[Opt-net] Reader/Senior Lecturer in Operational Research/Management Science at the University of Southampton

Joerg Fliege J.Fliege at soton.ac.uk
Mon Mar 21 23:52:11 MET 2011

Salary - GBP45,366 - GBP57,021 per annum

School of Mathematics/School of Management, University of Southampton

The LANCS Initiative (see http://www.lancs-initiative.ac.uk) is a £13
million project to expand UK research capacity in the foundations of
Operational Research (OR). LANCS is a collaboration between four of
the leading OR research groups in the UK (Lancaster, Cardiff and
Nottingham are joined with Southampton in the Initiative).

Benefiting from their position within the research-oriented culture of
a Russell Group University, the Schools of Management and Mathematics
are seeking to consolidate strength in Operational Research/Management
Science (OR/MS). Through the LANCS Initiative, three excellent
appointments have already been made at Lecturer level. Applications
are now invited for the post of Reader/Senior Lecturer in OR/MS. All
four of these posts are joint appointments between the two Schools.

You should have a PhD in OR/MS or a related discipline, and an
established high-quality research track record, ideally including
successful research grant applications. You will be expected to have
research expertise (and future research plans) closely aligned to one
of the research themes of the LANCS Initiative, currently Healthcare,
Transportation and Logistics, Optimisation, Stochastic Modelling,
Heuristic Understanding, and Systems to Build Systems. We particularly
welcome applicants with research interests in developing new
methodology that is applicable to actual practical problems.

Experience of teaching, assessment of students and dissertation
project supervision is essential. Duties, as determined by the Heads
of the Schools of Mathematics and Management, will include: conducting
research at international level in OR/MS; applying for externally
funded research grants; actively contributing to the research
activities of the LANCS initiative; and teaching undergraduate and
postgraduate students including the supervision of research students.
As part of the role, you will also be expected to support the
effective management and administration within the two Schools,
including helping to support the junior LANCS staff.

The position is available from 01 September 2011 or as soon as
possible thereafter.

Informal enquiries can be made at any time to:

-Professor Terry Williams, Head of the School of Management, email:
T.M.Williams at soton.ac.uk, tel +44 (0)23 8059 8994

-Professor James Vickers, Head of the School of Mathematics, email:
J.A.Vickers at soton.ac.uk, tel +44 (0)23 8059 5113

-Professor Sally Brailsford, email: S.C.Brailsford at soton.ac.uk, tel.
+44 (0)23 8059 3567

-Professor Chris Potts, email: C.N.Potts at soton.ac.uk, tel. +44 (0)23 8059 3651

Please apply online using the link below, or call 0230 592750. The
closing date for applications is 19 April 2011 at 12.00 noon. As part
of your completed application, you will be required to include
addresses of 3 referees and your full CV.

Interviews are likely to take place at the end of May 2011. As part of
the interview process, candidates will be invited to give a research
presentation. Please quote reference number 5310-11-J in all

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