Manchester Metropolitan University is one of the UK's largest and most popular Universities. The Department of Computing and Mathematics is a large and successful unit in the Faculty of Science and Engineering. It is committed to achieving high quality teaching, research and enterprise. The Department saw improvements in REF 2014 outcomes in all the units of assessments in which members were submitted, and we are committed to improving further the quality and volume of research for the next research assessment exercise. The Department has a long track record of securing grants from research councils, EU and government backed bodies. Several new opportunities exist for research collaboration in Data Analytics, Data Science, Big Data, Operational Research/Optimisation and Complex Systems; the University has committed significant investment to a new Big Data Centre, in which the School plays a central role, and we have made a strategic Professorial appointment in Complex Systems. One of our key strategic drivers is to grow the Advanced Computational Science Research Centre ahead of REF2021, and we would expect the appointee to contribute to this.
The Department’s BSc (Hons) and MMath (Hons) Mathematics degrees are approved by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, it is an educational affiliate of the British Computing Society and a member of the Oracle Academy. Computing degrees are professionally accredited by the BCS. We have ten state-of-the-art teaching laboratories equipped with high-end PCs, Apple Macs and specialist software tools which work on Windows, Linux and Mac OS. Research laboratories have advanced graphics workstations and GPU clusters.
You will teach on undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the Department using pedagogic approaches that deliver a first class student experience and undertake high quality research in the above areas. You will receive support that will enable you to develop your research and/or enterprise activity including applying for funding. You will teach in the specialist areas of Statistics, Financial Mathematics and/or Operational Research and you will be expected to contribute flexibly to teaching these subjects across a range of levels and the foundation year.
We are seeking applications from individuals who have expertise in Statistics, Financial Mathematics and/or Operational Research techniques that are relevant for the emerging fields of data science and data analytics. Hands on experience of using statistics or operational research software, for example SAS, R or Xpress, is essential. You will have a PhD in Mathematics or a related discipline and have a well-defined research or enterprise plan that aligns with existing work in the Department. The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to advancing existing research areas and be capable of delivering a high quality student experience.
For further information please contact Deputy Head of Department, Dr Norman Ellis ([email protected]) or Dr Stephen Lynch ([email protected]) or Head of Department, Dr Darren Dancey ([email protected]).
To apply: Please attach your CV and covering letter to the online portal detailing how you meet the person specificat