Lecturer in Theoretical Physics

Southampton, United Kingdom
£39,739 to £50,296 Per annum
16 May 2022
End of advertisement period
17 Jun 2022
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Full Time

Theory Group

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £39,739 to £50,296 Per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Friday 17 June 2022
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1814222WF

The University of Southampton is a unique place in which to explore what you are capable of: as one of the world’s top universities, we know what it takes to create an exceptional student experience. Our School of Physics & Astronomy is one of the UK’s top physics departments, delivering exceptional academic courses underpinned by a dynamic culture of innovation and research. We take particular pride in the School’s uniquely collaborative team spirit, in which our colleagues support one another in their endeavours.

You will join our wide-ranging programme in Beyond the Standard Model Physics and Particle Cosmology, including: flavour theories and symmetries; models of dark matter; unified models of the origin of matter and neutrino masses; gravitational wave signals from new physics; B-physics anomalies and the muon g-2 measurement; new astro-particle and cosmological tools, including gravitational waves; leptogenesis, including new effects in the calculation of the matter-antimatter asymmetry.

We are part of the EU ITN HIDDeN network, and the NExT collaboration, and work closely with our international colleagues. Our research in BSM/Cosmology in Southampton is led by Professor Stephen King and Professor Pasquale Di Bari.

The BSM/Cosmology activities are part of the Southampton High-Energy-Physics group (SHEP) with wider research interests in particle phenomenology, b-quark and kaon phenomenology, lattice QCD, the exact renormalization group, extra-dimensional models of the weak interactions, amplitude methods, holography, strings and branes. More information is accessible via our website
 To make the most of this unique opportunity, you will need to have a PhD in Physics or a related field, or have an equivalent and relevant professional qualification. Your research track-record will be impressive, and you will be passionate about working in partnership with the team to share expertise. While some teaching experience would be useful, it is more important that you have great communication skills with the ability to engage students in their learning, be that through group sessions or one-to-one. As long as you can bring a real passion for the field to our department, we will help you develop your presentation skills.

In turn, we are committed to all of our staff achieving a healthy work-life balance, with flexible working hours (including part time) and onsite childcare facilities. We are committed to tackling gender inequality and hold an Athena SWAN silver award, and are determined to address the underrepresentation of women in Physics as recognised by our Project Juno Champion status. With a generous benefits package that includes a contributory pension scheme, competitive holiday allowance, subsidised health and fitness facilities, a cycle-to-work scheme and a range of discounts, this is a place where you are sure to excel.

To take this fascinating next step in your career, informal enquiries to our Head of the SHEP Group, Professor Nick Evans (, are very welcome.

This position is being offered on a full-time, permanent basis.

When applying please upload the following documents:

  1. CV and publication list;
  2. A statement outlining your research track record in theoretical physics and future vision;
  3. A statement outlining your experience of teaching or tutoring students, at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level;

Please also provide the contact details for three letters of reference.

Application Procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Jane Sturgeon (HR Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043 or email  Please quote reference 1814222WF on all correspondence.