VACANCY: Professor of Applied Mathematics, Ireland

TITLE OF POST: Professor of Applied Mathematics.

LOCATION: University of Limerick

SALARY SCALE: €114,740 – €140,961 p.a.



  • Doctoral degree (level 10NFQ) in a relevant discipline


Teaching, research and academic leadership in Applied Mathematics.


We are seeking to appoint a Professor of 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, complex networks, 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 new smart manufacturing SFI funded centre Confirm, 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 10NFQ) 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.

 Essential Criteria:

  • Doctoral degree (level 10NFQ) in a relevant discipline
  • Post doctoral experience in research, industry or academia
  • A significant track record in research and publication in a relevant area of Applied Mathematics
  • Submission of a statement of research plans (maximum 2 pages) and a statement of teaching experience and interests (maximum 2 pages)

Desirable Criteria:

  • 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 competitive research funding
  • Evidence of academic leadership in Applied Mathematics
  • A track record of academic/industrial collaboration and/or realising industry funding

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

Apply via the HR website

SFI Starting Investigator Research Grant

Science Foundation Ireland is seeking applications for the Starting Investigator Research Grant (SIRG)

SIRG  aims to support excellent postdoctoral researchers and others who are yet to hold an independent research post in taking the initial steps towards a fully independent research career.

The SIRG award provides an opportunity for excellent early-career-stage investigators to carry out their own research project in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

The award provides a contribution to the salary for the Starting Investigator (SI) and also provides funding for a postgraduate student, who will be primarily supervised by the SI. The SI will work with an associated mentor, who will provide the necessary support and infrastructure for the project to take place. €425,000 direct costs over a period of four years and covers the salary of the SI and the stipend and fees of a postgraduate student.

One of SFI’s Agenda 2020 KPI targets is to increase the proportion of female award holders to 30% by 2020. Research Bodies will be permitted to put forward a maximum of 12 candidates for the submission of a proposal to the SFI SIRG Programme 2018. A maximum of six candidates, out of the 12 permitted from each eligible research body, may be male candidates.

If you are a postdoctoral researcher with a track record in the area of applied mathematics or statistics and are interested in applying to this programme with MACSI at the University of Limerick please contact with your CV.  An eligibility is available here.