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Associate Professor in Operational Research

Operational Research

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £51,034 to £64,145 per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Tuesday 24 September 2019
Interview Date:   Monday 11 November 2019
Reference:  1175319PJ

Benefiting from its position within the research-oriented culture of a Russell Group University, the School of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Southampton has an opening for the full time permanent post of Associate Professor in Operational Research.  

The successful candidate will also be a member of CORMSIS, the Centre for Operational Research, Management Science and Information Systems (, that brings together the Operational Research Group in Mathematical Sciences and the Department of Decision, Analytics and Risk in the Southampton Business School. CORMSIS is the largest OR/MS/IS groups in the UK, covering the whole spectrum of current OR/MS/IS activity from theoretical mathematical developments to problem structuring and knowledge management.

Strong applicants should demonstrate a doctorate and postdoctoral experience in Operational Research or a related discipline as well as the ability or potential to obtain peer-reviewed funding.  You should be able to demonstrate a high-quality research track-record with plans for future research activity.  The postholder is expected to have research expertise or experience closely aligned to CORMSIS, as well as experience of teaching, assessment of students and dissertation project supervision.  Duties, as determined by the Head of Mathematical Sciences will include: conducting research at world-leading level in OR; applying for externally funded research grants; contributing to the research activities of Southampton Mathematical Sciences and CORMSIS; and teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students.  As part of the role, you will also be expected to support effective management and administration within Mathematical Sciences. We particularly welcome applicants with a strong analytical background.

As part of the interview process, candidates will be invited to give a research presentation.

Informal enquiries can be made at any time to: Professor Joerg Fliege (

The School of Mathematical Sciences is committed to promoting equality and diversity, and holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award demonstrating this commitment. We welcome applicants from all sections of the community, regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability or sexual orientation, and will give due consideration to applicants seeking flexible working patterns and to those who have taken a career break. The University has a generous maternity policy and onsite childcare facilities, and offers a range of benefits designed to help maintain and support employees' well-being and work-life balance.

Application Procedure

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Hannah Farrance (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2507. Please quote reference 1175319PJ on all correspondence.

Athena SWAN Bronze Award holder: Mathematical Sciences and S3RI

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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