Associate Professor Astronomical Instrumentation

Job Summary

Tenure and Tenure-track Faculty Positions
Durham University
Department of Physics
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United Kingdom

Job Description

Durham University

Associate Professor Astronomical Instrumentation


Job Number: 24000614

Department of Physics

Grade 9: - £57,696 - £64,914 per annum

Open-Ended/Permanent - Full Time

Contracted Hours per Week: 35

Closing Date: 13-May-2024, 11:59:00 PM


The Department of Physics at Durham University seeks to appoint a talented individual to the role of Associate Professor.  The successful candidate will be a member of the Centre for Advanced Instrumentation (CfAI). We welcome applications from those with research and teaching interests in the broad field of astronomical instrumentation and we are particularly eager to hear from applicants with a focus on instrumentation for ground-based or space-based telescopes as part of larger collaborative projects. The candidate is likely to work closely with the observational astronomers in Durham in the development of new instruments and in helping to provide early access to new instrumentation when deployed in the field.

Candidates must demonstrate research excellence in the field of astronomical instrumentation and evidence potential to further drive our astronomical instrumentation programme and to fully engage in the services, citizenship and values of the University. They will also be expected to make a significant contribution to the development and delivery of high-quality research-led teaching, which enables undergraduate and postgraduate students to achieve their potential. The position will start around October 2024.

Candidates should have a PhD in physics or a related subject and an established record of research at an internationally competitive level.  They should also demonstrate potential for teaching and postgraduate student supervision and a clear commitment to developing an inclusive and welcoming working environment.


Compensation and Benefits

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$57,696USD to $64,914USD

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Publication Start Date
2024 Apr 11
Application Deadline
2024 May 13
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