Lecturer/Associate Professor in Theoretical Astrophysics

University of Leeds School of Physics and Astronomy

United Kingdom

Lecturer or Associate Professor in Theoretical Astrophysics

Are you an academic with a proven ability to carry out teaching and research in Astrophysics? Do you have an excellent research record and proven success in obtaining funding? Are you passionate about delivering an exceptional student experience in a research-intensive Russell Group University? Do you aspire to become an academic leader in your field?

You will have an excellent research record and international standing in your research field, the ability to collaborate effectively, evidence of obtaining external research funding and a passion for delivering first-class inspirational teaching and supervision within a research-intensive university. As a Lecturer, you will carry out research, teaching and associated administration within the School, Faculty and University, making a positive contribution to the student experience and working with colleagues and students of all cultures and backgrounds. For appointments at Associate Professor Level, you must also be able to demonstrate a proven track record of successful and substantive grant applications, the capacity to deliver an outstanding student experience and an ability to undertake successful academic leadership.

In joining the University of Leeds, you will become part of an internationally focused University that provides all our students with an outstanding education and experience and at the same time undertakes cutting-edge research of high quality, impact and significance. Leeds offers significant opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration, notably with the Leeds Institute of Data Analytics (), the Leeds Institute for Fluid Dynamics (LIFD), the Priestley International Centre for Climate Change (PICC) and the Schools of Chemistry and Mathematics.

What we offer in return

  • 25 days holiday plus 15.5 Bank Holidays/days that the University is closed by custom (including Christmas) – That’s over 40 days a year! 
  • Pension schemes with a generous contribution from the University. 
  • Health and Wellbeing: Discounted staff membership options at The Edge, our state-of-the-art Campus gym, with a pool, sauna, climbing wall, cycle circuit, and sports halls. 
  • Personal Development: Access to courses run by our Organisational Development & Professional Learning team, and self-development courses including languages, Creative Writing, Wellbeing Therapies and much more. 
  • Access to on-site childcare, shopping discounts and travel schemes are also available. 

And much more!  

To explore the post further, please contact: 

, Head of Astrophysics,



, Head of the School of Physics and Astronomy  


Location: Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service: Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences
School/Institute: School of Physics & Astronomy
Category: Academic
Grade: Grade 8 to Grade 9
Salary: £42,149 to £60,022 p.a.
Working Time: 37.5 hours per week
Post Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Ongoing
Release Date: Monday 13 June 2022
Closing Date: Sunday 10 July 2022
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Reference: EPSPA1062

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