.

Heriot-Watt University

Chair in Mathematics

Applications are invited for a Chair in Mathematics at Heriot-Watt University, starting on 1 October 1997, or on a prior date to be agreed. This chair is a replacement for Professor J M Ball, FRS, FRSE, who has been appointed to the position of Sedleian Professor of Natural Philosophy at the University of Oxford. Candidates will be expected to have a outstanding profile and provide research leadership in the broad area of modern applicable mathematics. More details will be found on the WWW page

Source: Chris Eilbeck (


Lecturer in Applied Mathematics

Applications are invited for the above post, which is tenable for two years in the first instance. The appointee will be required to teach and to do research. The teaching duties will involve service teaching to students of engineering and earth science and some tutorial work for first year mathematical students. Applicants may have research interests in any field but preference will be given to those whose research interests lie in fields of the Applied Mathematics division of the department. These include environmental mathematics, mathematics relating to engineering applications (rheology, fluid mechanics, etc.), mathematical biology, game theory, dynamical astronomy and numerical analysis.

The salary will probably be on the bottom three points of the lecturer scale. Further details can be obtained informally from Dr M.A. Ball ( Applications should be made to the Director of Personnel (A), Senate House, P.O.Box 147, Liverpool, L69 3BX, by July 26th, 1996.

Source: Mrs. J. Seed (

University of Oxford: Computing Laboratory

Professorship of Numerical Analysis

The electors intend to proceed to an election to the Professorship of Numerical Analysis, which will fall vacant with effect from 1 October 1997, upon the retirement of Professor K.W. Morton.

A non-stripendiary professorial fellowship at Balliol College is attached to the professorship.

Applications (ten copies, or one only from overseas candidates), naming three referees, should be received not later than 16 September 1996, by the Registrar, University Office, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, from whom further particulars may be obtained.

The University is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Source: THES 19th July 1996.

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