Reader or Professor at the Institute of Cosmology & Gravitation

Job Summary

Tenure and Tenure-track Faculty Positions
University of Portsmouth
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Job Description

Faculty of Technology

Institute of Cosmology & Gravitation


Reader or Professor at the Institute of Cosmology & Gravitation


Employment type: Permanent

Employment basis: Full time

Salary: Reader: £51,799 - £60,022 per annum

             Professor: £61,818 - £72,780 per annum

Position number: ZZ003544-1

Date published: 21 July 2022

Closing date: 09 October 2022

Interview date: 01 November 2022

The University of Portsmouth is an ambitious institution with a track record of success. One of only four universities in the south east of England to achieve a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework and ranked in the top 150 in the Times Higher Young University World Rankings.

The Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation (ICG) at the University of Portsmouth invites applications at the level of Reader or Professor (equivalent to associate professor or full professor) to strengthen its existing leadership in cosmology and extragalactic astrophysics.

The ICG is a world-leading research institute for cosmology, gravitation and astrophysics. In REF2021, 100% of our research outputs were judged internationally excellent or world-leading. We encourage applications from scientists with an excellent record of high-quality research publications related to cosmology and/or extragalactic astrophysics, as well as strong evidence of impact (innovation and/or public engagement) and external grant funding (including personal research fellowships).

We welcome applications from all qualified applicants, and applications are particularly encouraged from under-represented groups in science. The University of Portsmouth and the ICG hold Athena SWAN Bronze awards, and are committed to building organisational and cultural practices that promote diversity and equality and create a better working environment for all researchers.

The ICG consists of 15 academic staff, 20 postdoctoral researchers and 25 PhD students, and has an active international visitors programme. ICG has major involvement in

● Dark Energy Survey (DES),

● Vera Rubin Observatory,

● Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI),

● ESA’s Euclid satellite mission,

● Square Kilometre Array (SKA),

● Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), and

● 4-metre Multi-Object Spectroscopic Telescope (4MOST).

The ICG hosts the 4288-core SCIAMA supercomputer. More information can be found at

Please contact the ICG Director, Prof Adam Amara ([email protected]) for further discussion. Your application (application form and CV) should be submitted via the online application system by the closing date. Your application will be processed and conducted in compliance with UK legislation relevant at that time.

Although the post is available as either Reader or Professor, only one appointment will be made. Please note each post has a different person specification/ job description. You should also indicate in the ‘reasons for applying section’ whether you wish to be considered for

The University of Portsmouth believes this role is eligible for sponsorship with UKVI under the Skilled Worker Route visa, and meets the minimum salary requirements to obtain the minimum points requirement.

We are strongly dedicated to embedding equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) within our community. As an Athena SWAN and Race Equality Charter award holder, a member of Stonewall and a Disability Confident Employer we are passionate about creating a welcoming and inclusive environment, regardless of your background. We welcome applications from all talented people. In addition, we want our workforce to be representative of our diverse student population.​Please see our EDI Framework and objectives.

Information about us and our benefits.

For detailed information about the vacancy: ZZ003544-1 - Reader or Professor at the Institute of Cosmology & Gravitation.docx

To find out more about the University of Portsmouth and this role, visit and apply on-line.

It is the policy of the University to only accept applications submitted using the University’s application form.

All applications for this position will be processed and conducted in compliance with UK legislation relevant at that time.

Application Details

Publication Start Date
2022 Aug 31
Application Deadline
2022 Oct 09
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