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					     DARBY FELLOWSHIP (FIXED TERM) IN APPLIED MATHEMATICS

Lincoln College invites applications for a five-year, non-renewable, Darby
Fellowship in Applied Mathematics with effect from 1 October 2012 until 30
September 2017. This post is intended to provide a career development
opportunity for a scholar in the early stages of an academic career. Candidates
should have either recently obtained their doctorate, or be in the final stages of
completing it, and must have some experience in teaching mathematics at
University level. Preference may be given to researchers in the area of applied
mathematics, specifically differential equations with application to real world
problems, and who have a knowledge of asymptotic and numerical analysis.

The Darby Fellow will be required to provide up to twelve weighted hours tutorial
teaching per week averaged over the academic year, to act as advisor to a limited
number of graduate students in mathematics and to share in the organisation of
mathematics teaching within the College. He or she will also be a member of the
Governing Body of the College.

Salary and allowances: £30,122 p.a. in year 1 rising by annual increments to
£33,884 in year 5; full Common Room rights, hospitality credit, access to the
College Research and Equipment Funds and membership of the USS pension
scheme.

Further particulars and application forms may be downloaded from the College
website at: www.lincoln.ox.ac.uk or obtained from the Academic Administrator,
Lincoln College, Oxford, OX1 3DR, Tel: 01865 279801, Fax: 01865 279802,
email: jemma.underdown@lincoln.ox.ac.uk, to whom applications should be
submitted by noon on Friday 6th April 2012. Applications by email are preferred.

            Lincoln College is an Equal Opportunities Employer
      DARBY FELLOWSHIP (FIXED TERM) IN APPLIED MATHEMATICS

Lincoln College invites applications for a five-year, non-renewable, Darby
Fellowship in Applied Mathematics with effect from 1 October 2012 until 30
September 2017.       This post is intended to provide a career development
opportunity for a scholar in the early stages of an academic career. Applicants
should have recently obtained or to be about to obtain a doctorate in
Mathematics, and should have some experience of teaching Mathematics at
university level. Consideration will be given to teaching quality across a range of
subjects, and to research achievement and potential. Preference may be given to
researchers in the area of applied mathematics, specifically differential equations
with application to real world problems, and who have a knowledge of asymptotic
and numerical analysis.

Under the College Statutes, elections to Fellowships are for a probationary year in
the first instance. Thereafter, the appointment will be tenable for a further four
years and will not be renewable.

Lincoln College

Lincoln is one of the oldest Oxford Colleges, with fine historic buildings located in
the centre of the City. It has a strong sense of collegiality with a reputation for
integrating its graduate and undergraduate students in a highly successful
community. There are currently thirty-four Fellows and fifteen Research Fellows
in College, of whom twenty-seven are also College Tutors responsible for teaching
and the welfare of students. About 95 undergraduates and 110 graduates in a
wide range of subjects are admitted to Lincoln each year and about 600 are in
residence at any one time. Further information about the College can be obtained
from www.lincoln.ox.ac.uk

Mathematics and Physics at Lincoln College

On average, 9 undergraduates are admitted each year to read Mathematics or
Mathematics and Statistics, making this one of the largest subject groups in
College and one of the biggest Maths groups in Oxford. In addition to the
advertised post there are normally four other tutors in the Maths group: Dr
Dominic Vella in applied maths; Dr Ursel Kiehne, and one other tutor, currently
being recruited, in pure maths; Professor Chris Holmes in statistics. Professor
Dominic Joyce is also a Fellow of the College, but does not have a tutorial role.
Currently (2012) there are 15 graduate students in residence following Master
and Doctoral programmes in mathematical topics.

The College admits 6 undergraduates each year to read Physics, under the
tutelage of Professor Nick Jelly, Dr Radu Coldea and Dr Guy Peskett. The Darby
Fellow will provide tutorials in mathematics to physics students in the first year of
their course.

General Duties

The duties of a Darby Fellow include teaching, the pursuit of original research,
and participation in the administrative work of the College under the By-Laws of
the College. The ordinary duties of the post also include pastoral care and
supervision of students, submitting reports on individual students at the end of
each term, setting and marking collections (termly College tests), and assisting
with the annual undergraduate Admissions process in December each year.

The Fellow will also be asked to act as an advisor for graduate mathematics
students in the College, whose supervisors may be located at another College. A
small additional payment will be made each year for each student advised.

