Lecturer (or Reader or Chair) in Observational Astronomy

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Foreign
Institution/Company: 
The University of Edinburgh
Department Name: 
The School of Physics and Astronomy
City: 
Edinburgh
State/Province: 
Scotland
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The School of Physics and Astronomy is seeking to appoint to a full-time, open-ended academic position within the Institute for Astronomy (IfA). The IfA is located on the historic Royal Observatory Edinburgh site. It forms a major research area within the School, as well as undertaking a vigorous teaching programme. The IfA’s research programme is very broad, encompassing cosmology and large-scale structure, galaxy formation and evolution, active galaxies and quasars, simulations, stellar populations, star/planet formation and exoplanets, Solar System science, and project-based work in wide-field astronomy. Both theoretical and observational work is carried out.

We wish to recruit an outstanding scientist who will contribute significantly to the IfA’s research activities in Observational Astronomy. Candidates with expertise in radio or sub-mm interferometry are particularly welcome to apply.

The successful candidate will have an excellent track record in research and will be able to play a leading role in the field of Observational Astronomy, as well as to attract external research funding and to contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and supervision.

As recognized by our Juno Champion and Athena SWAN Silver awards, we are committed to advancing gender equality and to supporting flexible and family-friendly working. We recognise and value diversity across all our staff and students.

For informal enquiries, contact Prof. Philip Best (pnb@roe.ac.uk).

The Lecturer role is grade UE08. Appropriately qualified candidates may be appointed at Reader level (UE09) for which the salary is £52,559 - £59,135 per annum. For exceptional candidates, Professorial level appointment on the professorial salary scale (UE10) may be considered.

Salary range: £41,526 - £49,553 (UE08) or £52,559 - £59,135 (UE09) or Professorial Scale (UE10)

Included Benefits: 

The Lecturer role is grade UE08. Appropriately qualified candidates may be appointed at Reader level (UE09) for which the salary is £52,559 - £59,135 per annum. For exceptional candidates, Professorial level appointment on the professorial salary scale (UE10) may be considered.

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, December 12, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, December 12, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Prof. Philip Best
Title: 
Prof. Philip Best
Institution/Company: 
The University of Edinburgh
Department Name: 
The School of Physics and Astronomy
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Email: 
pnb@roe.ac.uk
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Prof. Philip Best
Subject: 
Lecturer (or Reader or Chair) in Observational Astronomy
Email: 
pnb@roe.ac.uk