Assistant Professor or Associate Professor position at Warwick University

The Department of Physics at Warwick University seeks to make an academic appointment at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor in our Astronomy and Astrophysics Group in the field of Exoplanets. The appointment level will be made dependent on the experience of the successful candidate.

Job Reference: 78320-0323
Application deadline: 23 April 2023
Starting date:
Where: University of Warwick, Coventry
Duration of the contract: Permanent position 36.5 hours (1.0 FTE)
Salary: Assistant Professor £44,414 – £52,841 or Associate Professor £54,421 – £63,059 per annum

Job Tasks 

The successful candidate will have an outstanding track record in the field of exoplanets and be ready to build their own research team with the support of colleagues at Warwick. All areas of exoplanet research will be considered, but the appointment would particularly suit an applicant experienced in exoplanet atmospheres.

Specific tasks are listed in the job announcement.

Profile’s requirements 

The Person Specification focuses on the knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications required to undertake the role effectively. This is measured by (a) Application Form, (b) Test/Exercise, (c) Interview, (d) Presentation.

Essential criteria:

  • A PhD or equivalent in astrophysics (or other relevant discipline). (a)
  • Excellent and global research profile in the field of exoplanets. (a,c)
  • Sustained portfolio of peer reviewed publications in relevant fields commensurate with career stage. (a)
  • Proven ability to collaborate with other researchers, within and external to local institution. (a,c)
  • Teaching and research supervision experience at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level, commensurate with career stage. (a,c)
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills. (a,c,d)
  • Understanding of equal opportunity issues as they may impact on all aspects of the role. (a,c)
  • Engaged in continuous professional development. (a,c)
  • For appointment at Associate Professor: A track record of generating external funding (grants, contracts etc) to support research. (a)

Desirable criteria:

  • For appointment at Assistant Professor: A track record of generating external funding (grants, contracts etc) to support research. (a)
  • A track record of research in the field of exoplanet atmospheres. (a,c)
  • Interest in interdisciplinary research and willingness to participate in university wide research initiatives. (a,c)
  • Ability to inspire and enthuse undergraduate and postgraduate students in research. (c,d)

How to apply 

Applications shall be submitted no later than 23 April 2023 through the application form linked in the job announcement page.

Please read the detailed instructions or contact the reference people indicated in the job offer.