More generally, the appointee will be encouraged to take an active role in the
day-to-day life of the College, such as attending and participating in College
meetings and committees, open days, and initiatives aimed at promoting the
study of Mathematics and encouraging applications from prospective students to
the College. The Darby Fellow will be a full member of the College’s Governing
Body and will be required to discharge the functions of a Trustee of the College.

Teaching Duties

The Fellow will be required to provide tutorial teaching for twelve weighted 1 hours
per week during term for the Mathematics course and for the first year of the
Physics course, and to assist generally in the organisation of Mathematics
teaching in the College. In general, the Fellow may expect to devote 75% of
teaching time to students in Mathematics and 25% to students in Physics.
Tutorials normally involve a tutor and two or three students. Tutorial teaching
differs from lecturing or seminar teaching: the key element is advice and
guidance on the regular production of written work, usually weekly; assessment
and feedback on that written work through regular marking and/or oral comment;
and appropriately directed intellectual interaction and creative dialogue with
students. Some element of small group teaching, in the form of revision classes,
may also form part of the normal pattern of teaching.

The Darby Fellow will be expected to provide tutorial teaching for the majority of
the following first and second year courses:

        First year courses: Mathematics: Dynamics, Geometry, Multivariable
        Calculus, and Applications. Physics: Mathematical Methods I and II.
        Second year courses: Mathematics: Calculus of Variations, Complex
        Analysis, Differential Equations, Quantum Theory and Special Relativity.

The Fellow may also have the opportunity to teach third- or fourth-year
intercollegiate classes for the Mathematical Institute on behalf of Lincoln, as part
of his or her contractual teaching load.

Further details of the courses may be found in the respective course handbooks:

        www.maths.ox.ac.uk/system/files/attachments/UG_Handbook2011.pdf
        www.physics.ox.ac.uk/teach/UGhandbooks/2011-2012/Course.pdf

The Fellow may be permitted by the College to lecture or give seminars in the
Mathematics Faculty. However, the Fellow may not serve as a University
Examiner nor undertake any other paid employment without the College’s
permission.

Criteria for Appointment

The successful candidate will be someone in the early stages of an academic
career who will have either recently obtained a doctorate in an appropriate area,

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 The College operates a system of ‘weighted’ hours, by which teaching in groups of two counts as
1.25 hours and a group of three, 1.50 hours
or will have submitted their doctoral thesis by October 1 st 2012. He or she will
show the ability, or the potential, to provide excellent tutorial and small group
teaching in a range of undergraduate topics and will demonstrate potential for
producing distinguished research in Mathematics. He or she will also demonstrate
aptitude and willingness to take a share in the work of College administration

Terms of Employment: probation and sabbatical leave

Under the College Statutes, elections to Fellowships are for a probationary year in
the first instance. Thereafter, the appointment will be tenable for a further four
years and will not be renewable. The Fellow will be entitled to apply for one term
of sabbatical leave in the third year and one term in the fifth and final year of the
appointment.

This appointment will be subject to the receipt of a satisfactory medical
questionnaire and, if necessary, a subsequent medical examination by a Doctor
nominated by the College.

Remuneration

      Salary: £30,122 p.a in year 1 rising by annual increments to £33,884 in
       year 5. This corresponds to points 30-34 on the national scale for
       university lecturers.
      Membership of the USS.
      Free membership of the College’s group health insurance scheme (BUPA)
       on request.
      Full Common Room rights, including free lunches and dinners when the
       kitchens are open.
      Access to the Fellows’ Research and Equipment Funds (which includes the
       purchase of books), up to £1,560 per annum.
      Hospitality credit for the entertainment of professional guests, currently
       £488 per annum
      Single occupancy accommodation in College may be offered at a reduced
       rate of rent. If the Fellow lives out of College, the use of a teaching room
       will be provided.
      The Fellow will be entitled to sabbatical leave according to Lincoln College
       By-laws.
      The Fellow may call on secretarial help from the College Office to assist
       with his or her academic work.
      The College will contribute to reasonable removal expenses consequent
       upon appointment.

Points Requirement

Applicants who would need a work visa if appointed to the post are asked to note
that under the UK’s points-based migration system they will need to demonstrate
that they have sufficient points, and in particular that:

they have sufficient English language skills (evidence by having passed a test in
basic English, or coming from a majority English-speaking country, or having
taken a degree taught in English)

and

that they have sufficient funds to maintain themselves and any dependents until
they receive their first salary payment.

