Assistant Professor in Theoretical Particle Physics

Durham (GB)
14 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
09 Nov 2017
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor in Theoretical Particle Physics (Grade 8) 

As one of the UK’s leading universities, Durham is an incredible place in which to define your career and enjoy a high quality work/life balance.
Benefitting from a fantastic location just 90 minutes south of Edinburgh, and less than three hours away from London, this historically rich city is home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Durham Cathedral, dating back to the 11th century and is within close proximity of the beautiful Durham Dales. With a welcoming student body that numbers more than 17,000 and over 3,000 members of staff, this centre of academic excellence looks forward to welcoming your application.  
About us: 

Durham University is listed 4th in The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017 and is widely lauded for the exceptional talent it harbours.  Featuring in the top 100 World University Rankings 2017-2018, our students and academics are at the heart of our world-leading research and teaching capabilities, shaping the future with their ground-breaking work. The needs of our staff are taken care of too, with generous pension plans, assistance with childcare facilities, the option for flexible working and a Relocation Manager who can help settle you into this fantastic city.  

The role:  

Ranked 5th in the Complete University Guide 2017, the Department of Mathematics promotes innovative research-led education to our outstanding students.  Pursuing your research interests in an area such as Quantum Field Theory, String Theory, Gravity or Cosmology and Solitons in Field Theory, you will publish world-leading research and work collaboratively with the research community to raise the endeavours of the Department and the Centre for Particle Theory.  When teaching, you will tailor lectures, seminars and tutorials to your students, lead research groups and monitor their research outputs, ensuring they continue to flourish in their chosen studies.

You’ll need:  

  • A good first degree and a PhD in Mathematical and/ or Theoretical Particle Physics supported by some years of postdoctoral experience.  
  • Research excellence in the field of mathematical and theoretical particle physics, with a clear research plan and the ability to ensure any outputs make the desired impact.  
  • Solid communication skills including the ability to form beneficial working relationships with other departments and research facilities, and the confidence to secure funding via research project proposals.   
  • The ability to deliver a high standard of teaching with HEA fellowship (or be willing to achieve this status). 
  • Enthusiasm for leading research groups, including supervising PhD students and supporting early career researchers.  

How to apply: 

We value and promote an inclusive and diverse working environment at Durham and we welcome applications from all individuals.
We prefer to receive applications online.  For this role we are working with our partner organisation TMP (UK) Limited and your application will initially be submitted to TMP (UK) Limited via our website.   

Please carefully read the job description for this post which outlines the documents which you will be required to submit, information about referees, contact details should you require further information and next steps including an indication of when interviews will take place. 

For further information and to apply please visit https://www.dur.ac.uk/jobs/recruitment/

Closing date : 09th November 2017