Lecturer - Engineering Physics

School/Institution:University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, cambridge

Discipline: Engineering Physics

Employment Type:Full-time


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University of Cambridge - Department of Physics

Location: Cambridge

Salary: £41,526 to £52,559

Hours: Full Time

Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract

Job Ref: KA21634

The Department of Physics, the Cavendish Laboratory, invites applications for a University Lectureship in Experimental High Energy Physics to commence on 1 July 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. The Lectureship will be based in the Department of Physics as part of the High Energy Physics research group. The appointment will strengthen the group's existing international reputation in experimental particle physics on the LHCb experiment at the CERN Large Hadron Collider, and participate in future initiatives in the field (http://www.hep.phy.cam.ac.uk/). The appointment will be for a probationary period of five years, with appointment to the retiring age thereafter, subject to satisfactory performance

The successful candidate will have a world-class research record in experimental particle physics. They will be expected to lead the group's activities on the LHCb experiment, including physics exploitation and the upgrade programme. Participation in a future accelerator or non-accelerator based particle physics experiment initiative is also desirable. Applicants should have a PhD in physics (or a cognate discipline), a strong record of relevant research, and must show evidence of enthusiasm and ability to teach a wide range of physics courses successfully at both undergraduate and master's level.

This work will include the delivery of existing courses, and the development of new teaching materials, lecture courses, examinations and laboratory classes. The Department is active in promoting policies to address historic under-representation of women and minority groups in its workforce. We are proud to hold an Athena-SWAN Gold Award for our work on equality and diversity. Candidates from under-represented groups, as well as candidates with a track record in addressing barriers to equality and diversity in education, are particularly encouraged to apply.

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In addition to this, please ensure that you upload the application documentation as follows:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • A list of up to ten papers where you have made the most significant personal contributions. We do not require a full list of your collaborative papers.
  • A research proposal of no longer than 3 pages, including a description as to how your research plans fit with existing Cavendish activities. It is not necessary to review the overall plans of existing LHC experiments except where they are directly relevant to your proposal.
  • A one page statement on your approach to teaching and how you believe you can contribute to the Department's teaching programme at undergraduate and graduate level.

If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

For informal enquiries please contact Professor Val Gibson by email to gibson@hep.phy.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference KA21634 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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