Lecturer/Senior Lecturers in Astrophysics and/or Data Science (2+ positions available)

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, April 23, 2021
Archive Date: 
Friday, May 21, 2021
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
University of Hertfordshire
Department Name: 
School of Physics, Engineering and Computer Science
Street Line 1: 
Department of Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics
Street Line 2: 
College Lane
City: 
Hatfield
State/Province: 
Hertfordshire
Zip/Postal: 
AL10 9AB
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

We are seeking to appoint two or more Lecturers/Senior Lecturers in Physics or Astrophysics, to support our undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes and to conduct independent research. We are a research-active department, and applicants will ideally have expertise complementing existing research strengths in our Centre for Astrophysics Research (CAR) and/or Data Science in our Centre of Data Innovation Research (CoDIR).

Applications should be submitted online by *May 19th* via the link to our recruitment website below and should be accompanied by a CV, list of publications, a research statement, and personal statement outlining how you meet the job criteria. Informal enquiries can be directed to Prof Kristen Coppin (Director of CAR, k.coppin@herts.ac.uk) or Prof Jim Geach (Director of CoDIR, j.geach@herts.ac.uk).  

Main Duties and Responsibilities

You will undertake teaching and assessment at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, in Physics and/or Astrophysics; willingness to teach core areas of physics is essential. You will also support learning through design and development of course materials including online content and undertaking necessary tutorial, laboratory and administrative activities.

You will be expected to contribute actively to the research interests of the School and/or to develop short courses, commercial and Knowledge Transfer Partnership related activities in the School. You will supervise postgraduate research projects and apply for external funding to support research and commercial activities.

For the role of Senior Lecturer, you will also undertake an administrative role in the School such as Module Leadership, assisting with programme management, or other similar duties, provide leadership in an aspect of research or commercial activities and undertake other duties within the framework of the post as delegated by the Head of Department, Programme Leader for Physics and Astrophysics, or Head of the relevant research group.

Skills and Experience

You must have experience of working in Physics or Astrophysics within Higher Education or in a relevant sector, including demonstrable research activity. In addition to this you will need proven experience of teaching or tutoring at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level. You must have a strong commitment to teaching, learning and student support at University level and a potential to attract external research and/or commercial funding. You will have demonstrable proficiency in English Language, with excellent oral and written communication skills. You must have a strong desire to enthuse and engage our students and be effective within a team setting. We will also expect from you a willingness to develop module and programme level material whilst also demonstrating a commitment to continuous improvement and to undertake professional qualifications where appropriate.

For the role of Senior Lecturer, you must have substantial experience of working in Physics, Astrophysics, or closely related areas. You will also be required to have a strong track record of research publications and/or industrial experience and evidence of securing external funding. In addition to this, you must have the knowledge and demonstrable experience to contribute to the School's teaching and research areas.

Salary Scale: UH7 Lecturer £33,797 to £40,322 pa dependent on skills and experience; UH8 Senior Lecturer £40,322 to £51,034 pa dependent on skills and experience

Included Benefits: 

Our vision is to transform lives and UH is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and building a diverse community. UH holds an Athena-SWAN Bronze award, while the Department of Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics holds Athena-SWAN Silver and IOP Juno Champion awards.  We welcome applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of their protected characteristics. We offer a range of employee benefits including generous annual leave and discounted Sports Village memberships, personal and professional development and family-friendly policies. #GoHerts

Application Deadline: 
Friday, May 21, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Saturday, July 31, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
No Status Given (Opted Out)
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Human Resources
Institution/Company: 
University of Hertfordshire
City: 
Hatfield
State/Province: 
Hertfordshire
Zip/Postal Code: 
AL10 9AB
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Phone: 
4401707184000
FAX: 
4401707284115
Email: 
jobs@herts.ac.uk
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
032615
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Professor Martin Hardcastle
Subject: 
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Physics/Astrophysics (OurRef:032615)
Email: 
m.j.hardcastle@herts.ac.uk