Associate or Assistant Professor of Astrophysics

Job Summary

Tenure and Tenure-track Faculty Positions
University of Birmingham
Scool of Physics and Astronomy
Number of Positions Available
Work Arrangement

Job Description

The Institute for Gravitational Wave Astronomy and the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Birmingham invite applications for a faculty position in astrophysics at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. 

The focus of this faculty search is in the area of gravitational-wave observations.

The Institute provides a vibrant and diverse research environment with expertise across many areas of physics and astronomy, from theoretical to experimental gravitational-wave research with applications to present and future observatories: gravitational-wave observations, data analysis, transient astronomy, theoretical astrophysics, gravitational-wave source modelling including numerical relativity, quantum technologies and detectors R&D. 

Institute members play important roles in the LIGO Scientific Collaboration - including the development of next-generation ground-based gravitational-wave observatories – the LISA Consortium, the European and International Pulsar Timing Array collaborations, and in surveys such as ENGRAVE, STARGATE and LSST. The Institute has excellent laboratory and computer facilities. Current institute faculty members include Alberto Vecchio, Clement Bonnerot, Ben Gompertz, Denis Martynov, Sean Mcgee, Geraint Pratten, Patricia Schmidt, and Teng Zhang.

The University of Birmingham welcomes applications from all sections of the community and is open to discussions around all forms of flexible working. The University is committed to excellence in diversity and the creation of an inclusive learning and working environment.

As part of their application, applicants should include: (i) a CV, including full publication list, (ii) a statement of future research plans and objectives (max 3 pages), (iii) a statement on teaching experience (max 2 pages). Applicants should also arrange for 3 reference letters to be sent to Ms Joanne Cox at j.s.cox[AT]

The deadline for application is 1st November 2023.

For further information and informal inquiries please contact Prof Alberto Vecchio (A.Vecchio[AT], Dr Geraint Pratten (G.Pratten[AT] or Dr Patricia Schmidt (P.Schmidt[AT]

Application Details

Publication Start Date
2023 Sep 15
Application Deadline
2023 Nov 01
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Professor Alberto Vecchio