Assistant Professor in Observational Astronomy

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Monday, October 15, 2018
Archive Date: 
Monday, January 7, 2019
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Foreign
Institution/Company: 
Durham University
Department Name: 
Department of Physics
Street Line 1: 
Science Laboratories
Street Line 2: 
South Road
City: 
Durham
State/Province: 
Durham
Zip/Postal: 
DH1 3LE
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The Department of Physics at Durham University seeks to appoint a talented individual to the role of Assistant Professor in Observational Astronomy. The successful candidate will be a member of the Centre for Extragalactic Astronomy (CEA) and will have research experience that complements and strengthens the existing areas of research within the CEA and has the strong potential to exploit the next generation of astronomical telescopes and large extragalactic surveys. 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 a world class learning environment which enables undergraduate and postgraduate students to achieve their potential. The position will start around October 2019.

Durham University hosts one of Europe's largest and most active research groups working in the fields of observational and theoretical extragalactic astronomy, cosmology and instrumentation. Currently we
have 25 permanent members of staff, 3 long-term research fellows, and around 100 postdocs, students, and support staff. Our observational research is undertaken in the CEA, while theoretical activities are
focused in the Institute for Computational Cosmology (ICC), and our instrumentation work is carried out in the Centre for Advanced Instrumentation (CfAI). Our group benefits significantly from the deep-rooted synergies between the research programmes in the CEA, ICC, and CfAI. In November 2016 the CEA moved into a new building, the Ogden Centre for Fundamental Physics, along with the ICC and CfAI. Further information may be found at http://www.astro.dur.ac.uk/

Candidates should have a PhD in Physics or Astronomy and an established record of research at the highest international level. They should have also demonstrated potential for teaching and postgraduate student supervision. Applications should be made online and include a curriculum vitae and publication list.

 

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, January 3, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Emma Taylor
Title: 
Ms
Institution/Company: 
Durham University
Department Name: 
Human Resources
Street Line 1: 
Rowan House
Street Line 2: 
Mountjoy Centre
Street Line 3: 
Stockton Road
City: 
Durham
Zip/Postal Code: 
DH1 3LE
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Phone: 
+44 191 334 6517
Email: 
emma.taylor@durham.ac.uk
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
PHYS19-56
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Prof David Alexander
Subject: 
Assistant Professor in Observational Astronomy
Email: 
d.m.alexander@durham.ac.uk