Chair in Applied Mathematics – University of Limerick Ireland

Chair in Applied Mathematics – Multiannual

Faculty of Science + Engineering

Department of Mathematics & Statistics, University of Limerick

Chair in Applied Mathematics – Multiannual

Salary scale:  €106,516 – €136,276 p.a.

Further information for applicants and application material is available online from:

The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday, 16th September 2016.

Applications must be completed online before 12 noon, Irish Standard Time on the closing date.

Please email if you experience any difficulties

Applications are welcome from suitably qualified candidates.

The University is an equal opportunities employer and committed to selection on merit.


We are seeking to appoint a Chair in Applied Mathematics in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. This department is responsible for teaching at all levels across the University and also has a thriving research programme. In November 2015 the department was granted an Athena SWAN Bronze award, reflecting its commitment to addressing gender equality.

Applications are invited from leading researchers in any of the following subfields of Applied Mathematics: mechanics, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, mathematical geophysics, numerical analysis, mathematical biology, game theory, probability theory and systems theory.

A commitment to collaborative research with departments and research centres across the University of Limerick is desirable. The Mathematics Applications Consortium for Science and Industry (MACSI) is a research centre based in the department which applies mathematics to diverse real-world problems. Recent examples of MACSI projects include the modelling of moisture absorption on a silicon chip, information diffusion on Twitter-like networks, and valve wear in an alumina refinery. MACSI also works closely with research centres within UL, such as the Dairy Processing Technology Centre (DPTC), the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology Centre (PMTC) and the Synthesis and Solid State Pharmaceutical Centre (SSPC). Other collaborative opportunities within the University include the Bernal Institute, Lero and health-related departments.  Further application areas of interest to the University are outlined in its strategic plan, Broadening Horizons 2015-19.


Research areas of particular strength in the department include mathematical modelling, fluid mechanics, complex systems, differential equations, numerical analysis, inverse problems, optimisation, stochastic dynamics, financial mathematics and statistics.


The successful candidate will have a Doctoral degree (level 10 NFQ) in a relevant discipline, an international research reputation and a significant publication record. A record of achieving research funding and leading a research group is desirable, as is experience of working in collaborative and interdisciplinary projects. The successful candidate should also demonstrate interest and experience in teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.


Eligibility Requirements



  • Doctoral degree (level 10 NFQ) in a relevant discipline
  • Postdoctoral experience in research, industry or academia
  • A significant track record in research and publication in a relevant area of Applied Mathematics



  • A commitment to collaborative research with departments and research centres across the University, in particular MACSI
  • Experience in teaching at undergraduate or postgraduate levels
  • A record of obtaining research funding
  • Evidence of academic leadership in Applied Mathematics
  • A track record of academic/industrial collaboration and/or realising industry funding


As part of their application, candidates are required to submit a statement of research plans (maximum 2 pages) and a statement of teaching experience and interests (maximum 2 pages).


Informal enquiries regarding the post may be directed to:
Dr Sarah Mitchell
Department of Mathematics & Statistics
University of Limerick

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