Lectureship in Observations of Exoplanets and/or Protoplanetary Discs

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Saturday, June 22, 2019
Archive Date: 
Saturday, July 20, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Queen Mary University of London
Department Name: 
School of Physics and Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
Mile End Road
E1 4NS
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Job Announcement Text: 

Queen Mary University of London is a leading Russel Group university in the UK, with a breadth of excellence across Science and Engineering, Medicine, and Humanities and Social Sciences. The School of Physics and Astronomy maintains a tradition of outstanding research in many ground-breaking fields, with academic staff, research staff and students working in dedicated Research Centres in Astronomy, Condensed Matter Physics, Experimental Particle Physics and Theoretical Physics.

The School is seeking to make a permanent appointment at Lecturer level (equivalent to Assistant Professor level) in the area of Observations of Exoplanets and/or Protoplanetary Discs within the Astronomy Unit (AU). Applicants from closely-related fields are also encouraged to apply. The Astronomy Unit’s major activities cover extrasolar planets, planetary formation and dynamics, cosmology, space and solar plasma physics, and survey astronomy. Research in the AU is supported by access to high quality computing resources in the form of local HPC facilities.

The successful candidate will already have shown outstanding research achievements consistent with their current career point. In addition, the ideal candidate will have a proven record of research in observational studies of exoplanets and/or protoplanetary discs, with a leading role in current and future space-missions and/or ground based observations. We aim to appoint someone whose research will complement and enhance the existing theoretical research activities of the planetary systems group at QMUL, which include developing theoretical models of planetary system formation and evolution, and models of the dynamical evolution of protoplanetary discs.  The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the delivery of high-quality teaching within the school in the form of lectures, tutorials, and undergraduate and PhD student project supervision.

The Lectureship is full-time and indefinite, subject to satisfactory performance during a 36-month probationary period. Starting salary will be in the range £41,682 - £51,899 per annum, depending on experience, inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, pension scheme and an interest-free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Candidates are requested to provide an up-to-date publication list, a statement of research plans and the contact details of three academic referees, included in a single file as part of the Curriculum Vitae that is uploaded during the on-line application process.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Prof. Richard Nelson at r.p.nelson@qmul.ac.uk or on +44 20 7882 3460.

General information about the School can be found at www.ph.qmul.ac.uk and about the Astronomy Unit at http://www.astro.qmul.ac.uk. Further details and an application form can be found at http://www.jobs.qmul.ac.uk/ The Reference for this position is QMUL18617. The closing date for applications is Saturday 20 July 2019.

QMUL values diversity and is committed to equality. The University holds an Athena SWAN bronze award and the School of Physics and Astronomy holds IoP JUNO Champion status and Athena Silver status. As part of the School’s participation in the JUNO programme we strongly encourage applications from women and minority candidates.

Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality

Application Deadline: 
Saturday, July 27, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Saturday, July 27, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
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