Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Astrophysics

Job Summary

Tenure and Tenure-track Faculty Positions
University of Bristol
The School of Physics
Number of Positions Available
Work Arrangement
In-Person Location(s)

United Kingdom

Job Description

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Astrophysics


Job Number: ACAD107496

Contract Type/Work Pattern: Open ended / Full time

Salary: Grade J in the range £41,732 - £46,974 or on Grade K in the range £48,350 - £54,395 or on Grade L in the range £57,696 - £70,919


The role

The School of Physics at the University of Bristol seeks an outstanding candidate for a permanent academic appointment within the astrophysics research theme. The appointment will be at the level of Lecturer, Senior Lecturer or Associate Professor, depending on the experience of the appointee.


The successful candidate will carry out their own independent world-leading research programme, which will complement and extend the research currently carried out by the astrophysics research theme. This currently focusses on observational studies of galaxy and galaxy cluster evolution; the fueling of AGN and Galactic black holes and their interaction with the surrounding environment; the formation and evolution of planetary systems and the properties of exoplanet atmospheres; and the use of Data Science techniques to maximize the usefulness of large astrophysical data sets.


We particularly encourage applicants with significant plans to exploit new and near-future world-leading observing and/or computing facilities. Applications from excellent candidates with different areas of expertise and interests that will complement and extend the research in the astrophysics group in other ways are also very welcome.


Applications should include:

  • a statement of research plans (no more than 2 sides of A4)
  • a statement of teaching philosophy (no more than 2 sides of A4)
  • a full resume (curriculum vitae)
  • a statement (up to 1 side of A4) summarising your vision for equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI), including how you will contribute to our collegial, collaborative and inclusive community
  • a cover letter (no more than 2 sides of A4) summarising how you meet the essential and desirable criteria for the role as specified in the job description


All five documents should be submitted. Incomplete applications will not be considered.


What will you be doing?

The post-holder will be responsible for developing their own internationally leading, independent research programme and supervising postdoctoral researchers and postgraduate students. The post-holder with take on teaching duties, both undergraduate and postgraduate, within the School of Physics, as required. They will also take on take on appropriate administrative duties within the School of Physics and the University, as required.


You should apply if

Applicants should be able to demonstrate or evidence strong potential for excellence in world-class research and the ability to deliver high-quality teaching. Applicants should possess a PhD in astronomy/astrophysics or related subject, have a strong publication record commensurate with their career stage, and demonstrate scientific influence and/or leadership in international collaborations. For further information regarding the skills required for this role please see the person specification section of the attached job description.


Additional information

For informal queries about the role, please contact Dr Zoe Leinhardt at [email protected]


This advert will close at 23:59 GMT on 6 June 2024.


Interviews are anticipated to take place in July 2024.

Compensation and Benefits

Compensation Type
Compensation Range
$41,732USD to $70,919USD
Compensation Notes

Salary: Grade J in the range £41,732 - £46,974 or on Grade K in the range £48,350 - £54,395 or on Grade L in the range £57,696 - £70,919

Application Details

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Publication Start Date
2024 Apr 29
Application Deadline
2024 Jun 06
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