Academic position in Astrophysics:
Lecturer (Grade 8, £39,993-£47,722)
We are seeking to fill a Lecturer position in the Observational Astrophysics research group at Lancaster University. The new group forms part of a strong Astrophysics research division with our well-established Theoretical Particle Cosmology and Space and Planetary Science groups.
Lancaster’s Department of Physics was ranked first and equal-first respectively in the 2008 and 2001 UK Research Assessment Exercises (RAE) and was ranked second for its world-leading research publications in the 2014 UK Research Excellence Framework (REF). It is seeking to further enhance its scientific standing.
The appointee will be expected to develop world-class research programmes and attract external research funds. The group will be supported where appropriate by University investment in equipment and personnel. It is also expected that the new group member will carry out leadership roles in one or more of the major next generation international projects such as SKA, LSST, 4MOST, ELT, JWST and Euclid.
We are seeking excellent applicants to play a key role in establishing the new group at Lancaster. The appointee should have research interests that complement those of the existing staff members. Applications from those with interests in observational cosmology, galaxy formation and evolution, and/or transients are particularly welcome. We also welcome applications from those with experience connecting observations in these areas with relevant theory.
Applicants should have a proven track record of publications in leading scientific journals. Demonstrated success in winning research grant income is desired. Holders of personal research fellowships are encouraged to apply.
In addition to research activities, the appointee will also be involved with undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, including the supervision of PhD students. He or she will also be expected to contribute to academic strategic planning, management and administration as required.
The Lancaster University Department of Physics is strongly committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our department.