Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, June 22, 2022
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Newcastle University
Department Name: 
School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Job Announcement Text: 

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Astrophysics

Lecturer Grade F: £37,474 to £42,155 per annum

Lecturer Grade G: £43,414 to £51,805 per annum

Senior Lecturer Grade H: £53,353 to £61,823 per annum

The Role

Are you an enthusiastic academic with a passion for delivering outstanding teaching in Higher Education, as well as expanding your portfolio of research in astrophysics? The School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics (MSP) could be the place for you. We are looking to rapidly expand our Physics programme and are seeking to engage a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Astrophysics.

We are looking for an enthusiastic academic with expertise in any area of observational or theoretical astrophysics. You will have the opportunity to establish your own area of expertise but may find synergies with our existing areas of strength (galactic magnetism, stellar and planetary (magneto-) hydrodynamics, AGN and accretion physics, neutron stars, cosmology, and relativity). Applications are particularly encouraged from those with an interest in astrostatistics. Newcastle University has recently secured an Science and Technology Facilities Council – Centre for Doctoral Training (STFC CDT) in data intensive science in partnership with Northumbria University.

We are members of the LOFAR radio-telescope project and host regular LOFAR meetings. Research in quantum fluids and gases is carried out as part of the JQC (Joint Quantum Centre) Durham-Newcastle, a formal collaboration between Newcastle University and the University of Durham.

Newcastle University expects to grow its physics academics by employing ~20 Physicists over the next 5-7 years. You will have the opportunity to help shape the research and teaching associated with this expansion. We are committed to build a Physics environment with equality and diversity at its core. As such, in addition to a strong research track record, you will have a genuine interest and commitment to developing the role of under-represented groups in physics, and an interest in establishing innovative, evidence-based programmes that will target these groups at all levels.

All our teaching and research academic colleagues are encouraged to take regular sabbaticals. The School will support sabbaticals on full pay and generous funding is available for travel and collaborations with external stakeholders.

Position available:

Full time and permanent Lecturer or Senior Lecturer position available with an immediate start date. We are committed to building and maintaining a fair and inclusive working environment and we would be happy to discuss arrangements for flexible and/or blended working. You will be required to commence by September 2023 at the latest.

To apply, please complete an online application and upload a CV and Cover Letter. Please state in your application whether you are applying to be considered for Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, or both. You should use the criteria outlined in the person specification below to structure your response.

Application is via a CV and a Cover Letter (max. 4 pages) only. Please outline the following:

  • Your top 5 research outputs (accounting for career breaks) in which you have had a significant input. This may include journal publications and other forms of output relating to impact. For multi-author works, describe your contribution AND research funding applied for or received.
  • What constitutes excellent teaching to you (teaching statement).
  • Your past contributions to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and what your contributions to EDI at Newcastle will be

Please upload your cover letter document, which should contain your responses above, to the ‘Cover Letter’ portal in your online application. Please note any ‘additional documents’ that you upload may be redacted and therefore not considered by the reviewing panel.

For more information or informal enquiries, please contact Dr Angela Dyson [email protected] or Prof Tamara Rogers, [email protected].

For further details about Newcastle University please visit our information page at: https://www.ncl.ac.uk/who-we-are/

For further details on School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics please visit our web page at: https://www.ncl.ac.uk/maths-physics/

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To apply, please click here to access the Newcastle University careers page and search for job posting ID: 20621.

For support with your application, please contact Newcastle University Recruitment [email protected]

Requisition ID: 20621

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Sunday, November 13, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
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20621 L/SL in Astrophysics