Senior Lecturer

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, December 6, 2019
Archive Date: 
Friday, January 10, 2020
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Portsmouth
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Job Announcement Text: 

Faculty of Technology
Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation

Senior Lecturer

Employment type: Permanent
Employment basis: Full-time
Salary: £40,322 - £49,553 per annum 
Post number: ZZ006021
Date published: 05 December 2019 
Closing date: 06 January 2020
Interview date: Week Commencing 10 February 2020 

The University of Portsmouth is a dynamic and ambitious institution with a track record of success. One of only four universities in the south east of England to achieve a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework, it is also ranked 21st in the 2020 Guardian League Table University Guide, and 113th in the Times Higher Young University World Rankings.

The Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation (ICG) at the University of Portsmouth invites applications for a senior lectureship in astrophysics, cosmology and gravitation. We are seeking applicants whose expertise will enhance and extend our existing areas of research, in topics including theoretical studies in cosmology and gravitation, and exploitation of the next generation of astronomical observatories such as the European Extremely Large Telescope and the James Webb Space Telescope.

We encourage applications from scientists with a record of high-quality research publications, as well as evidence of impact (innovation and/or public engagement) and external grant funding (which may include research fellowships). We particularly encourage applications from traditionally under-represented groups in physics. The ICG and the University of Portsmouth hold Athena SWAN bronze awards, demonstrating a commitment to organisational and cultural practices that promote gender equality and create a better working environment for women and men.

The ICG is home to 16 academic staff, 17 postdoctoral researchers and over 30 PhD students, and has an active international visitors programme. Portsmouth is a member of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-IV), the Dark Energy Survey (DES), the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI), the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), and the Laser Interferometric Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) science collaboration, with involvement in several other major international collaborations, including ESA’s Euclid satellite mission and the Square Kilometre Array (SKA). The University of Portsmouth is a member of the South-East Physics Network (SEPnet) and hosts the SCIAMA supercomputer including a new upgrade with 896 cores and 8.4 TB distributed memory. More information can be found at

Please contact the ICG director, Prof David Wands (, to discuss this opportunity. Your application (application form, CV, publication list and research proposal) should be submitted via the online application system by the closing date. Your application will be processed and conducted in compliance with UK legislation relevant at that time.

Applications from candidates who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons and all appointments will be made on merit. As we are committed to the principles of the Race Equality Charter Mark, we would particularly welcome applications from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community who are currently under-represented at this level in this area.   

To find out more about the University of Portsmouth and this role, visit and apply on-line. 

For detailed information about the vacancy, please select this link: ZZ006021 - Senior Lecturer.docx

It is the policy of the University to only accept applications submitted using the University’s application form.

All applications for this position will be processed and conducted in compliance with UK legislation relevant at that time.

Application Deadline: 
Monday, January 6, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Saturday, February 29, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
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