Chapman Fellow in Mathematics

Imperial College London

Job description
Job summary

Applications are invited for Chapman Fellowships in the Department of Mathematics, commencing September 2024. There are several positions available, which will each be fixed term for 2 years. These posts provide an excellent opportunity for those seeking to pursue an academic career in Mathematics.

Duties and responsibilities

The Chapman Fellows will produce independent and original research within the Department of Mathematics, submit publications to refereed journals, and help with teaching and administration. The post holders will be expected to undertake a self-directed program of research and scholarship, play a role in the national and international Mathematics community, in addition to teaching students at undergraduate level. They will also take a role in MSc teaching where appropriate.

Essential requirements

The essential requirements for this post are as follows:

  • PhD (or equivalent) in Mathematics or a closely related subject
  • A proven research record in Mathematics, in one of the fields of Applied Mathematics, Pure Mathematics, Statistics (any area, but particularly machine learning) or Mathematical Finance
  • The potential for strong leadership qualities in the subject, as illustrated, for example, through showing initiative on research projects.
  • An outstanding research record commensurate with their level of experience as demonstrated, for example, through an outstanding thesis, publications, conference presentations etc.
  • An exceptional ability in the chosen research area.
  • The ability to contribute significantly to the research environment of the Department of Mathematics as demonstrated, for example, through a proven track record of successful research interaction.
  • The ability to teach Mathematics at Undergraduate and Postgraduate level, as shown by a good level in written and verbal communication skills together with the ability to give effective presentations.

Further information

Further information about Imperial College London, the Department of Mathematics can be found at:

There are several positions available for a fixed duration of 2 years.

*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £40,694 – £43,888 per annum

Hybrid working may be considered for this role and the role holder may be expected to work 60% or more of their time onsite, with 40% the minimum time spent onsite.  The opportunity for hybrid working will be discussed at interview.

In addition to completing the online application, candidates should upload following documents:

  • Supporting Statement
  • Research Report
  • Teaching Report
  • Publications

Please indicate on the application form which section you would like to apply for. Applied, Pure, Stats, Finance.

If you have any queries about the posts, please contact the relevant section coordinator:

Applied (Dr Michele Coti-Zelati [email protected] ), Pure: contact to be confirmed. Stats (Dr Ed Cohen [email protected] ), Finance (Prof Johannes Karbe-Muhle [email protected] ) or the Chair of the four panels (Sebastian van Strien [email protected] )

You may also want to contact somebody in the department whose research is close to yours.

Interview dates: January 2024 (depending on the section panel)


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