Further information is available at:
http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/workingintheuk/tier2/general/eligibility/.
Career Development

Arrangements have been made by the Oxford Learning Institute for Fellows in the
initial period of their appointment to receive help and guidance in the
development of teaching skills, and also training in interviewing skills for the
annual Undergraduate Admissions exercise. Newly appointed Fellows are invited
to attend the three-day introductory programme held in late September and will
thereafter have the opportunity to undertake the University’s Developing
Academic Practice programme.
(see www.learning.ox.ac.uk/support/teaching/programmes/dap/).

Application Process

Applications should be made on the application form downloadable from the
Lincoln     College    website   and      should     be      submitted     to
jemma.underdown@lincoln.ox.ac.uk no later than noon on Friday 6th April. They
should be accompanied by two paper-length samples of published or unpublished
research.

Applications by email are preferred. If it is necessary to send paper applications
these, together with the samples of written work, should be posted in time to
arrive by the above-noted deadline (bearing in mind that this is a public holiday)
and addressed to the Academic Administrator, Lincoln College, Oxford, OX1 3DR.
Tel: 01865 279801, Fax: 01865 279802.

Candidates are asked to request three referees to send confidential references
direct to the Academic Administrator, to arrive by the same deadline noted
above. Referees may send the letters or recommendation electronically.

It is intended that shortlisted candidates will be interviewed in the week
commencing Monday 16th April 2012.

Informal enquiries about the process of appointment, or any other aspect of the
post, can be made to Dr Louise Durning at Lincoln College: e-mail:
louise.durning@lincoln.ox.ac.uk Tel: 01865 287347.

The policy and practice of Lincoln College require that entry into employment
within the College and progression within employment be determined only by
personal merit and the application of criteria that are related to the duties of each
particular post and the relevant salary structure. Subject to statutory provisions,
no applicant or member of staff will be treated less favourably than another
because of his or her age, race, religion or belief, gender reassignment, marriage
or civil partnership, maternity or pregnancy, disability, sex or sexual orientation.
In all cases, ability to perform the job will be the primary consideration.

Like all posts at Oxford, this post is subject to recruitment monitoring to ensure
that the selection process is consistent with the law and with the College’s Code
of Practice. To this end applicants will be asked to complete a recruitment
monitoring form, which will play no part in the selection process, and will not be
seen by any member of the selection committee.

             Lincoln College is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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                                      Lincoln College
                                      Oxford OX1 3DR
 APPLICATION FORM – DARBY FELLOWSHIP (FIXED-TERM) IN APPLIED
                       MATHEMATICS
                             Post Reference Number: AC2012/03
Please complete this form and attach a full curriculum vitae together with a letter of application
explaining why you are applying for this position and how you meet the selection criteria outlined
in the further particulars.


Full Name & Title


Address for                                                            Telephone number
correspondence
                                                                       Daytime:

                                                                       Home:


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Email(s)


Details of three referees, at least one of whom must represent your current or most recent employer /
institute of education. Please ask your referees to send their references directly to the Academic
Administrator by the closing date.


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                                                                        Address
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Telephone                           Telephone                           Telephone


Email                               Email                               Email



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Details of Higher Education (name of degree(s), subject(s), grade(s), institution(s) and dates):




Details of current and previous posts / employment (name of institution, job title, dates and reason for
leaving):
Details of the two examples of published or unpublished work submitted with this application:

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Please indicate if you need any particular arrangements to be made, or support                 YES / NO
provided, if invited for interview.2


If so, please describe what these should be:




Have you any unspent criminal convictions to declare in line with the Rehabilitation           YES / NO
of Offenders Act 1974?
If so please specify on a separate sheet.


Do you have current and valid permission to be in the United Kingdom and to do the             YES / NO
type of work offered?
(Documentation will be required.)


Will you need a work visa under Tier 2 of the points based migration system?                   YES / NO
See www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/workingintheuk/tier2


To the best of my knowledge the answers given to the questions and all statements made both on
this form and within all other documents associated with this employment application are true
and accurate. Any falsification may be considered sufficient cause for rejection, or if employed,
dismissal.



Signature of Applicant…………………………………..…….…Date…………………………………


All data supplied by applicants will be used only for the purposes of determining their suitability
for the post, and will be held in accordance with the principals of the Data Protection Act 1998
and the College’s Data Protection Policy.

It is the College’s policy to employ the best qualified personnel and provide equal opportunities
for the advancement of employees including promotion and training and not to discriminate
against any person because of age, colour, disability, ethnic origin, marital status, nationality,
national origin, parental status, race, religion or belief, gender, or sexual orientation .

            The closing date for receipt of applications is noon on Friday 6th April 2012.



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