Associate Professor in Physics
The University of Newcastle - School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Vacancy Ref#:   4121: Associate Professor - Physics

Vacancy Position#:          61802

Vacancy Position Title:   Associate Professor - Physics

Description:        The Physics discipline is seeking to appoint an Associate Professor into its well established and highly collegial academic unit.

Employment Status - Expected Occupant             Full-Time

Closing Date:      23-OCT-2019 11:59:00 pm

Initiator Title:     Head of School

Initiated Date:   18-SEP-2019

Report To:           Head of School

Number of Vacancy:       1

Contact Phone#:              4055 3003

Contact Name:  Professor Thomas Nann

Contact Email:

Position Title Associate Professor – Physics

Academic Level D

School / Unit School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Faculty / Division Faculty of Science

Reports to Head of School, School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Direct Reports N/A

Indirect Reports N/A

Contract Type Full time, Ongoing


The School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences at the University of Newcastle, Australia is seeking to appoint an Associate Professor within the Discipline of Physics. The successful candidate will provide academic excellence and leadership with an emphasis on transdisciplinary research at the interface of academic disciplines. Focus areas of research interest in the Discipline of Physics include computational and experimental Space Science, Photonics, Nanoscience and Materials Physics, and Medical Science. However, candidates coming from any area of Physics will be considered if they complement our existing portfolio and align with the research strategy and capabilities of the University of Newcastle.


As a key senior academic in the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, the Associate Professor will have a national esteem and reputation for excellence in research, teaching and learning and service and engagement with professional, academic and community organisations.


The successful applicant will be primarily based at the Callaghan campus in Newcastle, contribute to teaching postgraduate and undergraduate courses in Physics including large first year classes comprising students from diverse study programs and engage with flexible course delivery modes and innovative teaching practices.

This role will;

• Provide leadership that fosters staff development and promotes cooperation between the university, government, national and international academia, and industry.

• Build and lead a research program to attract undergraduate and postgraduate students to the discipline.

• Enhance student learning and experience by leading staff in delivering a relevant curriculum using contemporary teaching pedagogies (e.g. blended and active learning).

• Work cohesively within a team environment to strengthen current and future research priorities of the discipline.

• Participate in activities to maintain academic standards and administrative effectiveness within the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences and the Faculty of Science.

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