Professorship in Astrophysics in University College Cork, Ireland

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, November 5, 2021
Archive Date: 
Friday, December 17, 2021
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University College Cork
Department Name: 
Department of Physics
Job Announcement Text: 


Permanent Whole Time Post

Department of Physics, University College Cork (UCC, Ireland  invites applications for a permanent whole time senior professorship, with specialisation in astrophysics, gravitational physics or cosmology.

UCC is one of Ireland’s foremost research universities, with ~18,000 students and 3,000 staff. The Department of Physics has a long established reputation for excellence in teaching and research. Cork is a dynamic and engaging city of ~200,000, recently rated by Lonely Planet as one of the top ten cities to visit in the world. Ireland has a thriving astronomy community and is a member of ESA, the LOFAR radio network, and ESO.

Applicants must hold a doctoral qualification in Physics or a closely related area, and a portfolio of significant research accomplishments and publications. The appointee will be required to contribute teaching to the range of BSc degrees offered by the Department of Physics, as well as at postgraduate level. Demonstrated teaching ability is essential, as is ability to generate research funding. Applicants should have research interests and accomplishments specific to astrophysics, gravitational physics or cosmology. Note that an additional position, with an emphasis on theoretical astrophysics, has also been advertised recently.

For informal enquiries about the post, please contact Professor John McInerney, Head of the Department of Physics, UCC. : ([email protected]) or Professor Paul Callanan ([email protected]

For further information on the Department of Physics, see

Closing Date: 17th December 2021 at 5pm

UCC is committed to creating and fully embracing an inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated.

Appointments will be made on the Professor or Professor (Scale 2) Salary Scale [new entrants 2021]: 99,097 - 150,712 euro (approx 114,000 -175,000 dollars). 

Application forms must be completed and are available together with full details, from or the Department of Human Resources, University College Cork, Ireland. Email: [email protected] / Tel: +353 21 4901814/ Fax: +353 21 4271568.

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$114000.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$175000.00 (USD)
Application Deadline: 
Friday, December 17, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
research staff/senior researchers
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Prof Paul Callanan
Professorship in Astrophysics