UCL invites applications for an Associate Professorship in theoretical and/or observational astrophysics, with a focus on research in gravitational waves, gravitational wave sources, and/or their electromagnetic counterparts. We also welcome applications from related areas of multi-messenger and transient astrophysics. Involvement in relevant experiments (e.g. LIGO/LISA/Cosmic Explorer/Einstein Telescope; Rubin-LSST) is desirable.
The successful candidate will have a track record of world-leading research, and is expected to have demonstrated leadership in the chosen research field through e.g., having led a research group or centre, having experience of journal editorship, having won research grants and awards. The post-holder will have a record of successful supervision and mentoring of PhD students and research fellows. The Associate Professor will be part of the Astrophysics Group and will be required to carry out world-leading research in terms of originality, significance and rigour. The post-holder will be expected to commit to high quality teaching and to foster a positive learning environment for students.
The Astrophysics Group is one of the largest in the UK, comprising about 130 members of academic, research and support staff, of which 24 are academic staff members. Our research areas cover massive stars, star formation and evolution, interstellar processes, astrochemistry, cosmology, galaxy formation and evolution, (exo)planetary science, atmospheric physics and instrumentation. UCL was the first university in England to welcome students of any class, religion, and the first to welcome women on equal terms with men. The successful applicant will commit to UCL’s policy of equal opportunity and the ability to work harmoniously with colleagues and students of all cultures and backgrounds.