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Lecturer in Mathematics and Physics - Astrophysics (Teaching and Research)

University of Dundee - Physics

Location: Dundee
Salary: £36,261 to £58,089 Grades 7, 8 or 9.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 6th February 2019
Closes: 20th March 2019
Job Ref: SSEN0165

We are seeking to recruit an experienced academic to a joint position between Mathematics and Physics within the School of Science and Engineering at the University of Dundee. This is a full time permanent Teaching & Research position and depending on experience the appointment will be on the level of Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, or Reader (a Reader and Senior Lectureship are roughly equivalent to a tenured Associate Professor in the US, while a Lectureship is equivalent to an Assistant Professorship). We are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic and collegiate individual with a PhD in Astrophysics, Physics or Mathematics and an excellent research record who maintains, or develops, a vigorous, independent, theoretical or computational research programme. Both disciplines contribute to an active research cluster in Astrophysics within the School and we would particularly welcome applications from individuals who complement our existing research strengths in star formation, exoplanet systems, solar magnetohydrodynamics and scientific computing. We will also consider exceptional applications from other related Mathematical Physics research fields and encourage applications from holders of personal fellowships.

We deliver BSci and MSci degrees in Physics with Astrophysics, Mathematics and Astrophysics, Mathematics, and Physics. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute with high-quality teaching to these programmes.

Full details of the required criteria for the position can be found in the Further Particulars. Please submit with your completed application form your full CV, a five year research plan, and a statement on your approach to teaching.

Your priorities will include:

  • Contribute to the research activities in the area of astrophysics at the highest level (REF 3-4* quality) - publish in high quality research journals and present work at major international conferences.
  • Develop appropriate opportunities to participate in interdisciplinary research and knowledge exchange with other academic or industrial partners.
  • Support the full economic cost of research by generating grant income and/or industrial funding.
  • Supervise research, masters, and undergraduate students.
  • Carry out teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level, including contributing to curriculum design, enhancement of the student learning experience and scholarship.

Who we’re looking for:

  • PhD in a relevant subject.
  • Ability to produce research outputs of internationally excellent quality.
  • Ability to generate external funding for research projects.
  • Ambitious research plans which will be competitive for RCUK, EU or equivalent funding streams and/or for industrial funding mechanisms.
  • Experience of teaching at university (or equivalent) level.

We are one of the UK’s leading universities – internationally recognised for our expertise across a range of disciplines and research breakthroughs in multiple areas, including science, medicine and engineering, amongst many others. Conveniently located on the banks of River Tay, our main city-centre campus is at the heart of Dundee - an up-and-coming, friendly, compact and affordable city with a rich heritage in design and technology.

For further information about this position, please contact Professor Gunnar Hornig (, Professor David Keeble ( or Dr Soko Matsumura (

To find out more about the School of Science and Engineering please visit

The diversity of our staff and students helps to make the University of Dundee one of the top universities in the UK. Family friendly policies, staff support networks for BME and LGBT+ staff, membership of Athena SWAN and Stonewall, as well a full range of disability services, create an enjoyable and inclusive place to work.

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