lectureship in Astronomy at NUI Galway

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, May 26, 2022
Archive Date: 
Thursday, June 23, 2022
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
National University of Ireland, Galway
Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are invited for a lectureship in Astronomy at NUI Galway. 

The post-holder will carry out their own research programme in Astronomy that complements existing research in star and planet formation, cool dwarf stars, high speed photometry, adaptive optics, polarimetry, pulsars, galaxy formation and evolution, and high energy astrophysics. Exoplanet related research in particular would be encouraged. The successful applicant will exploit Irish access to European Southern Observatory (ESO) facilities, either directly through observational programmes, or through data modelling and simulation, or through instrumentation projects. They may also be able to utilise the NUI Galway access to the James Clark Maxwell Telescope, to the I-LOFAR radio telescope, to the ESO MAORY consortium, and to the Irish Centre for High End Computing.

The post holder should have an established expertise and a proven portfolio of research in one or more of the following research fields:

  • Radio/ Millimetre / Submillimetre / Far-infrared /Optical astronomy
  • Analysis and interpretation of ESO and other telescope data
  • Astronomical instrumentation
  • Modelling of results obtained from observing at these wavelengths

Physics at NUI Galway offers BSc programmes (including options in Applied Physics, Astrophysics, Biomedical Physics, Climate Physics and Theoretical Physics), MSc programmes (in Astronomical Instrumentation, Key Enabling Technologies, Medical Physics, and Occupational and Environmental Health & Safety), and PhD programmes (in Astrophysics, Atmospheric Physics, Biophotonics, Biomedical Physics, Exposure Science, Laser-enabled Manufacturing, Marine Physics, and Nanomaterials).

The successful candidate must have a proven ability to teach across many areas of our undergraduate physics programmes.

For informal enquiries, please contact, Dr. Miriam Byrne, Head of Physics.  [email protected]

Additional information on Physics at NUI Galway is available at:


Salary:  €68,104- €88, 578 (applicable to new entrants effective from January, 2011)

(This appointment will be made on the lecturer above the Bar scale)

For more information and Application Form please see website:

http://www.nuigalway.ie/about-us/jobs/ Applications should be submitted online

Application Deadline: 
Saturday, June 25, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Saturday, June 25, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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