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Assistant Professor in Physics

University of Birmingham - Physics and Astronomy

Location: Birmingham
Salary: £42,149 to £50,296 full time starting salary range, Grade 8, with potential progression once in post to £56,587
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 16th December 2021
Closes: 28th February 2022
Job Ref: 35474

Location: University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham UK

Closing date: 28th February 2022

Background

The School of Physics and Astronomy is seeking a scientist with an active, personal commitment to innovative research and teaching. The appointee is expected to plan, direct and undertake a research programme of international repute in one or more areas of experimental light-matter interactions, e.g. Nanophotonics, Metamaterials and Plasmonics. Exceptional candidates in theoretical/computational light-matter interactions may also be considered. He or she is also expected to become an excellent teacher for undergraduate and postgraduate students, and contribute towards the School administrative activities. Finally, applicants will be expected to demonstrate academic citizenship, developing and maintaining generous, mutually respectful and supportive working relationships with all staff and students, and ensuring the way you carry out your role impacts positively on how others can carry out their work.

You will be expected to conduct an original research programme of international standing in any discipline within experimental light-matter interactions. Your research should complement, enhance and expand current research activities within the Metamaterials Research Centre and the School of Physics and Astronomy. The research should have measurable outcomes that reflect your growing international reputation. You will be expected to publish regularly in internationally recognised peer-reviewed journals and present your results at international scientific conferences.  Also, the successful candidate will be expected to generate income from external sources to support his/her research programme. 

Teaching responsibilities will include a contribution to the School’s undergraduate and post-graduate activities; for example, preparing and delivering lectures, designing and leading teaching modules, delivering formative and summative assessments, and supervising and examining PhD students. You may also provide seminars and small group tutorials, supervise and assess undergraduate research projects, and if required demonstrate in undergraduate labs. 

Management and administration is likely to involve contributions at School level, and/or making an important contribution to some managerial/leadership activities (e.g. working groups) within the University.  This may include contributions to knowledge transfer, enterprise, business engagement, public engagement, widening participation, schools outreach, or similar activities at Department/School level or further within the University.

The University of Birmingham is an equal opportunity employer. The School of Physics and Astronomy is an Athena SWAN Silver Award holder and JUNO Champion, welcomes people from all backgrounds and is committed to fostering an inclusive environment where diversity is at the heart of who we are. We encourage applications from all qualified applicants; those from minority groups who are under-represented in this discipline are particularly welcome.

Person Specification

  • A PhD (or equivalent) in a relevant subject area
  • Extensive research experience and exceptional scholarship within experimental light-matter interactions (e.g. nanophotonics, metamaterials and plasmonics)
  • Proven ability to devise, advise on and manage research
  • Proven ability to secure funding  to support research
  • Skills in managing, motivating and mentoring others successfully at all levels

For informal enquiries contact: Dr Angela Demetriadou: a.demetriadou@bham.ac.uk

To download the full job description and details of this position and submit an electronic application online please click on the Apply Online button below or visit our careers website;

https://bham.taleo.net/careersection/external/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en&portal=101430233, please quote Job Ref 35474 in all enquiries.

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