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.
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