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Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology

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Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology

Job Details:

Title:Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Physics/Astrophysics
Location:Hertfordshire U.
Contact:Martin Hardcastle
Closing Date:2021-05-19

Job Description:

FTE: 1.0fte (working 37 hours a week)
Duration: Permanent
Salary: UH7 Lecturer £33,797 to £40,322 pa dependent on skills and experience/ UH8 Senior Lecturer £40,322 to £51,034 pa dependent on skills and experience
Location: College Lane Campus, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield
The School of Physics, Engineering and Computer Science - Department of Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics (PAM) is seeking to appoint two or more Lecturers/Senior Lecturers in Physics or Astrophysics, to support our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in these areas and to conduct independent research. PAM is a research-active department with a strong track record in both pure and applied Physics research, currently funded through grants from STFC, NERC, the Royal Society and the Leverhulme Trust among others. The applicants will ideally have specific knowledge and experience complementing our research strengths in one or more of the following areas:
  • Astrophysics
  • Atmospheric and Climate Physics
  • Data Science as applied to Physics/Astrophysics
  • Light Scattering and Radiative Processes
  • Particle Instrumentation and Diagnostics
  • Remote Sensing and Space Science
  • Theoretical Physics

Main Duties and Responsibilities
You will undertake teaching and assessment at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, in Physics and/or Astrophysics; willingness to teach core areas of physics is essential. You will also support learning through design and development of course materials including online content and undertaking necessary tutorial, laboratory and administrative activities.
You will be expected to contribute actively to the research interests of the School and/or to develop short courses, commercial and Knowledge Transfer Partnership related activities in the School. You will supervise postgraduate research projects and apply for external funding to support research and commercial activities.
For the role of Senior Lecturer, you will also undertake an administrative role in the School such as Module Leadership, assisting with programme management, or other similar duties, provide leadership in an aspect of research or commercial activities and undertake other duties within the framework of the post as delegated by the Head of Department, Programme Leader for Physics and Astrophysics, or Head of the relevant research group.
Skills and Experience
You must have experience of working in Physics or Astrophysics within Higher Education or in a relevant sector, including demonstrable research activity. In addition to this you will need proven experience of teaching or tutoring at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level. You must have a strong commitment to teaching, learning and student support at University level and a potential to attract external research and/or commercial funding. You will have demonstrable proficiency in English Language, with excellent oral and written communication skills. You must have a strong desire to enthuse and engage our students and be effective within a team setting. We will also expect from you a willingness to develop module and programme level material whilst also demonstrating a commitment to continuous improvement and to undertake professional qualifications where appropriate.
For the role of Senior Lecturer, you must have substantial experience of working in Physics, Astrophysics, or closely related areas. You will also be required to have a strong track record of research publications and/or industrial experience and evidence of securing external funding. In addition to this, you must have the knowledge and demonstrable experience to contribute to the School's teaching and research areas.
Qualifications Required
Both roles require a doctorate in Physics, Astrophysics, or a related subject area, or equivalent qualification.
Contact Details / Informal Enquiries: Informal inquiries about the post may be made to the Head of Department of Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics: Prof. Martin Hardcastle (m.j.hardcastle@herts.ac.uk) or to the Programme Leader for Physics and Astronomy, Prof. David Pinfield (d.j.pinfield@herts.ac.uk).
Closing Date:19 May 2021
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Reference Number: 032615
Date Advert Placed: 21 April 2021
Please provide a full CV, including publication list, and a research statement with your application.
Our vision is to transform lives and UH is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and building a diverse community. We welcome applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of their protected characteristics. We offer a range of employee benefits including generous annual leave and discounted Sports Village memberships, personal and professional development and family-friendly policies. #GoHerts

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