Lecturer–Experimental Physics (Instrumentation for Astronomy)

Cardiff University

Postdoctorate Position 18 months Cardiff, UK

Uploaded 31 Jul 2019

Job Description

Main function

To deliver high-quality and research-led teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and contribute to the research record of the School through commitment to carrying out research leading to the publishing of work in high-quality publications. To pursue excellence in research, teaching and enterprise and to inspire others to do the same.


Person Specification

Essential Criteria

Qualifications and Education:

  • Postgraduate degree at PhD level (awarded or near to completion) in a related subject area or relevant industrial experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • An established expertise and proven portfolio of research and/or relevant industrial experience within the following research fields: Instrumentation for astronomy including cryogenics, detectors, far infrared interferometry, technology for satellites and application to astronomy
  • Teaching experience at undergraduate/postgraduate level
  • Knowledge of current status of research in specialist field
  • Proven ability to publish in national publications
  • Potential to be successful in competitive research funding
  • Ability to contribute to the delivery and continued development of modules across the Schools teaching programmes

Pastoral, Communication and Team Working:

  • Proven ability in effective and persuasive communication
  • The ability to provide appropriate pastoral support to students, appreciate the needs of individual students and their circumstances and to act as a personal tutor

Desirable Criteria

  • Relevant professional qualification(s)
  • Evidence of collaborations with industry
  • Proven ability to work without close supervision
  • Proven ability to adapt to the changing requirements of the Higher Education community
  • Evidence of ability to participate in and develop both internal and external networks and utilise them to enhance the teaching and research activities of the School
  • A willingness to take responsibility for academically related administration