University Lectureship in Multi-Scale, Multi-Dimensional Imaging of Natural and Synthetic Materials

Applications are invited for the post of University Lecturer in Multi-Scale, Multi-Dimensional Imaging of Natural and Synthetic Materials, to be held jointly in the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy and the Department of Earth Sciences.

There is a rapidly growing community of materials scientists and Earth scientists who are using multidimensional imaging techniques, such as x-ray and electron tomography and time-resolved microscopy, coupled with advanced computational analysis and novel visualisation methods. These techniques are set to transform our understanding of natural and synthetic materials across a range of length scales, from tens of microns to the atomic scale. We are seeking candidates who can lead a research effort in this area, interact strongly with research groups in both Departments, and define the University as a world leader in multi-dimensional imaging techniques.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in Materials Science, Earth Sciences, Physics, Chemistry or a cognate subject, will have a track record of excellent research publications, and will be expected to lead and pursue a research programme of the highest standard. It is expected that their research programme will be firmly grounded in both Departments.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the teaching programmes of both Departments at undergraduate and graduate level. (The total teaching load is expected to be no greater than that of colleagues appointed to single Departments.) They will contribute, as appropriate, to the academic administration of the Departments and the University.

This is a new post and is one of a number created under a major initiative by the School of the Physical Sciences to promote inter-disciplinary activity in the Departments of the School. The appointment will be made at an appropriate point on the scale for University Lecturers and will be for a probationary period of five years with appointment to the retiring age thereafter, subject to satisfactory performance. A University Lectureship is broadly equivalent to a tenure track Assistant Professorship in the US. Salary: 38,896-49,230. A University Lectureship in the UK is broadly equivalent to a tenure track Assistant Professorship in the US.

To apply: please upload a letter of application which explains your interest in the position and how you will be able to engage with the work of both Departments, a CV, and a Publication List. Because this post is created under the School of the Physical Sciences' Inter- Disciplinary scheme, candidates are also required to upload a short (no more than 2 pages of A4) statement of their research vision which sets out how their research programme will require them to operate across, and contribute to, both Departments. Contact details of three referees are also required. Closing date: 2 January 2017. Please quote reference LJ10424 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy. The appointed candidate would generally be expected to start in October 2017.

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posted: 19 October 2016     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.