Professorship of Mathematical Physics

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire (GB)
Tuesday, 23 February 2021
End of advertisement period
Thursday, 25 March 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Professorship of Mathematical Physics (1967)  
Department/Location: Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics
Reference: LE22856 

The Board of Electors to the Professorship of Mathematical Physics (1967) invite applications for this Professorship from persons whose work falls within the broad framework of quantum field theory, including particle physics, mathematical physics, and quantum gravity. The appointment should be taken up as soon as mutually convenient, and preferably no later than 1 October 2021. 

Candidates will have an outstanding research record of international stature in quantum field theory, and the vision, leadership, experience and enthusiasm to build on current strengths in maintaining and developing a leading research presence.  They will hold a PhD or equivalent postgraduate qualification.

Standard professorial duties include teaching and research, examining, supervision and administration.  The Professor will be based in Cambridge, in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, (DAMTP) University of Cambridge.  A competitive salary will be offered. 

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: 

Further information is available at: or contact the Human  Resources, University Offices, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TT, (email: 

Applications, consisting of a letter of application, a statement of current and future research plans, a curriculum vitae and a publications list, along with details of three referees should be made online no later than 6 April 2021. 

Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor Colm-cille P. Caulfield, Head of DAMTP,  and Convenor of Board of Electors: 

Please quote reference LE22856 on your application and in any  correspondence about this vacancy. 

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society. 

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.