Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Astronomical Instrumentation

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Durham (County) (GB)
30 Sep 2016
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28 Oct 2016
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Full Time

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Astronomical Instrumentation

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Durham University is one of the world’s top research intensive universities with strengths across the Arts and Humanities, Sciences and Social Sciences. The University sits in a beautiful, historic city where it shares ownership of a World Heritage Site with Durham Cathedral, one of the greatest Romanesque buildings in Western Europe. A collegiate University, Durham recruits outstanding students from across the world and offers an unmatched wider student experience.

Join us as a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Astronomical Instrumentation, and you will discover a wonderful intellectual and social environment in which to make a career. Here, you will explore the frontiers of knowledge.

This is a unique opportunity to lead on the development and use of innovative new instruments, within our internationally recognised Centre for Advanced Instrumentation. There, we are shaping everything from astronomical instrumentation, through to tools for biophysics exploration, remote sensing and fusion diagnostics. You will enjoy scope to work not only with talented colleagues but also international partners at the forefront of diverse physical science disciplines. In addition to this groundbreaking work, you will make a major contribution to the development of teaching and research in our world leading department, which ranked in the REF2014 top 10.

To join us, you will need a good first degree, a relevant doctorate, and a track record of achievement in astronomical instrumentation research at an international level. Ideally, you will bring to the role a strong background in optical-infrared astronomy, though this is not essential. You will certainly be carrying out planned research with the potential to shape the disciplinary agenda or create public public benefit in terms of individual, societal or economic wellbeing. Crucially, you will be an excellent communicator with enthusiasm for engaging in teaching of the highest quality.

If you are an outstanding, enterprising, intellectually curious academic with ambition and a strong sense of collegiality, please do consider applying to Durham University.

Discover more and apply at durham.ac.uk/academictalent.