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Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Theoretical and Computational Physics

The University of Bath is recruiting a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Theoretical and Computational Physics

  • Closing date: 05 May 2021
  • United Kingdom | University of Bath
  • Date posted: 30 Mar 2021
  • Job type: Academic: faculty
  • Disciplines: Computational science & software engineering¬† | Optics, lasers & photonics¬†

The Department of Physics at the University of Bath is seeking to appoint a Lecturer who will contribute to, and expand, the research strengths of the Theoretical and Computational Physics group and the department.

You will have a proven track record of research excellence with international impact and will establish a well-funded independent research programme. You will also contribute to the development and delivery of undergraduate programmes in Physics with Theoretical Physics.

The Theoretical and Computational Physics group has an international reputation for developing innovative theoretical and computational methods and applying them to interdisciplinary problems, often in collaboration with experimentalists, in Bath or elsewhere. Key experimental areas of the Department are nanoscience and photonics, with emerging interdisciplinary activities in energy materials and healthcare physics.

For informal enquiries about the role please contact Dr Marcin Mucha-Kruczynski, Head of the Theoretical and Computational Physics group (

Please also include the following with your online application:

  • Your CV (including a list of publications).
  • Statements (maximum two pages each) describing proposed research activities (including comments on your fit in the department and potential routes to funding) and approach to undergraduate teaching.

The Department of Physics is ranked 4th nationally for the impact of its research, with 91% of our research rated as world leading or internationally excellent. It consists of over 40 academic staff with over 80 postdoctoral researchers & PhD students and recruits approximately 120 high-calibre undergraduate students per annum. Both the Department and the University are committed to providing a supportive and inclusive working environment.

Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the City of Bath with its historic charm and social activity only a short distance away creates an excellent environment in which to work.

We are a family friendly workplace and are open to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit you and the University. We recognise the talents of our diverse workforce through an excellent reward package including a generous pension scheme and annual leave entitlement and are encouraging of your personal and professional development.

Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a better environment for our employees and students, creating a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances health and wellbeing across our community. We are very proud to have recently received Ambassadors for Autism certification and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.


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