Geoff Williams Fellowship in Physics

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 05 Dec 2023

4 Nov 2023
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Recognised Researcher (R2)
Established Researcher (R3)

Application Deadline

5 Dec 2023 - 00:00 (UTC)
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Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
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Offer Description

(Level B) $102,952 to $121,779 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation applies.

Fixed term, full time opportunity available for up to 3 years with potential extension of 2 years. 

Following a generous donation, The School of Physics, Chemistry and Earth Sciences within Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology is now calling for applications for the Geoff William’s Fellowship from outstanding early-career researchers with significant research and teaching potential in Experimental Physics. The aim of this fellowship is to develop a candidate with some relevant postdoctoral experience into a strong teaching and research focused academic. The successful candidate will therefore have a strong research background but will also have a significant interest in teaching.  

The Physics Discipline within the School of Physics, Chemistry and Earth Sciences has established and emerging experimental research strengths in Optics and Photonics, Quantum Materials, Applied Radiation Physics, Medical Physics Experimental Particle Physics and Astrophysics. The department also has a strong research effort in Theoretical Physics.

The School also hosts groups working on a number of international experiments including ATLAS, Belle II, CTA, IceCube, LIGO, Pierre Auger and SABRE experiments. Groups within the Department are also associated with the Institute of Photonics and Advanced Sensing (IPAS) and collaborate with the Defence Science and Technology (DST) Group.

Reporting directly to the Head of School, the successful candidate will also be mentored by a senior academic in Physics.

To be successful you will need:

  • A PhD in Experimental Physics, or equivalent higher degree, awarded within the last 5 years in an area that aligns with the existing and emerging strengths of Physics at The University of Adelaide.
  • Demonstrated ability, relative to opportunity, to conduct independent research that aligns with an existing or emerging strengths in Physics at The University of Adelaide.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research in addition to working effectively as a member of a team in a complex setting.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • A strong interest in undergraduate and graduate education in Experimental Physics.
  • Commitment to the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government, and community collaborations - offers you vast scope and opportunity to enable a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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Your faculty's broader role

The Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology is a multidisciplinary hub of cutting-edge teaching and research. Many of its academic staff are world leaders in their fields and graduates are highly regarded by employers. The Faculty actively partners with innovative industries to solve problems of global significance. 

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How to Apply

Click on the link below to view the position description and to apply for this position:

Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description.

***Applications close 11:55 pm, Tuesday 5th December 2023***

The University reserves the right to close this advertisement before the closing date if a suitable candidate is identified.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Prof. David Ottaway, Discipline Lead for Physics
School of Physics, Chemistry & Earth Sciences
P: +61 (8) 8313 0998
E: [email protected]

Prof. Christopher Sumby, Head of School
School of Physics, Chemistry & Earth Sciences
E: [email protected]

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The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Adelaide, Australia

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Adelaide, Australia


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