Lectureship in Exoplanetary Science and Protoplanetary Disks

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Publish Date: 
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University College London
Department Name: 
Physics and Astronomy
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Job Announcement Text: 

UCL invites applications for a lectureship in the area of (exo)planetary science, including disks. The lecturer will be part of the Astrophysics group and is expected to have an excellent record of academic research. The lectureship in (exo)planetary science and disks is aimed at strengthening our exploitation of ongoing and upcoming missions (TESS, CHEOPS, JWST, JUICE) which will provide synergy and complementarity to the preparation for the ARIEL mission. The post holder will be expected to be undertaking world-class research in topic(s) within this area. They will be expected to enhance the Group’s consolidated grant portfolio, as well as raise funds from other external sources to provide support for their research, postdoctoral research staff and PhD students. Proven ability to raise funds for one's own research (e.g. through a personal fellowship) would be an advantage. The post-holder would be expected to undertake normal undergraduate teaching duties within the Department, supervise postgraduate students, and contribute to the general life of the Department and University.

Essential requirements: a PhD in Physics or Astrophysics (or a closely related discipline) and a high profile in any area within the general field of (exo)planets and disks.

The Astrophysics Group is one of the largest in the UK, comprising about 90 members of academic, research and support staff, of which 22 are academic staff members. Our research areas cover massive stars, star formation, interstellar and circumstellar processes, astrochemistry, cosmology, galaxy formation and evolution, planetary science, extra-solar planets, atmospheric physics and instrumentation. UCL has a leading role in the international consortium that will deliver the payload for the European Space Agency’s ARIEL satellite, dedicated to the spectroscopic observations of hundreds of exoplanetary atmospheres. It is expected that the new lecturer will have an active participation in the scientific preparation and exploitation of the ARIEL mission, scheduled for launch in 2028. Queries regarding the application process, or informal enquiries regarding the vacancy, can be made via Mrs Kay Nakum ([email protected]). Informal enquiries may also be directed to the Head of the Astrophysics Group, Professor Serena Viti ([email protected]).

Applications should be made online: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/hr/jobs/ Please select "Permanent, temporary, fixed-term and apprenticeships", then "Search for permanent and fixed term job", and then enter the job reference number 1857704 into "Ref No". Please complete the application procedure as directed, also providing a CV with a list of publications, a statement of research interests and plans (3-page limit) and the names of three referees who should be asked to email letters of reference by the February 29th 2020 deadline to [email protected]. Salary: UK Pounds £44,674 - £52,701 per annum (including London Allowance).

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Conditions of Service and benefits are outlined at URL1: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/hr/salary_scales/academic_tcs.php

Application Deadline: 
Saturday, February 29, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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