Associate or Assistant Professor of Astrophysics

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Publish Date: 
Friday, September 15, 2023
Archive Date: 
Friday, November 3, 2023
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Birmingham
Department Name: 
Scool of Physics and Astronomy
West Midlands
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Job Announcement Text: 

The Institute for Gravitational Wave Astronomy and the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Birmingham invite applications for a faculty position in astrophysics at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. 

The focus of this faculty search is in the area of gravitational-wave observations.

The Institute provides a vibrant and diverse research environment with expertise across many areas of physics and astronomy, from theoretical to experimental gravitational-wave research with applications to present and future observatories: gravitational-wave observations, data analysis, transient astronomy, theoretical astrophysics, gravitational-wave source modelling including numerical relativity, quantum technologies and detectors R&D. 

Institute members play important roles in the LIGO Scientific Collaboration - including the development of next-generation ground-based gravitational-wave observatories – the LISA Consortium, the European and International Pulsar Timing Array collaborations, and in surveys such as ENGRAVE, STARGATE and LSST. The Institute has excellent laboratory and computer facilities. Current institute faculty members include Alberto Vecchio, Clement Bonnerot, Ben Gompertz, Denis Martynov, Sean Mcgee, Geraint Pratten, Patricia Schmidt, and Teng Zhang.

The University of Birmingham welcomes applications from all sections of the community and is open to discussions around all forms of flexible working. The University is committed to excellence in diversity and the creation of an inclusive learning and working environment.

As part of their application, applicants should include: (i) a CV, including full publication list, (ii) a statement of future research plans and objectives (max 3 pages), (iii) a statement on teaching experience (max 2 pages). Applicants should also arrange for 3 reference letters to be sent to Ms Joanne Cox at j.s.cox[AT]

The deadline for application is 1st November 2023.

For further information and informal inquiries please contact Prof Alberto Vecchio (A.Vecchio[AT], Dr Geraint Pratten (G.Pratten[AT] or Dr Patricia Schmidt (P.Schmidt[AT]

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2023
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, March 1, 2024
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Professor William J Chaplin
Head of School
University of Birmingham
Department Name: 
School of Physics and Astronomy
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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Professor Alberto Vecchio
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