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Faculty position in theoretical physics (Lecturer in Extrasolar Planets)

University of St Andrews, School of Physics & Astronomy
St. Andrews, Scotland, UK
Posting live until
31 May 2024

Job Details

The University of St Andrews is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Extrasolar Planets within the School of Physics & Astronomy. We are looking for motivated individuals who develop and lead an independent research programme in astrophysics and deliver high quality, innovative teaching to our well-qualified undergraduate population. The School is internationally recognised for its research ( and has been rated top ten in the UK for over twenty years.

We are particularly interested in applicants who complement and extend our current research programmes in extrasolar planets, the detection and characterization of exoplanetary systems and their host stars as well as the physics of planet formation. Applicants should have a strong record of research in astrophysics and some teaching experience, preferably at undergraduate level.

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The School aims to carry out world-leading curiosity-driven research which both pushes the boundaries of fundamental science and is of high impact, with national and global benefit. Its research is internationally known in each of its three strategic research themes: photonics, condensed matter physics and astronomy. Much of the research is highly collaborative and interdisciplinary, including activities in functional materials, biophysics and exoplanetary science. In the most recent national assessment of research excellence, REF 2014, the School was ranked third in the UK (in a joint submission with the University of Edinburgh) for research quality in physics and astronomy.

Company info
01334 46 3111
School of Physics and Astronomy
University of St Andrews
North Haugh
St Andrews
KY16 9SS

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