Lecturer in Theoretical Physics
Imperial College London Department of Physics
United Kingdom

Job summary

Applications are invited for a Lecturer in Theoretical Physics within the Department of Physics. We are seeking a candidate whose expertise will strengthen our academic mission to deliver world-class scholarship, education and research.

Job listing information

  • Reference NAT01129
  • Date posted 13 April 2022
  • Closing date 6 June 2022

Key information about the role

  • Location South Kensington Campus (map)
  • Position type Full time, permanent
  • Salary £60,762 – £68,987 plus benefits
  • Department Department of Physics
  • Category Academic & Teaching / Non Clinical Academic & Teaching

Job description

Job summary

Applications are invited for a Lecturer in Theoretical Physics within the Department of Physics. We are seeking a candidate whose expertise will strengthen our academic mission to deliver world-class scholarship, education and research.

Duties and responsibilities

The Theoretical Physics group undertakes world-leading research in key areas of theoretical physics including string theory, quantum field theory, cosmology, quantum foundations, complexity and gravitational physics. We are seeking a world-class researcher in Theoretical High Energy Physics. Applicants with expertise in string theory, M theory and quantum field theory, broadly interpreted, are particularly encouraged to apply, although all areas will be considered.

The successful candidate will:

  • Develop and lead an innovative research programme of international quality
  • Teach and examine students at all levels including lecturing undergraduate and postgraduate courses, supervising research and PhD students, providing pastoral support and contributing to curriculum development work and teach a range of courses on the Quantum Fields and Fundamental Forces MSc.
  • Act as a coach and role model through excellent practice and mentoring of colleagues
  • Contribute to the promotion of equality, diversity and inclusivity in Physics
  • Undertake appropriate administrative tasks in support of the Department’s activities

Essential requirements

The essential criteria for this post are:

  • A PhD in a Physics or Mathematics or equivalent
  • An established national and developing international reputation and expertise in Theoretical Physics
  • A clear vision of future research directions in Theoretical Physics
  • Be able to work independently to establish a coherent research activity of their own
  • Potential to collaborate with other theoretical and experimental groups and programmes in the Department and/or College
  • Evidence of contribution to the development and performance of colleagues through coaching or mentoring
  • Experience of preparing or helping to prepare grant applications for submission
  • A portfolio of research publications, confirming national / international standing (commensurate with career stage)
  • Experience of training undergraduate and / or postgraduate students
  • Potential to teach a range of courses on the Quantum Fields and Fundamental Forces MSc
  • Experience of supervision of higher degrees (PhD)
  • Evidence of contribution to the promotion of equality, diversity and inclusivity
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to convey ideas and concepts clearly and effectively to a range of audiences through a variety of methods and media

Further information

The post is available immediately and the starting date will be by negotiation. We anticipate holding interviews in July 2022.

More information about the Department of Physics and the Theoretical Physics Group can be found on our webpages.

Please refer to further particulars for more information about the College.

The Department of Physics is an IoP JUNO Practitioner and an Athena Silver SWAN Award winner reflecting our commitment to building a supportive, inclusive and highly motivated community.  See our EDI webpage for more Information. We strongly encourage applications from all backgrounds, especially those historically underrepresented in Physics.

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to Professor Daniel Waldram, Head of the Theoretical Physics Group, d.waldram@imperial.ac.uk

Queries relating to the application process should be directed to Gayle Baldwin, Executive Assistant to the Head of Department, by email physrecruitment@imperial.ac.uk

For any technical queries during the application process please contact: support.jobs@imperial.ac.uk

We are also currently recruiting for:

Lecturer in Condensed Matter Theory NAT01126

Lecturer in Experimental Solid State Physics NAT01127

Lecturer in Experimental ICF / HEDP Science NAT01128

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Physics (open call) NAT01130

The College is a proud signatory to the San-Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions, we evaluate applicants on the quality of their work, not the journal impact factor where it is published. More information.

We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

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