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Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor (Physics)

Swansea University
Swansea, UK
£45,585 to £64,914 per annum
Posting live until
15 Jun 2024

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About the University

Swansea University is a research-led university that has been making a difference since 1920. The University community thrives on exploration and discovery and offers the right balance of excellent teaching and research, matched by an enviable quality of life.

Our stunning waterfront campuses and multicultural community make us a desirable workplace for colleagues from around the world. Our reward and benefits, and ways of working enable those who join us to have enriching careers, matched by an excellent work-life balance.

About the role

Swansea University has an ambitious agenda to enhance our semiconductor science and engineering research to support the expanding regional semiconductor industry. In 2024 we will open our new Centre for Integrative Semiconductor Materials (CISM) – a £55M state-of-the-art semiconductor facility for  fabrication and study of advanced semiconductor materials and devices. CISM is unique in the UK-context: it is a university-fab built on manufacturing principles with industry relevant tool sets and capacity for pilot foundry. We specialise in semiconductors for healthcare, clean energy, efficient power and micro-electronics, and over-the-horizon concepts such as ionics and bioelectronics. Our research foci are underpinned by principles in semiconductor innovation for net zero, advanced heterogeneous integration and manufacturing circularity. CISM is closely linked to the South Wales and UK semiconductor industry, and has a portfolio of >£20M of projects, most with close industry cooperation. Our CISM community of >70 researchers is formed around an Interdisciplinary Research Institute drawn from Physics, Chemistry and Engineering disciplines, with partnerships across the globe.

An opportunity has arisen to join this thriving ecosystem. The Department of Physics, with world leading research groups in Applied Materials, Antimatter Physics and Theoretical High Energy Physics, wishes to recruit a Semiconductor Physicist. The ideal candidate will have internationally significant and growing track record in any area of semiconductor physics, with preference for expertise in molecular semiconductors (organics, perovskites, 2D, etc.), other next-generation platforms such as wide-gap oxides, particularly aligned with the CISM foci areas. CISM is a world-class semiconductor research and innovation facility, and we can provide opportunities for close connections to industry, and a passion for technology development, advancement and commercialisation. Our focus is to drive the highest quality fundamental and applied research to impact and outcomes meaningful to the Net Zero imperative. We do things differently at Swansea Physics and CISM.       

Academic Career Pathway

The pathway for this post is Research. The Academic Career Pathways (ACP) scheme is designed to ensure that academic strengths whether in research, teaching, the wider student experience, leadership or innovation and engagement, are all appropriately recognised, developed, valued, and rewarded. For further information, please see our ACP webpage.

Equality, Diversion & Inclusion

The University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity in all its practices and activities. We aim to establish an inclusive environment and welcome diverse applications from the following protected characteristics: age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race (including colour, nationality, ethnic and national origin), religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation.

As an inclusive and welcoming workplace, we value people for their skills regardless of their background. Applications are welcome in Welsh and will not be treated less favourably than those submitted in English.



The University community thrives on exploration and discovery, and offers the right balance of excellent teaching and research, matched by an enviable quality of life.

Our stunning waterfront campuses make us a desirable location for students and staff from around the world, and our multicultural community provides a global perspective, enabling those who join us to develop skills and knowledge that set them on successful and enriching careers.

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Bay Campus, Fabian Way
United Kingdom

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