Assistant Professor (PLATO) (78320-086)

University of Warwick - Department of Physics

The Department of Physics at the University of Warwick seeks to appoint up to three academic posts in the area of Exoplanets. Applicants will have a strong research track record and be ready to build their own research team with the support of colleagues at Warwick. 

Warwick has leading positions in the WASP and NGTS ground based transit experiments, membership of the ESA S mission CHEOPS board, and the Science Coordination of ESA’s PLATO mission (the PLATO Science office is being established at Warwick). It is expected that the successful candidates will take advantage of the opportunities presented by these experiments. One of these appointments could suit an applicant with a theoretical background. Suitable areas could include planetary atmospheres and orbital dynamics. 

In addition to the above posts, we invite applications from outstanding scientists who either already hold an externally funded Research Fellowship or are seeking a top-class institution with which to apply for such a Fellowship within this research area. 

You will have good communication skills and be willing to contribute to the teaching and administration of the Department. Assistant Professor is a tenure track position leading to appointment as an Associate Professor after successful completion of probation. Teaching and administration duties are reduced during the probationary period. 

The University of Warwick maintains a global outlook and has affiliates around the globe. The Department of Physics will provide an exciting and highly supportive environment in which academics can develop their careers. We are fully committed to equality of opportunity and encourage application and enquiries from all suitably qualified candidates. 

Informal enquiries can be addressed to Professor Pollacco at the address below. 

Email: Tel: +44 24765 74329 

Full details of the duties and selection criteria for this role are found in the vacancy advert on the University of Warwick jobs page. You will be routed to this when you click on the Apply button below.

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