The Department of Mathematics is part of the School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, which also includes the Departments of Actuarial Mathematics & Statistics and of Computer Science. The School is strongly oriented towards research and advanced postgraduate programmes.
The Department of Mathematics forms part of the Maxwell Institute for Mathematical Sciences, a joint research institute bringing together the mathematical research activities at Heriot-Watt University and at the University of Edinburgh. All our PhD students are part of the Maxwell Institute Graduate School (MIGS) that aims to be an internationally pre-eminent centre for postgraduate training and research in the mathematical sciences, and to offer an environment that is able to attract and foster the very best mathematical talent from around the world. The Maxwell-Institute Graduate School in Modelling, Analysis & Computation (MAC-MIGS) is an EPSRC-funded CDT that forms a key part of MIGS – admitting 75 PhD students over 5 cohorts from Sep 2019.
The Department of Mathematics wishes to make two appointments that will maintain and enhance its reputation and capacity in both research and teaching. We particularly welcome applicants with expertise in numerical analysis and computational mathematics – areas that are central to our departmental ambitions and commitments in MAC-MIGS and future CDTs. The appointments will be either at Assistant or Associate Professor grade depending on the experience and expertise of the chosen candidates.