Lecturer (x2) in Observational Astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, November 10, 2022
Archive Date: 
Thursday, January 5, 2023
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Lancaster University
Department Name: 
Physics Department
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Job Announcement Text: 

Lancaster University Physics aims to appoint two Lecturers (UK equivalent of USA Assistant Professors) to enhance and complement our activities in observational astrophysics. We seek candidates with an outstanding research profile. We expect to make one appointment related to gravitational wave / multi-messenger astronomy and one related to the exploitation of major facilities such as JWST.

You must have a strong track record of conducting internationally-leading original research, and demonstrate potential for excellent teaching ability, including the potential to supervise graduate students. You should demonstrate ability to attract external grant income to support your research from a range of sources.

The Application portal includes the person specification, which should be directly addressed in the online application. Applications should be accompanied by a cover letter, a full CV including ORCID, and a brief outline (max 2 pages of A4) of your research achievements and future plans.

Interviews for the positions are expected to be held on February 3, 2023.

Lancaster University is a leading UK University and the Physics Department is one of the top in the UK. Lancaster is a small-but-vibrant city a few miles from the sea and very close to the Lake District.

Lancaster Physics is committed to family-friendly and flexible working policies on an individual basis. We are strongly committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We hold an Athena SWAN Silver award and Institute of Physics Juno Champion status. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our department.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof. Isobel Hook (Head of Astrophysics, [email protected]) or Prof. Roger Jones (Head of Department, [email protected]).

Pay Compensation
Compensation Notes: 
The appointments may be made at Grade 7 or Grade 8, depending on experience.
Included Benefits: 

Lancaster academic salaries use a grading structure based on a nationally agreed single salary spine. The compensation package includes matched pension contributions, generous holiday entitlement, paid maternity and paternity leave, and additional flexible benefits such as subsidised public transit.

Full details of staff benefits are given on the Lancaster University website here: https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/poe/life-at-lancaster/benefits-of-working-at...

Details of relocation assistance to move to the Lancaster area are available here: https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/poe/life-at-lancaster/relocation-assistance/...

Over a third of Lancaster's academic staff are from outside the UK, and international applications are welcome. For more information, visit https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/poe/applying-from-overseas/

Application Deadline: 
Saturday, December 31, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Prof. Isobel Hook
Head of Astrophysics
Lancaster University
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