|Salary:||Assistant Professor £44,414 - £52,841 or Associate Professor £54,421 - £63,059 per annum|
|Placed On:||21st March 2023|
|Closes:||23rd April 2023|
The Department of Physics at the University of Warwick seeks to make an academic appointment in our Astronomy and Astrophysics Group in the field of Exoplanets. The appointment will be made at either Assistant or Associate Professor level dependent on the experience of the successful candidate.
The successful candidate will have an outstanding track record in the field of exoplanets and be ready to build their own research team with the support of colleagues at Warwick. All areas of exoplanet research will be considered, but the appointment would particularly suit an applicant experienced in exoplanet atmospheres.
Warwick hosts one of the largest exoplanet research groups in the UK, with 11 academic staff, 13 research staff and 20 PhD students. Our interests include transiting exoplanets, radial velocities, exoplanet atmospheres, planetary dynamics, planet formation, protoplanetary and debris discs, and planets and debris around white dwarf stars. Members of the group have leading roles in WASP, NGTS, HARPS3 and ESA’s PLATO mission (the PLATO Science Management Office is based here). We are major contributors to interdisciplinary research at Warwick through our Centre for Exoplanets and Habitability, and we have strong support from the University, which has identified Habitability as one of its Global Research Priorities.
Warwick staff have privileged access to data from WASP, NGTS and our own robotic 1m telescope on La Palma, in addition to access to nationally funded facilities that include the telescopes of the European Southern Observatory (ESO).
The University of Warwick is a top 10 UK university and currently ranked 64th in the world (QS World University Rankings 2023). Entry to our degree courses is highly competitive, and our staff teach undergraduate and postgraduate students of the highest calibre. The university maintains a global outlook, with affiliates around the world. We are a founder member of the EUTOPIA European University alliance, whose aim is to become an open, multicultural, confederated operation of connected campuses. Our Department of Physics provides an exciting and highly supportive environment in which academics can develop their careers (see Further Particulars).
We are fully committed to equality, diversity and inclusion in academia, and we encourage applications and enquiries from all suitably qualified candidates. The post can be held full or part-time.
Applications must be made using the online application system at the Warwick portal. As part of this process you will have the opportunity to upload a CV and one supporting document. A full list of materials to be included is detailed on our job vacancies page on the Warwick Vacancies website through which you must make the application for this post.
As part of the application process you will also be asked for the contact details of three referees. Letters do not need to be sent at the time of the application.
Informal enquiries can be addressed to Prof. Don Pollacco (firstname.lastname@example.org and/or Prof. Peter Wheatley (email@example.com).
Interview Date: 1 June 2023 and 2 June 2023
Closing Date: 23 April 2023
Full details of the duties and selection criteria for this role can be found in the vacancy advert on the University of Warwick's jobs pages. You will be routed to this when you click on the Apply button.
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