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Assistant Professor in Mathematical & Theoretical Physics (MAT_03)

Durham University - Department of Mathematical Sciences

Location: Durham
Salary: £45,585
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 29th January 2024
Closes: 29th February 2024
Job Ref: 24000107

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at Durham University is investing in excellence and seeks to appoint one talented individual to the role of Assistant Professor in Theoretical Particle Physics, joining the existing Centre for Particle Theory. We welcome applications from exceptional candidates with research and teaching interests in mathematical and theoretical particle physics, particularly in field theory, string theory and theoretical cosmology.

This post offers an exciting opportunity to make a major contribution to the development of Theoretical Particle Physics at Durham. It will allow you to participate in internationally excellent research and teaching, while offering you unrivalled opportunities to build your career in an exciting and progressive institution.

The Department is one of the UK’s leading mathematics departments, with an outstanding reputation in research, teaching, and student employability. It has an active programme of internationally recognized research in Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics (including Applied and Computational Mathematics as well as Mathematical and Theoretical Particle Physics), and Statistics and Probability. The research culture is vibrant, with many visitors, seminars, international conferences and workshops. We aim to provide a supportive and friendly environment with a strong sense of community. The Department, which currently has more than 110 permanent members of staff, has recently grown significantly. In 2021 we moved to a newly constructed building, shared with Computer Science, with the goal of fostering constructive interdisciplinary exchanges.

The Department has a proud tradition of delivering excellence in its undergraduate programmes through research-led and small group teaching. Attracting some of the best students in the country 4th highest average UCAS entry tariff amongst universities in England), the Department was ranked 11th in the UK in the Complete University Guide 2024.

The Department holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award. Athena SWAN is a national initiative that recognises the advancement of gender equality, representation, progression and success for all in academia. The Department also supports the London Mathematical Society Good Practice Scheme, whose aim is to support mathematics departments to embed equal opportunities for women within their working practices.

For more information, please visit our website at https://www.dur.ac.uk/mathematical.sciences/.

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