Neumann Fellowships in Pure Mathematics (2 posts available)

Job Reference : S&E-13969
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date (DD-MM-YYYY) : 17/06/2019
Salary : £40,792 to £50,132 per annum
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering
Division : Pure Mathematics
Hours Per week : Full time
Contract Duration : 2 years from 1 October 2019 until 30 September 2021 (Leading to permanent role)

Applications are invited for 2 Neumann Fellowships in Pure Mathematics, which are two year research fellowships, continuing to permanent academic appointments subject to satisfactory performance and probation requirements.

The positions will start in October 2019, or at another mutually agreed date. They are typically full-time, but applications from individuals seeking part time, job share or flexible working arrangements are also welcome.


The Fellows’ primary duty will be conducting high quality research in pure mathematics; it is expected that each Fellow will develop a research programme which tackles fundamental and difficult areas of the subject. Fellows will have limited teaching and administrative duties, typically lecturing one course per year. They will contribute to the rich research life of the School of Mathematics, for example by hosting conferences and supervising PhD students. Substantial funds will be available to support research and travel expenses. Fellows will also be encouraged to spend time on activities and initiatives to promote equality and diversity in mathematics, and achievements in this area will be fully recognised. At the end of the fellowship, subject to satisfactory performance and probation requirements, Fellows will transition to full academic roles with standard teaching and administration responsibilities.


The successful applicants will be pure mathematicians of outstanding ability and/or potential, who are seeking a friendly, vibrant, supportive and collegial environment in which to develop an academic career.  Applicants should have (or expect shortly to obtain) a PhD or equivalent, and a research track record commensurate with career stage (with allowance made for career breaks) in any area of pure mathematics (broadly defined, including in particular mathematical logic). Applications are especially welcome from candidates with an interest in, or experience of, promoting and advancing equality and diversity within mathematics.


The School of Mathematics and University are committed to the well-being and work-life balance of all staff. In addition to our attractive rewards and benefits we have a suite of family-friendly policies covering flexible working, career breaks and entitlement to enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave which are applicable to all employees. For more details on these and other benefits

The School is fully committed to Athena SWAN principles including the promotion of gender equality in science and is a supporter of the LMS Good Practice Scheme; for more details of our activities in this area see


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

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Dr Charles Eaton, Pure Mathematics Research Lead


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

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.