Fielden Chair in Pure Mathematics

Closing Date : 13/03/2017
Employment Type : Permanent
Duration : Available from 1 September 2017
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering
School/Directorate : School of Mathematics
Division : Pure Mathematics
Hours Per week : 1 FTE
Salary : Professorial scale
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Job Reference : S&E-09440

The School of Mathematics is seeking to appoint to the Fielden Chair in Pure Mathematics, which has become vacant upon the retirement of Professor Alex Wilkie FRS.

We are one of the largest mathematics schools/departments in the UK, and pride ourselves on providing a friendly, supportive and collegial environment to foster world-class research and teaching. The Fielden Chair is the senior professorial position in Pure Mathematics; previous holders include Louis J. Mordell, Max Newman, Frank Adams, Ian Macdonald, Norman Blackburn and Mark Pollicott.

You will have a distinguished track record of research in one or more areas of Pure Mathematics (broadly defined, including Mathematical Logic). You will play a leading role in the life of the School, by providing inspiring leadership in research, and also through appropriate teaching and service activities.

Salary is by negotiation, with scope to fully recognise applicants of the very highest standing. The post is usually full-time, but a part-time appointment may be considered.

The School is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The School holds a Bronze Award for their commitment to the representation of women in the workplace and we particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CV's or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Professor Mark Kambites, Head of Pure Mathematics


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 01565 818 234

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Further Particulars


This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.