Lecturer in Astrophysics in Faculty of Science
University of Queensland, Faculty of Science

School of Mathematics and Physics

UQ Physics is located in the School of Mathematics and Physics in the Faculty of Science. The Discipline is internationally recognised for its research excellence, and hosts a number of world-class research centres. Details of the research interests of academic staff may be accessed on the School’s web site at http://www.smp.uq.edu.au/

Astrophysics is one of the University of Queensland’s research strengths, receiving the top rating of “well-above international standard” in the category 0201 Astronomical and Space Sciences in the most recent Excellence in Research for Australia 2019 assessment.  Astrophysics is hosted within the similarly top-rated School of Mathematics and Physics, which also has strengths in quantum physics, condensed matter physics, biophotonics, and laser science.

About This Opportunity

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding astrophysicist to a five-year research and teaching position at the University of Queensland, who will enhance and expand upon our existing research strengths. 

The successful candidate will develop their own independent research program, participate in teaching and postgraduate supervision, as well as perform service and other activities associated with the School and the discipline of Physics.

This position is located at our picturesque St Lucia campus, renowned as one of Australia’s most attractive university campuses, and located just 7km from Brisbane’s city centre. Bounded by the Brisbane River on three sides, and with outstanding public transport connections, our 114-hectare site provides a perfect work environment – you can enjoy the best of both worlds: a vibrant campus with the tradition of an established university.

For US applicants, please note that Australian Universities use British terminology, as such a Lecturer (Level B) position is equivalent to that of an Assistant Professor position in the US.

Our Ideal Candidate

The appointee will have a demonstrated record of performing innovative, international quality research.  Applicants with an excellent track record in any area of astrophysics are encouraged to apply. It is desirable that the research program of the successful candidate should expand the research profile of the School in new and exciting directions, while forming synergistic collaborations with one or more of the existing research strengths in UQ astrophysics.

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to recruitment@uq.edu.au.

What We Can Offer

This is a full-time, fixed term position at Academic level B.

The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $93,985 - $111,607, plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $109,963 - $130,580.

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, recreation leave loading, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, cheap parking, development programs and many other benefits.

For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021

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