Lecturer in Physics

Paisley, Renfrewshire (GB)
£42,418 - £47,722
19 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
04 Mar 2018
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Full Time

School of Engineering and Computing
Paisley Campus

Lecturer in Physics

£42,418 - £47,722

The Experimental Nuclear Physics Research Group at the University of the West of Scotland has internationally recognised research programmes studying the structure and properties of exotic nuclei.  Our research is primarily conducted at large overseas facilities such as JYFL (Finland), Legnaro National Laboratory (Italy) and ISOLDE (CERN).  We were one of the founding members of the Scottish Universities Physics Alliance, SUPA, which is the pioneering research pooling initiative in physics in Scotland.  We are presently seeking to strengthen the nuclear-physics research group with the appointment of a permanent academic staff member at the Lecturer level. 

The successful applicant will be based on the Paisley Campus of the University of the West of Scotland and will contribute effectively to research, to teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and to academic administration.  Part of the role may involve the design and development of new undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes.

A successful track record of research in experimental nuclear physics and a strong publication record are essential.  The successful applicant will contribute to nuclear-physics research within the group and develop and lead new programmes of research.  The successful applicant must be willing to travel and to work at international nuclear-physics laboratories where necessary.

The University of the West of Scotland is committed to supporting your personal development and providing an inclusive working environment.  UWS has the Athena SWAN Bronze Award, is a Disability Confident employer, and welcomes applications from under-represented groups; as such we particularly encourage applications supporting our diversity agenda. 

Scotland has some stunning countryside and coastlines for outdoor and family life.  We are close to Glasgow, Scotland's largest city, with its rich heritage and vibrant cultural life, and Glasgow International Airport is very close to the Paisley campus.

Informal enquiries about this post should be sent to 
Professor John F. Smith  Email:  Tel: (44) 0141 848 3652

Further information, including details of how to apply is available at

Closing date:          Sunday 4th March 2017
Interview date:        Tuesday 20th March 2018

UWS is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups. 

UWS is a “Disability Confident” employer.

University of the West of Scotland is a registered Scottish charity, no. SC002520.