Assistant Professor in Astronomy & Space Science Instrumentation

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Monday, October 15, 2018
Archive Date: 
Monday, December 10, 2018
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Foreign
Institution/Company: 
Durham University
Department Name: 
Department of Physics
Street Line 1: 
Science Laboratories
Street Line 2: 
South Road
City: 
Durham
State/Province: 
Co. Durham
Zip/Postal: 
DH1 3LE
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The Department of Physics at Durham University seeks to appoint a talented individual to the role of Assistant Professor in Astronomy & Space Science Instrumentation. The successful candidate will be a member of the Centre for Advanced Instrumentation (CfAI) and will have research experience that complements and strengthens the existing areas of research within the CfAI, with a focus on the design and development of novel instrumentation for astronomy and/or Earth observation. The successful applicant is expected to develop an original and independent research program, to publish world-class research with a focus on quality in high impact journals, and have the potential to engage with industrial partners. They will also contribute to the development and delivery of high quality research-led teaching that produces an innovative learning environment in which undergraduate and postgraduate students can achieve their full potential. The position will start around October 2019.

Durham University hosts one of Europe's largest and most active research groups working in astronomy and space science. The group benefits significantly from the deep-rooted synergies between the research programmes in the CfAI and those of the observational and theoretical astronomy and space science groups in Durham. In November 2016 all three research groups moved into a new building, the Ogden Centre for Fundamental Physics. CfAI also has dedicated instrumentation laboratories located at the NETPark technology park about 7 miles from Durham. Further information may be found at https://www.dur.ac.uk/cfai

Candidates should have a PhD in Physics or a related subject and an established record of research at the highest international level. They should have also demonstrated their potential for teaching and postgraduate student supervision. Applications should be made online and include a curriculum vitae and publication list.

Application Deadline: 
Saturday, December 15, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, March 1, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Emma Taylor
Title: 
Ms
Institution/Company: 
Durham University
Department Name: 
Human Resources
Street Line 1: 
Rowan House
Street Line 2: 
Mountjoy Centre
Street Line 3: 
Stockton Road
City: 
Durham
State/Province: 
Co. Durham
Zip/Postal Code: 
DH1 3LE
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Phone: 
+44 191 334 6517
Email: 
emma.taylor@durham.ac.uk
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
PHYS19-55
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Prof. Ray Sharples
Subject: 
Assistant Professor in Astronomy & Space Science Instrumentation
Email: 
r.m.sharples@durham.ac.uk