Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Physics University of Exeter, College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences United Kingdom

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Physics


Job reference P65473

Date posted 19/12/2018

Application closing date 31/01/2019

Location Exeter

Salary The starting salary will be from £35,211 to £43,267 per annum on Grade F (Lecturer), or £44,559 to £58,089 per annum on Grade G (Senior Lecturer)

Package Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme and relocation package (if applicable).

Job category/type Academic


Job description
College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences


The College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences wishes to appoint two five-year fixed-term Lecturer/Senior Lecturer positions in Physics at the University of Exeter (http://emps.exeter.ac.uk/physics-astronomy/).


The Department of Physics and Astronomy has vibrant research groups in Biomedical Physics (including biophysics, biophotonics, and biomedical imaging), Electromagnetic and Acoustic Materials (including material synthesis, and imaging and characterisation using microwave, ultrafast laser, and synchrotron sources, as well as numerical and analytical theory in quantum optics and quantum information science), and Quantum Systems and Nanomaterials (including experimental and theoretical research into the properties of electrons, photons, and phonons in nanomaterials and nanostructures). Our researchers have access to state-of-the-art equipment, including a clean room containing a range of lithographic and deposition systems, ultrafast and multiphoton laser systems,as well as a campus-based high-performance computer. The Department also has strong interdisciplinary links with Engineering, the newly-opened Living Systems Institute, and the Medical School.


The role


Candidates in areas related to the three Physics research groups detailed above will be considered. (Note that there is a separate recruitment process for a fixed-term lecturer in the Astrophysics Group). The successful candidates will be expected to conduct internationally-excellent research programmes and to contribute to relevant areas of teaching as appropriate. The posts will be offered initially on a fixed term contract for up to 5 years. Should a successful candidate secure a substantial fellowship or research grant during their contract, then the College will normally consider that individual for a permanent academic position.


About you


For a Lecturer post you will have:

- A PhD in Physics or a related area and have an independent,internationally-recognised research programme in a relevant active field of research.

- A track record in refereed publications

- Enthusiasm for delivering high quality undergraduate programmes.

- A strong record in attracting funding for research or demonstrate potential to attract such funding.

- Involvement in projects which develop impact.

- An active approach to inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research

For Senior Lecturer, in addition to the above, you will have:

- A strong potential for research leadership.

- Success in significant grant capture.


What we can offer you

Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research;

Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career

A multitude of staff benefits including sector leading benefits around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), Paternity leave(up to 6 weeks full pay), and a new Fertility Treatment Policy


Please ensure you read our Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role here.


For an informal and confidential discussion about the post please contact Prof Tim Harries (tel:+44 1392 724158 email: t.j.harries@exeter.ac.uk)


The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer and holds an institutional Athena SWAN Silver award. We are officially recognised as a Disability Confident employer. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.


Interviews are expected to take place in late January.

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