Academic appointments in Compound Semiconductor Technology - Lecturer /Senior Lecturer /Reader

Cardiff University - Cardiff School of Engineering

(2 Posts)

As part of the initial phase of a major investment programme, Cardiff University seeks to appoint two new faculty positions ranging from lecturer to reader in the general area of compound semiconductors devices and systems with direct applications to sensing, communication or medical diagnostics.  Topical areas of interest include nanostructured optoelectronics, quantum technologies, metamaterials,  co-integration. These new positions support a larger effort forming the Institute for Compound Semiconductors (ICS) at Cardiff University. The ICS forms part of Cardiff University’s £300m investment in new research and innovation centres, and its potential is already recognised by the Welsh and UK governments, who have invested over £29m towards its creation.  The ICS will be a unique facility in Europe, based in a new building, and equipped with state-of-the art fabrication and characterisation facilities including a full 8” fabrication line as well as a related small area process capability, epitaxy, material and device characterisation. It will enable novel research and development along with strong engagement with industry.  This will position Cardiff to become the UK and European leader in translational research in Compound Semiconductors.

Candidates will have a PhD in Engineering, Physics or closely-related subject. You will be internationally recognised with an outstanding track record in the field of compound semiconductor devices or technology demonstrated through publications in high quality academic journals and collaborative industrial experience; you will have a successful track record of gaining and enhancing research income and of research/industry-based group leadership; and you will have proven ability to network effectively with academics and industrial partners.

Commensurate with the level of appointment, you will provide inspirational leadership, shaping the University's innovation agenda in this field, and will have a major influence on the development of this research institute, industrial collaboration and contribute to the delivery of excellent research-based teaching.

You will deliver high-quality and research-led teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and contribute to the research record of the School through commitment to carrying out research leading to the publishing of work in high-quality journals. Moreover, you will achieve recognisable outputs in the areas of teaching, research, and industrial collaboration, commensurate with School’s norms, contribute to the enhancement of the national and international profile of the School and achieve recognisable impact upon the academic, commercial, and professional communities.

These posts are full-time and open ended.


£40,523 - £46,924 per annum (Grade 7) - Lecturer
£48,327 – £55,998 per annum (Grade 8) - Senior Lecturer
£57,674 - £59,400 per annum (Grade 8) - Reader

More information about these posts may be obtained by contacting Professor Diana Huffaker, Director, ICS (

More information about working at Cardiff University can by obtained by contacting

Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity. Our inclusive environment welcomes applications from talented people from diverse backgrounds. For this vacancy we actively encourage women to apply. We will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share opportunities.

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