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Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Experimental Physics

Requisition ID:  24714
Location: 

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Open Ended
Working Pattern:  Full Time
Posted Date:  13-Jan-2023

 

We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.

 

What’s in it for you? Newcastle University is a great place to work, with excellent benefits. We have a generous holiday package; plus the opportunity to buy more, great pension schemes and a number of health and wellbeing initiatives to support you.

 

Newcastle is an inclusive global University community where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.  As a University of Sanctuary, we aim to provide a welcoming place of safety for all, offering opportunities to people fleeing violence and persecution.

 

Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains colleagues from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.

 

Salary:

Lecturer: £43,414 to £51,805 per annum

Senior Lecturer: £53,353 to £61,823 per annum

 

Closing Date: 09 March 2023

 

The Role

 

As part of a strategy to rapidly expand our Physics programme, the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics (MSP) is looking to appoint an experimental Physicist.

 

We are looking for an enthusiastic academic with expertise in the area of experimental condensed matter or experimental photonics.  You will be expected to establish your own area of expertise but may find synergies with our existing areas of strength in materials. The ability to contribute to impact e.g. through a potential REF impact case would be an advantage.

 

Newcastle University has been steadily growing its Physics academic staff since 2015 and is expected to continue over the next 5 years. You will have the opportunity to help shape the research and teaching associated with this expansion. We are committed to using this opportunity to build a Physics environment with equality and diversity at the core. As such, in addition to a strong research track record, you will have a genuine interest and commitment to developing the role of under-represented groups in Physics, and an interest in establishing innovative, evidence-based programmes that will target these groups at all levels. In addition, you will need to demonstrate the potential to be a strong role model for the values of equality, diversity and inclusion.

 

To apply, please complete an online application and upload your CV. In the covering letter field, please upload one document (max. 4 pages) outlining the following:

  • Your top 5 research outputs (accounting for career breaks) in which you have had a significant input.  This may include journal publications and other forms of output relating to impact.  For multi-author works, describe your contribution AND research funding applied for or received
  • What constitutes excellent teaching to you
  • Your past contributions to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and what your contributions to EDI at Newcastle will be
  • Your research plans at Newcastle over the next 3-5 years

 

For more information or informal enquiries, please contact Dr Angela Dyson (angela.dyson@ncl.ac.uk) or Prof. Noel Healy (noel.healy@ncl.ac.uk)

 

For further details about Newcastle University please visit our information page here.

 

For further details on School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics please visit our web page here.

 

Key Accountabilities

As part of a strategy to rapidly expand our Physics programme, the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics (MSP) is looking to appoint an experimental Physicist

  • Undertake independent original research in experimental Physics in condensed matter or photonics
  • Publish refereed articles in journals of international standing
  • Develop grant-funded research projects
  • Supervise PhD students and postdoctoral researchers
  • Undertake external professional activities that contribute to the development of physics
  • Undertake teaching in physics
  • Contribute to the life and work of the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics in general and to the physics section in particular
  • Carry out administrative duties as assigned by the Head of School and the School Executive Board

 

The University has developed an Academic Job Summary Guidance document which summarises the range of activities that academic colleagues may be expected to perform.

 

The Person 


Knowledge, Skills and Experience 

Essential for Lecturer (Grade F/G):

  •    Demonstrated ability to carry out world leading research and/or translation to end users
  •    Ability to deliver excellent teaching on specialised and service courses
  •    Ability to contribute to the organisational and academic management of the school, including strategic planning
  •    Oversee the monitoring of student progress and provide advice and guidance to mentors and students as appropriate. Support with referred issues for learners on own programmes and provide guidance to colleagues managing student matters, signposting them to sources of further help if required.

Essential For Senior Lecturer (Grade H):

  • Advanced knowledge and ability to teach the relevant subject at undergraduate and postgraduate levels
  • Demonstrated ability to carry out world leading research and/or translation to end users
  • International standing in research with a track record of achieving grant and research contract awards, leading to journal publications and conference participation
  • Lead collaborative research and / or enterprise which results in high quality outputs with demonstrable impact
  •  Ability to deliver excellent teaching on specialised and service courses and contribute to the development of learning and teaching strategies
  • Ability to contribute to the organisational and academic management of the school, including strategic planning
  • Contribute to the development of research groups and individuals through the individual annual performance development review process. Providing advice on personal an professional development. Being a champion for continued professional development
  • Line management responsibilities to junior academics with the ability to resolve conflicts and manage crucial conversations
  • Lead and grow internal networks, for example by chairing University committees or working groups
  • Network with external contacts such as other educational bodies, employers, industry, and professional bodies to foster collaboration and bolster the national and international reputation of the school

 

Attributes and Behaviour

Essential for Lecturer (Grade F/G): 

  • Emotionally intelligent, with the ability to be a learning mentor. Possessing cognitive, emotional, and compassionate empathy skills
  • Having the ability to deliver teaching to large groups as well as teaching one-to-one
  • Ability to engage enthusiastically with colleagues and contribute to a collegiate sense of citizenship, helping us to communicate with each other differently bringing a more collegiate approach and tone
  • Able to communicate complex and conceptual ideas to internal and external stakeholders
  • Potential to be a strong role model for the values of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Essential for Senior Lecturer (Grade H):

  • Effective time management and prioritisation skills to balance the potentially conflicting demands of teaching, research, and administration
  • Ability to engage enthusiastically with colleagues and contribute to a collegiate sense of citizenship, culture, and place
  • Recognise and resolve issues affecting the quality of delivery within scope of own level of responsibility. Referring more serious matters to others, as appropriate


Qualifications

  • PhD awarded in Experimental Physics or a closely related discipline
  • Evidence of continued professional development (Essential for Senior Lecturer)
  • Academic teaching qualification (Essential for Senior Lecturer

 

 

 

The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality. The University is also a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.

 

Requisition ID: 24714