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Lecturer or Associate Professor in Theoretical Soft Matter Physics and/or Theoretical Biological Physics

University of Leeds - School of Physics & Astronomy - Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences

Location: Leeds
Salary: £45,585 to £64,914 p.a. Grade 8 to Grade 9
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 30th January 2024
Closes: 25th February 2024
Job Ref: EPSPA1106

Are you an influential academic with a proven ability to carry out teaching and research in Theoretical Soft Matter Physics and/or Theoretical Biological Physics? Do you have the ability to provide academic leadership, to carry out high quality research, and teaching in Physics? Do you have an excellent research record and proven success of obtaining funding? Are you passionate about delivering an exceptional student experience in a research-intensive Russell Group University?

We are looking for a dedicated and passionate academic who brings research and teaching expertise in Theoretical Soft Matter Physics and/or Theoretical Biological Physics and who contributes to academic leadership in their area. You will join the well-established Soft Matter Physics and Molecular and Nanoscale Physics groups in the School of Physics and Astronomy at Leeds, promoting values of collegiality within the academic community.

You will have a PhD in a relevant discipline and experience of research in your field, including good publications in peer-reviewed journals, successful research grant applications, engagement with external collaborators e.g. standards committees and industrial collaborators, and key presentations at international conferences. You will have a track record of collaborating with experimentalists. You will also have a track record of leading and delivering UG and PG modules in the field. As a Lecturer or Associate Professor in Physics, you will be an outstanding individual, who will join us in providing academic leadership for the field. Having research expertise in areas complementary to those in the Soft Matter Physics group and/or the Molecular and Nanoscale Physics research groups will be particularly welcomed (www.smp.leeds.ac.uk and www.mnp.leeds.ac.uk).

The Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences holds the Athena Swan Silver Award in recognition of our success in recruiting, retaining, and developing/promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology (SET). The School of Physics and Astronomy holds Juno Practitioner status from the Institute of Physics and offers a number of family-friendly employment practices that are designed to enable a good work-life balance.

Please read the 'Candidate Brief' on what documents to submit as part of your online application.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Professor Mike Ries (Email: M.E.Ries@leeds.ac.uk

OR

Professor Lorna Dougan (Email: L.Dougan@leeds.ac.uk)

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus

Working Time:  37.5 hours per week

Closing Date:  Sunday 25 February 2024

Interview Date:  To be confirmed

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