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Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Physics (Teaching and Research)

Employer
UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
Location
Camperdown, Australia
Salary
$118,390 - $167,221 p.a + 17% superannuation
Closing date
25 Jun 2024

Job Details

  • 2 x full time continuing positions, located on the Camperdown Campus at the School of Physics
  • Exciting opportunity to join the leading physics department in the country, with outstanding staff and students undertaking world-leading teaching and research
  • Base Salary Level B/C, $118,390 - $167,221 p.a + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The School of Physics at the University of Sydney is currently seeking applications from exceptional candidates for two Lecturers / Senior Lecturers in Physics to meet school's teaching and research strategic objectives in theoretical quantum physics and theoretical optics and photonics. The two positions are outlined below.

Position 1 - Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in theoretical quantum physics

The successful applicant will establish a new research program in theoretical quantum science on topics that align with and complement the research directions currently pursued by the Quantum Science research group at Sydney, and in particular the Quantum Theory Group led by Professors Stephen Bartlett and Andrew Doherty.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • contribute to outstanding teaching and learning in Physics
  • demonstrate research excellence, develop a program of original research either independently or as part of a team, and pursue external funding to support this research
  • develop research collaborations within Australia and internationally, with other universities and industry
  • participate in research student supervision at the undergraduate and postgraduate level
  • develop your profile through conferences and contributing to the research community
  • contribute to a positive, supportive and inclusive research environment within the Quantum Science Research Group and the wider School
  • contribute to engagement and service/administrative activities of the School of Physics and Faculty of Science
  • contribute to and help shape the strategic goals of School and Faculty.

To learn more about the Quantum Science Group in the School of Physics, click here. If you have questions about the research focus of this position, please contact Prof. Stephen Bartlett or Prof. Tara Murphy.

Position 2 - Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in theoretical optics and photonics

The successful applicant will establish a research program in theoretical optics and photonics. The focus will be either fundamental or applied aspects of frequency combs that fit within the research envelope of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Optical Microcombs for Breakthrough Science (COMBS). This includes nonlinear optics, spectroscopy and microscopy, information and intelligence, sensing and measurement and astronomical applications of frequency combs.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • contribute to outstanding teaching and learning in Physics
  • demonstrate research excellence, develop a program of original research either independently or as part of a team, and pursue external funding to support this research
  • develop and maintain collaboration within the ARC Centre of Excellence in Optical Microcombs for Breakthrough Science (COMBS)
  • participate in research student supervision at the undergraduate and postgraduate level;
  • develop external research partnerships and engagement
  • contribute to engagement and service/administrative activities of the School of Physics and Faculty of Science
  • contribute to and help shape the strategic goals of School and Faculty and of COMBS.

To learn more about research in the School of Physics, click here. If you have questions about the research focus of this position, please contact Prof Martijn de Sterke or Prof. Tara Murphy.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Physics who has:

  • a PhD or other research doctorate in a relevant field
  • a strong track record of research in quantum information theory or theoretical optics and photonics
  • the skill to clearly express ideas and communicate within a team environment
  • a capability to see the bigger picture, and have vision for the future development of your projects
  • experience in university-level teaching, including lecturing or similar presentations
  • demonstrated progress toward your own independent research program evidenced by original, high-quality, research, as evidenced by refereed publications in particular; a track record of external funding success is an advantage, especially at Level C. In accord with the international Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), journal impact factors will not be considered and should not be mentioned in your application
  • demonstrated leadership potential and the ability to motivate junior members of your team
  • evidence of developing capacity to contribute to governance, administration, and leadership in the higher education sector.

Candidates should indicate which level they wish to apply for; however, the selection panel reserves the right to make offers based on its appraisal of the candidate's skills, experience, and knowledge.

To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

How to apply

Applications (including a cover letter, CV, and any additional supporting documentation) can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page.

For employees of the University or contingent workers, please login into your Workday account and navigate to the Career icon on your Dashboard. Click on USYD Find Jobs and apply.

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Applications Close

Tuesday 25 June 2024 11:59 PM

Company

The University of Sydney was established in 1850 and is consistently recognised, both locally and internationally, for its outstanding teaching and research excellence. Sydney alumni include Prime Ministers, Governor Generals, Nobel Prize winners and leaders in every field of endeavour.

The University offers a comprehensive range of courses, including a number of disciplines unique in Australia. Teaching is spread across nine different state-of-the art campuses, located across New South Wales.

The University of Sydney’s commitment to excellence in research has resulted in an outstanding record in national competitive funding and underpins an approach to teaching which has won nominations for excellence and resulted in high student satisfaction ratings. The University has 78 research centres and institutes and is home to three ARC Centres of Excellence.

The teaching, research and cultural life of the University is supported by extensive facilities, including the largest library collection in the Southern Hemisphere, the world-class Nicholson Museum of archaeological antiquities, the Macleay Museum of natural history and ethnographic collections and the University Art Gallery. Its outstanding sporting and recreation facilities provide a training centre for students and Olympic athletes.

The University of Sydney is a key member of the Group of Eight Australian major research-intensive universities, and the Worldwide Universities Network.

Campuses

The University of Sydney has nine official campuses.

1.         Camperdown/Darlington Campus.

2.         Cumberland Campus. Home to the Faculty of Health Sciences (based in Lidcombe).

3.         Mallett Street Campus. Home of the Sydney Nursing School.

4.         Sydney Conservatorium of Music Campus. In Macquarie Street, central Sydney.

5.         Rozelle Campus. Home to Sydney College of the Arts.

6.         Surry Hills Campus. Home to the Faculty of Dentistry.

7.         Camden Campus. Contains facilities connected to the Faculty of Veterinary Science and the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment.

8.         Burren Street Campus. Facilties are currently under development.

9.         Sydney Medical School campuses. These include the School of Rural Health (in Dubbo and Orange), the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Concord Hospital, Westmead Hospital, the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Nepean Hospital, Northern Clinical School, Sydney Adventist Hospital, Broken Hill University Department of Rural Health, and Northern Rivers University Department of Rural Health.

Faculties

The University of Sydney has 16 faculties.

1. Agriculture and Environment

2. Architecture, Design and Planning

3. Arts and Social Sciences

4. Business (Business School)

5. Dentistry

6. Education and Social Work

7. Engineering and Information Technologies

8. Health Sciences

9. Law (Sydney Law School)

10. Medicine (Sydney Medical School)

11. Nursing and Midwifery

12. Pharmacy

13. Science

14. Sydney College of the Arts

15. Sydney Conservatorium of Music

16. Veterinary Science

Number of Employees

Full-time employees: 7616

For more information, please visit: http://sydney.edu.au/

Company info
Telephone
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Location
UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
NEW SOUTH WALES
2006
AU

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