Lecturer in Theoretical and/or Observational Studies of the High Redshift Universe

Job Summary

Tenure and Tenure-track Faculty Positions
University College London
Physics and Astronomy
Number of Positions Available
Work Arrangement
In-Person Location(s)

United Kingdom

Job Description

UCL invites applications for a Lectureship in Theoretical and/or Observational Studies of the High Redshift Universe. The high redshift universe, corresponding to the first few billion years of cosmic history, is coming into sharp focus with new observational facilities such as JWST, Simons Observatory, Euclid, DESI, PFS, Rubin-LSST and, within a decade, ELT, SKA, CMB-S4, Litebird, LISA. Taken together, these will give unprecedented insight into the build-up of large scale structure, galaxies, stars and black hole populations across cosmic time, in turn shedding light on the nature of dark matter, dark energy and neutrinos.

The new Lecturer will be part of the Astrophysics Group. The Astrophysics Group is one of the largest in the UK, comprising about 130 members of academic, research and support staff, of which 24 are academic staff members. Our research areas cover cosmology, gravitational waves, galaxy formation and evolution, massive stars, star formation and stellar evolution, interstellar and circumstellar processes, (exo-)planetary science, atmospheric physics and instrumentation. UCL was the first university in England to welcome students of any class, religion, and the first to welcome women on equal terms with men. Scientific research and study has been a strong feature of UCL since its inception in 1826.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Physics or Astrophysics (or a closely related discipline) and a high profile in a contemporary research area of high redshift astrophysics. The successful candidate will be required to carry out world-leading research in terms of originality, significance and rigour; play a leading role in furthering diversity and inclusive culture within the Department and the research community, and engage in external activities that bring national and international esteem to the group and UCL.

Candidates will need to upload a CV (including a list of publications), a statement of research interests and plans (3 pages maximum), and the contact information for three references. A cover letter can be included using the “Statement in Support of your Application” section of the online form. 



Compensation and Benefits

Compensation Range
$65,200USD to $76,680USD
Included Benefits

At UCL, we offer a competitive benefits package including 27 days annual leave plus six days (bank holidays are in addition), hybrid and flexible working, final salary pension scheme, season ticket loan, cycle to work scheme, enhanced maternity/ paternity/ adoption pay, workplace nursery, employee assistance programme and much more! For more information on our benefits, please visit our staff benefits webpage.

Application Details

Publication Start Date
2024 Feb 24
Application Deadline
2024 Apr 08
Reference Code


Kay Nakum