Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Experimental Physics

Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK


  • Posted on: 12th Jan 2021
  • Salary: £35,845.00 - £59,135.00
  • REF: 5502
  • Closes: 04th March 2021
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time

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.

Salary: £35,845.00 – £59,135.00

Closing Date: 4 March 2021

The Role

As part of a strategy to rapidly expand our Physics programme, we are looking to appoint an enthusiastic academic with expertise in the area of experimental Condensed Matter (CM) Physics.

Newcastle University expects to grow its Physics academic staff by employing ~30 Physicists over the next 5-7 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 its 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.

Application is via a CV and a document (max. 3 pages) outlining the following:

1) 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.

2) what constitutes excellent teaching to you

3) your past contributions to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and what your contributions to EDI at Newcastle will be

A covering letter is not required as part of your application. Instead, please upload the above document to the covering letter section of the recruitment system when submitting your application.

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

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

Key Accountabilities

  • Undertake independent original research in experimental CM Physics
  • 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 Person (Essential)

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Demonstrated ability to carry out world leading research and/or translation to end users
  • Potential to deliver excellent teaching on specialised and service courses
  • Ability to contribute to the organisational and academic management of the school, including strategic planning

Attributes and Behaviour

  • Be approachable to students
  • 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
  • Potential to be a strong role model for the values of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion


  • PhD in Experimental Physics or a closely related discipline

Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains staff 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.

The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality. The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.

Requisition ID: 5502

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