UK Nonlinear News, October 1996

Situations Vacant

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University College Cork

Chair/Professorship of Applied Mathematics

Applications are invited for the above vacant post within the newly-formed School which comprises the Departments of Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Statistics. Applicants should have an internationally recognised record of achievement in research, preferably in an area of main-stream Applied Mathematics such as fluid or solid mechanics, electromagnetism and optics, acoustics and wave phenomena, or dynamical systems but other applied areas involving mathematical model building will also be considered. An interest in nonlinear problems will be especially welcome. Substantial teaching experience will also be sought. The appointee will be expected to provide leadership by example and initiative, to promote excellence in teaching, research and consultancy, and to undertake administration. The post will include a commitment to act as Head of the Department of Applied Mathematics or as Chairman of the School of Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Statistics, if appointed by the Governing Body.

The main areas of interest in the current Department of Applied Mathematics include solid and fluid mechanics, computational mechanics, applied numerical analysis, nonlinear optics, modelling and computation, mathematically intensive software development. There is a commitment to build on current strengths, and two other permanent academic appointments will be made in conjunction with the Chair. The School offers well-established undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in the Faculties of Science and Arts, as well as contributing to many other courses across a wide range of disciplines.

University College Cork was founded in 1845 and is a constituent college of the National University of Ireland. George Boole was its first Professor of Mathematics.It now has over 10,000 full-time students, including some 2,000 postgraduates, and operates on an academic year basis from October to June. UCC derives a significant fraction of its income from external research, especially from European Union funding agencies. Both staff and students include a wide range of nationalities. The campus is located on a compact site within walking distance of the city centre. Cork is a dynamic city of 200,000 people, served by an international airport and possessing a great variety of social or sporting activities, cultural opportunities and outdoor pursuits.

The appointment will ideally be made by April 1997 and the appointee preferably in place by September 1997, although this date is subject to negotiation. The salary scale for Professors is IRL45,207-53,835 p.a. (IRL1 = UKL1.04 = US$ 1.60 approx.)

Applicants should complete a standard application form and send it, together with a curriculum vitae and the names and brief biographies of three referees, to

    Academic Appointments
    Personnel Office
    University College, Cork, Ireland
  Tel (+353 21) 90 23 64, fax (+353 21) 27 15 68, email
from whom application forms and other official details may be obtained.

See also the following Worldwide Web address where application forms can be accessed. A brief statement describing the significance of the candidate's research, and copies of up to three of his/her most important publications, should also be included. For informal or technical discussions, please contact the Chairman of the Search Committee

   Professor Patrick D Barry
   Department of Mathematics
   University College, Cork, Ireland
  Tel (+353 21) 90 22 75,  fax (+353 21) 90 31 06, email
Closing date for receipt of completed applications: 30 November 1996.

UCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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