Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Metamaterial Physics (Education and Research)

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Exeter, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 27 Apr 2022

College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences

Two full-time, permanent posts are available immediately in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences.

The role
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Exeter is seeking to appoint two new staff (a lecturer and a senior lecturer) to support and strengthen its research activities and future strategy as part of the Centre of Metamaterials Research and Innovation (CMRI). The CMRI takes a leading role in the UK’s metamaterials and community and a strong track record of collaboration and funding from industry and governmental sponsors.

The CMRI’s existing specialities span theory to experiment, design and fabrication, with strengths in acoustics, phononics, fluidics, quantum, RF/microwave, visible, infra-red and terahertz, and includes biomaterials, magnetic materials, phase change materials, nanocomposites, 2D materials and metamaterial manufacturing. Applications are encouraged from candidates with research expertise in any area related to metamaterials including (but not limited to) the domains of electromagnetism, acoustics, thermal, mechanical/elastic etc and relevant to technologies ranging from imaging and displays, security, defence, communication, energy, displays, health, build environment, transport etc.

Please ensure you read our Job Description and Person Specification for full details of the Senior Lecturer and Lecturer role.

About you
For a Lecturer level appointment post you will have:
• A PhD or equivalent in Physics or other relevant subject and have a track record of internationally-recognised research in a relevant field (including peer-reviewed publications in recognised journals, and presentations at prestigious international conferences);
• A record in attracting funding for research, or demonstrate potential to attract such funding;
• An active approach to inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research;
• Enthusiasm for delivering high quality undergraduate programmes;
• Enthusiasm to engage with end users from industry and Government regarding research direction and priorities, and to deliver projects that develop impact;
• A track record of successful research-student supervision.

For a Senior Lecturer level appointment, in addition to the above, you will have:
• A strong potential for academic leadership, including developing the future strategy for research and innovation;
• An excellent track record of publication of research work at REF 3* and above;
• A good track record of working with and managing research and impact projects with external organisations and end-users users, and knowledge and experience of key sectors or business challenges;
• Success in significant grant capture from different sources (UKRI, industry, Government).

What we can offer you
• Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research;
• Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly
• An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development
• A multitude of staff benefits including sector leading benefits around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), Paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay), and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
• A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Devon

The University of Exeter
We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 and QS World University Ranking 2022). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017.

Our research income in recent years means we’re the fastest growing UK Research University with some of the world’s most influential scientists, and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. 98% of our research is of international quality (2014 Research Excellence Framework). We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Read about our world leading research – Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment
With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community. Reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.

To discuss the post further, applicants are encouraged to contact Prof. Alastair Hibbins (a.p.hibbins@exeter.ac.uk ), Director of CMRI, or Prof Tim Harries, Head of Physics & Astronomy (t.j.harries@exeter.ac.uk ).


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