Lecturer in Astronomy

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Publish Date: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021
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Thursday, May 20, 2021
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
The Open University
Milton Keynes
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Job Announcement Text: 

Lecturer in Astronomy (Extragalactic/ Data science)

Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
Salary: £41,526 to £49,553 per annum
Ref: 18242
Full Time – Permanent
Based at Walton Hall, Milton Keynes

Change your career, change lives

The Open University is the UK’s largest university, a world leader in flexible part-time education combining a mission to widen access to higher education with research excellence, transforming lives through education.

The role

The School of Physical Sciences at the Open University is seeking a Permanent Lecturer or Senior Lecturer to join the Astronomy Discipline.

You will be expected to make strong contributions to our teaching on BSc, MPhys and MSc modules in astronomy, astrophysics and related areas, and you will develop and sustain an externally-funded research portfolio.

We are particularly interested in people with enthusiasm for curriculum developments in extragalactic astronomy, who also have research interests in this area or whose research uses state-of-the-art data science techniques. However, candidates working outside these areas will also be considered. Research plans which show clear synergies with the existing OU astronomy research group are particularly encouraged.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in astronomy or a related field, display excellent communication and team working skills, and a strong commitment to teaching astronomy.

More details and other criteria are set out in the Job Description.

The School provides a friendly and flexible working environment. Our commitment to equality and diversity has been recognised by the award of “Juno Champion” status by the Institute of Physics and an Athena SWAN Silver Award.

If you would like to discuss this post before making an application, please email Prof. Andrew Norton (Andrew.Norton@open.ac.uk).

What you get in return

Benefits include a supportive and friendly working environment, 33 days holiday per annum pro rata plus Bank Holidays and an attractive pension proposition.

How to apply

For details on how to apply please click the apply button to our website or follow this link http://www.open.ac.uk/about/employment/vacancies/lecturer-astronomy-extragalactic-data-science-18242

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Closing date: 21 May 2021

We value diversity and we recognise that different people bring different perspectives, ideas, knowledge and culture, and that this difference brings great strength.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, May 21, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Sunday, May 23, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
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