Lectureship in Electromagnetic and Acoustic Materials

Exeter, Devon (GB)
31 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
15 Mar 2018
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Full Time

Lectureship in Electromagnetic and Acoustic Materials

Our reference number: P57296

Salary: The starting salary will be from £34,520 up to £42,418 on Grade F, depending on qualifications and experience. 

College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences - Department of Physics and Astronomy

This new full-time post is available immediately on a permanent basis.

The University of Exeter is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities.  We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, and have achieved a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017. The University of Exeter has over 22,000 students and 4600 staff from 180 different countries and has been rated the WhatUni2017 International Student Choice. Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today, with 98% of our research rated as being of international quality in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. 

The role

We are seeking to appoint a Lecturer to join the Department of Physics and Astronomy, to join the Electromagnetic and Acoustic Materials research group. 

You will:

  • Engage in creative research and provide expertise in experimental and or theoretical physics in the subject area, and contribute towards the development of new research ideas and publications.
  • Develop successful research grant applications written solely, or written jointly with academic members of the group. 
  • Be part of both the Department of Physics and Astronomy and contribute to the exciting growth of the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences.

About you

You will have:

  • Interests and expertise some of the following: Nanophotonics, quantum optics, magneto-optics, acoustics and metamaterials. Candidates that overlap with Professor Barnes’ research under his ERC project are especially welcome; this project involves: molecular strong coupling, cavity QED, photochemistry, materials science and low-dimensional materials. 
  • A PhD in physics or a closely related area.
  • A strong record of publications and evidence of applying for research funding. 
  • An active approach to disciplinary and cross-disciplinary research that will help to foster interactions both within the University and externally.
  • An ability to engage in continuous professional development.
  • An aptitude to develop familiarity with a variety of strategies to promote and assess learning and enthusiasm for delivering undergraduate programmes within physics and natural sciences. 
  • The ability to demonstrate an aptitude for management and leadership.

The University of Exeter is proud of its world-class research and teaching environment, and is set in a truly inspirational location to work and live. 

The University offers some fantastic benefits including 41 days leave per year, options for flexible working, numerous discounts at leading retailers, an onsite gym, yoga and pilates, a cycle to work scheme and a stunning campus environment in the heart of Exeter.  If you are not currently in Exeter please have a look at our website for some further information on what a beautiful part of the country we are based in.

Applicants are encouraged to contact the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the College, Prof Ken Evans (tel: 01392 723648, email: ) to discuss the post further. Informal enquiries can also be made to Prof. Bill Barnes in Physics (email: 

The College is working towards departmental Athena SWAN awards as a commitment to providing equality of opportunity and advancing the representation of women in STEM/M subjects: science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine.

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer.  We are officially recognised as a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution.  Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.  

The closing date for completed applications is Thursday 15 March 2018.