Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Astrophysics

Job Summary

Tenure and Tenure-track Faculty Positions
University of Bath
Number of Positions Available
Work Arrangement

Job Description

The Department of Physics at the University of Bath is seeking to appoint a Lecturer with an established research profile in observational, theoretical and/or computational astrophysics who will contribute to and expand the research strengths of the Bath Astrophysics Group (https://www.bath.ac.uk/research-groups/astrophysics/). 

Candidates with a proven record of international research excellence in time domain and high-energy astrophysics as well as galaxy formation and evolution are particularly encouraged to apply.

Starting from £44,414, rising to £52,841 GBP.

About the role:

The Bath Astrophysics Group has an international reputation in Galactic and extragalactic astrophysics, including relativistic transients and their host galaxies, extreme matter physics, multi-messenger astronomy, galactic evolution, galaxy – black hole coevolution, and cosmology. 

Group members are active in numerous international science collaborations, making use of and developing capabilities for major astronomical facilities such as JWST, VRO-LSST, CTA, SKA, Cosmic Explorer, and eXTP. 

Bath is an institutional member of the 4MOST consortium, and hosts on-premise as well as cloud computational facilities for data-intensive research.

The successful candidate will establish a well-funded independent research programme that complements and enhances existing activities in the group and around the university, for instance by forming links to the Bath Institute for Mathematical Innovation and the Department of Computer Science. 

The appointee will also contribute to the undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and supervision and administrative duties within the Department.

About us:

The University of Bath is a leading research-intensive University. 

In the recent REF2021 assessment, 96% of the Department’s submitted research activity was ranked world-leading or internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour. 

The Department, which graduates approximately 120 high-calibre undergraduate students each year, consists of over 40 academic staff with over 50 postdoctoral researchers & PhD students. 

Both the Department and the University are committed to providing an encouraging and inclusive work environment. 

We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups, and value the positive impact that will have on our teams.

Application information:

The completed online application form alone will be used in the first, anonymised, selection stage.

In addition to the application form, please upload the following for the second shortlisting stage:

- your CV, including full list of publications

- a statement describing proposed research activities, including comments on synergies with the Bath Astrophysics Group interests (maximum two pages)

- a statement discussing your approach to undergraduate teaching (maximum 1 page)

Application Details

Publication Start Date
2023 Sep 16
Application Deadline
2023 Nov 01


Stijn Wuyts