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Associate Professor (Nuclear Physics)

University of Birmingham - College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, School of Physics and Astronomy

Location: Edgbaston
Salary: £53,353 to £61,823 with potential progression once in post to £80,613
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 15th November 2022
Closes: 10th February 2023
Job Ref: 100699

Position Details

College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, School of Physics and Astronomy

Location: University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham UK 

Full time starting salary is normally in the range £53,353 to £61,823, with potential progression once in post to £80,613  

Grade 9

Full Time / Permanent 

Closing date: 10th February 2023

 In addition to completing the application form, you should make sure to attach / upload the following: a CV, including full publication list; a statement of future research plans and objectives (max 3 pages); a statement on your teaching experience (max 2 pages)

Overview

The School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Birmingham seeks to appoint an Associate Professor with strong expertise and a demonstrated scientific track record in nuclear science, to coordinate and lead the science programme of its new High Flux Accelerator-Driven Neutron Facility. The successful applicant is also expected to make use of the new Facility, and potentially also the School’s MC40 Cyclotron facility, for their own research.

Main Duties

Research

To pursue sustained research activity through original research and scholarship, including other research-related contributions through conference papers and presentations and/or consultancy projects and advice, including (as appropriate):

  • contributing to the management of research activities and/or supervising other research staff;
  • leading successful funding bids;
  • consistently publishing internationally excellent research, with some research regarded as world leading, that results in a sustained, highly respected reputation of international quality;
  • supervising and examining PhD students, both within the institution and externally;
  • providing expert advice internally and externally;
  • peer reviewing articles for peer reviewed academic journals and grant applications by research councils and/or other major funding bodies;
  • leading sustained impact activity including public engagement and makes a significant contribution to policy development at a national and international level;.
  • supervising and examine PhD students, both within the institution and externally;
  • as appropriate, managing research activities and/or supervising other research staff;
  • developing novel methodologies and techniques appropriate to the type of research being pursued.

Education

You will contribute across the range of teaching and learning activities:

  • making a significant contribution to the pedagogical knowledge base of the subject that advances teaching through the enhancement of practice, the development of teaching resources and/or through practice-based research;
  • leading on the management and the development of approaches to teaching and learning, including designing innovative approaches to digital resources/environments and supporting colleagues to use them that are innovative to the subject area or institution;
  • leading on curriculum design at module and programme level to ensure it is contemporary, inclusive, engaging and academically challenging;
  • actively engaging students in curriculum design and sharing evidence of “what works”;
  • making an impactful, high quality contribution to debates about education policy, methods and practices through internal and external publications, subject societies and conference activity;

Person Specification

  • PhD in Nuclear physics, nuclear engineering, nuclear applications, or similar
  • Strong background in nuclear science
  • Background in accelerator-based measurements and instrumentation applicable to neutron studies
  • An understanding of nuclear interactions and experience of nuclear reaction/isotope production cross-section calculations, including the energy loss of ions in matter.
  • Evidence of effectively engaging with academic and wider user communities
  • Demonstrated publication and scientific track record in a field relevant to the Accelerator Driven Neutron Facility

For further information about this post, please contact: Dr Carl Wheldon (C.Wheldon@bham.ac.uk) and/or Professor Martin Freer (M.Freer@bham.ac.uk). 

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