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Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

Applications are invited for an Assistant Professor (University Lecturer) in Theoretical High Energy Physics to commence on 1st October 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. Appointments will be made at an appropriate point on the scale for Assistant Professors and will be for a probationary period of five years, with appointment to the retiring age thereafter subject to satisfactory performance. The successful candidate will be designated as an Associate Professor once probation has been successfully completed.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Mathematics, Physics or equivalent and have an outstanding record of research in quantum field theory broadly defined, in contexts ranging from particle physics to condensed matter to quantum gravity. The successful candidate will join the DAMTP high energy physics group (for more information on the group's research, see:

Applicants will be expected to give undergraduate and Masters-level lectures (including in particular being able to contribute to the very popular theoretical physics courses within Part III Mathematics, see, taking feedback from students and providing them with career or pastoral advice, and perform other usual departmental duties such as those associated with examinations. They will be expected to investigate new areas of research and funding opportunities, and submit grant applications. They will also be required to write papers for, publication attend conferences, network with national/international colleagues and give presentations.

In exceptional circumstances, it may be possible to offer a supplement to the salary range stated for these roles of up to £10,000. Any such supplement would be awarded on the basis of a demonstrable history of exceptional achievement and is entirely at the discretion of the University.

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You will need to upload a letter of application, a full curriculum vitae, a list of publications and one page of A4 detailing research interests and future plans. You should also include the contact details of three academic referees. Please ensure that your referees are contactable at any time during the selection process, and are made aware that they will be contacted by the Mathematics HR Office Administrator to request that they upload a reference for you to our Web Recruitment System; and please encourage them to do so promptly.

Informal enquiries can be made to

Further general information regarding the Department can be found at:

Please quote reference LE28837 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The deadline for applications is 8 January 2022.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society. We particularly welcome applications from women and /or candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our Department.

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

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Jan 8th 2022

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