Lecturer in Astrophysics

University of Surrey - Department of Physics

Location: Guildford

Salary: £39,324 to £46,924 per annum

Post Type: Full Time

Advert Placed: Friday 09 September 2016

Closing Date: Monday 31 October 2016

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Reference: 067016

The Department of Physics invites applications for a Lectureship position to expand our research activities in Astrophysics. The Lecturer appointee will demonstrate a strong personal vision for research, combined with a significant and growing international research profilein the areas of observational or theoretical astronomy and astrophysics. As well as building a strong independent research programme, candidates will be expected to contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate physics teaching in the Department.

The appointee will be able to demonstrate synergy with the UK and international Astrophysics research agenda and the Astrophysics group in Surrey. Information about the research activities of the group can be found at http://www.surrey.ac.uk/physics/astrophysics. In addition to Astrophysics, the Department of Physics has strong research groups in the areas of Nuclear Physics, Soft Matter, Medical & Radiation Physics and Photonics & Quantum Sciences. Within the wider University the Surrey Space Centre has an international reputation in space research and satellite engineering, hosting the first University based International Space Innovation Centre (ISIC), affiliated to the national ISIC facility at Harwell. The Department is also part of the South-East Physics Network (SEPnet) comprising nine regional Physics Departments working together to advance the discipline.

As part of the written application, candidates should submit a brief Research Proposal and Statement of Teaching Interests (maximum 3 pages) that clearly describes their vision for research and teaching at Surrey and which also addresses the needs of the wider Astrophysics community, including potential collaborations with our SEPnet partner universities.

Informal enquiries about this position can be addressed to Prof. Mark Gieles (m.gieles@surrey.ac.uk, tel: +44 1483 683171) and/or Prof. Justin Read (j.read@surrey.ac.uk, tel: +44 1483 683479). For general enquiries about the Department or to discuss details of the role, applicants are directed to the Head of Department, Prof. Stephen Sweeney (s.sweeney@surrey.ac.uk, tel: +44 1483 686800).  All enquiries will be handled strictly in confidence. 

Further details:

We can offer a generous remuneration package, which includes relocation assistance where appropriate, an attractive research environment, the latest teaching facilities, and access to a variety of staff development opportunities.

We acknowledge, understand and embrace diversity. 

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