Assistant/Associate Professor of Astrophysics

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Publish Date: 
Tuesday, February 14, 2023
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, April 11, 2023
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Birmingham
Department Name: 
School of Physics and Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
West Midlands
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Job Announcement Text: 

The Institute for Gravitational Wave Astronomy and the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Birmingham invite applications for a faculty position in astrophysics at the Assistant/Associate Professor level. 

The focus of this position is in the area of gravitational-wave astronomy. 

The Institute provides a vibrant and diverse research environment with expertise across many areas of physics and astronomy: from theoretical to experimental gravitational-wave research with applications to present and future detectors, theoretical astrophysics, data analysis, transient astronomy, gravitational-wave source modelling including numerical relativity, and theoretical general relativity. 

Institute members play important roles in the LIGO Scientific Collaboration - including the development of next-generation ground-based gravitational-wave observatories – the LISA Consortium, the European and International Pulsar Timing Array collaborations, and in surveys such as ENGRAVE, STARGATE and LSST. The Institute has excellent laboratory and computer facilities. Current institute faculty members include Alberto Vecchio, Clement Bonnerot, Ben Gompertz, Denis Martynov, Sean McGee, Christopher Moore, Geraint Pratten, Patricia Schmidt, and Teng Zhang.

The University of Birmingham welcomes applications from all sections of the community and is open to discussions around all forms of flexible working. The University is committed to excellence in diversity and the creation of an inclusive learning and working environment.

Applicants should apply here:


using job reference 101219 for the position at the assistant professor level, or job reference 59918 for the position at the associate professor level.

As part of their application, applicants should include: (i) a CV, including full publication list, (ii) a statement of future research plans and objectives (max 3 pages), (iii) a statement on teaching experience (max 2 pages).

The deadline for application is 12th April 2023.

Applicants should also arrange for 3 reference letters to be sent to the group secretary, Ms Joanne Cox at j.s.cox[AT] by 12th April 2023.

For further information and informal inquiries please contact Prof Alberto Vecchio (A.Vecchio[AT], Dr Christopher Moore (C.J.Moore[AT], Dr Geraint Pratten (G.Pratten[AT] or Dr Patricia Schmidt (P.Schmidt[AT]

Interviews are expected to take place during the week 22nd-26th May, 2023.

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, April 12, 2023
Selection Deadline: 
Sunday, July 2, 2023
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Professor Alberto Vecchio
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Alberto Vecchio
Assistant/Associate Professor of Astrophysics