Lecturers / Senior Lecturers/ Readers and/or Professors in Complex Systems, Gravitational Waves and Space Weather (Teaching & Research)

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Publish Date: 
Wednesday, November 23, 2022
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Wednesday, December 21, 2022
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Science Engineering
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Large Academic
Queen Mary University of London
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School of Physical and Chemical Sciences - Department of Physics and Astronomy
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Mile End Road
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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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About the Roles

We welcome applications for up to 25 Lectureship / Senior Lectureship positions and for up to 5 Readerships/Professorial positions, as part of a further round of major investment in the Faculty of Science and Engineering in the above strategic research areas.

Those appointed will be welcomed, supported, mentored and inspired as successful independent researchers within one of our five academic Schools: Biological and Behavioural Sciences (SBBS); Electronic Engineering and Computer Science (EECS); Engineering and Materials Science (SEMS); Mathematical Sciences (SMS); and Physical and Chemical Sciences (SPCS). Allocation to a host school will be based on alignment with research and teaching areas with the School.

For those joining at Reader/Professor level, we will support you in continuing to lead your own successful research team as well as wider leadership across the School and Faculty as appropriate.

At all levels of appointment, there will be significant opportunity to collaborate and develop your career with colleagues across the Faculty of Science and Engineering as well as with colleagues in the Faculties of Humanities and Social Sciences and Medicine and Dentistry.

Further information about the Faculty and the posts can be found at: https://www.qmul.ac.uk/strategic-hires-se/

About You

Successful candidates will be at the appropriate academic level with a PhD and an impressive research track record, including applying for and winning external funding to support your research. Successful candidates will show the capability to support a successful research group, delivering high quality outputs, and research impact and providing a positive contribution to student education.

For applicants at Reader and Professorial level you should be internationally leading in your research field with an existing portfolio of appropriate grant funding and highest quality research outputs.

About Us

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.

The Faculty of Science and Engineering is committed to excellence we are ambitious, collaborative, and welcoming. Our distinctive, curiosity-driven research is recognised all over the world and in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021), Queen Mary was ranked joint 7th in the UK for the quality of our research with many of the Faculty units of assessment ranked in the top 10.

Our supportive and stimulating research environment attracts talent from across the world. The Faculty’s five schools host and support over 13,500 students, approximately 400 academic staff, and 1,000 research, technical, professional services, and other support staff.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time), a season ticket loan scheme, relocation benefits, staff networks and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

These posts will be primarily based at our Mile End Campus, but with the possibility of working at other campuses from time to time. They are full time permanent appointments (though part time roles and applications will be received positively). The posts can start from February 2023 onwards.

The starting salary for Lecturers is in the range of £44,931-£50,047 per annum and up to £60,592 for exceptional performance. For Senior Lecturers, the salary range is £58,949-£65,823 and for Readers up to £73,562 for exceptional performance, these salaries are inclusive of London Allowance. Professorial salaries are competitive, starting at a minimum of £73,500.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. We particularly welcome applications from under-represented (BAME) groups, and from women in all stages of life, including pregnancy and maternity leave. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. Job share requests for this post will be considered, so please state this clearly on your application if appropriate. We are also open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

Application process

Candidate applications should consist of the completed online application form and an accompanying CV of no more than four A4 sides. Please visit https://www.qmul.ac.uk/strategic-hires-se/ for more information about the application process.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to [email protected]

To apply for the role, please click here to Apply

The closing date for applications is 4 December 2022.

Interviews are expected to be held from 25 January-15 February 2023.

The University holds a Silver Athena SWAN award for advancing gender equality, is a Stonewall Diversity Champion and offers a number of development programmes including Springboard, Aurora and B-Mentor.

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, December 21, 2022
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