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Chair / Professor of Discrete Mathematics - QMUL7393

Department: School of Mathematical Sciences
Salary: By Negotiation (in excess of £65k)
Reference: QMUL7393
Date posted: 18-Nov-2015
Closing date: 01-Feb-2016

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Applications are invited for a Professorship in Discrete Mathematics. We are seeking to appoint an outstanding candidate in an applied area of Discrete Mathematics such as Combinatorial Optimization, Network Algorithms and Design, Discrete and Computational Geometry, or the applications of Discrete Mathematics in Operational Research.

The successful applicant will have an outstanding international profile and a world-leading research record together with a track record of applying rigorous research methods to address real-world problems. They will have a record of excellence in leadership including a demonstrable ability to attract funding to their research programme, and be able to lead a research group or develop one within the School. They will also have the ability and flexibility to teach across a range of topics in mathematics at various levels.

Applicants whose work has had a significant impact outside of the university environment are particularly encouraged to apply. 

Queen Mary is one of the UK’s leading research-focused universities. With over 16,000 students, it is amongst the largest of the colleges of the University of London. Queen Mary’s 3,000 staff teach and research across a wide range of subjects in Science and Engineering, the Humanities, Social Sciences and Laws, and Medicine and Dentistry.

Queen Mary has made a strategic commitment to the highest quality of world-class research across all its disciplines. The School of Mathematical Science has a very strong research presence across the spectrum of Pure and Applied Mathematics, including a strong tradition in Combinatorics and a growing research group in Network Analysis.

This is a full time and permanent position starting 1 August 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter. The salary will be negotiable within the Professorial range. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, childcare vouchers scheme, defined benefit pension scheme and interest free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

For full details of the role and selection criteria please refer to the job specification attached.

The School and Athena SWAN Charter for Women in Science

The School holds a departmental Bronze Athena SWAN Award and is a registered supporter of the LMS Good Practice scheme. We are committed to the equality of opportunities and to advancing women’s careers. We have policies to support staff returning from long-term absence, for flexible arrangements for staff with parental responsibilities and for child-care support for the attendance of conferences. As part of the School’s commitment to the Athena SWAN and the LMS Good Practice principles we strongly encourage applications from women.

Please visit for information about the School and for our family friendly policies and parental leave.

Informal enquiries may be made to the Head of School, Professor Boris Khoruzhenko (

To apply, please click the "apply" button on this page. The reference number for this post is QMUL7393.

Please ensure you include with your application a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a teaching statement and a research statement.

The closing date for applications is 1 February 2016.

Interviews are expected to be held on 8 March 2016.

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