Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Neutrino Physics
University of Glasgow
Glasgow, United Kingdom
18d ago

Job Purpose

You will pursue a world-class research programme in neutrino physics within the Particle Physics Experiment (PPE) Group and will contribute to the development and enhancement of the research profile of the School of Physics & Astronomy.

You will teach physics (and possibly astronomy) at all undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and be responsible for supervision of postgraduate research students and postdoctoral researchers.

You will carry out administrative tasks assigned by the Head of School and / or Research Group Leader.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

1. To carry out an active research programme relevant to neutrino physics within the School, taking advantage of existing developments on the T2K experiment and building a future programme working towards participation in either the DUNE or Hyper-

K experiment.2. To apply for, and wherever possible to secure, additional external funding for research from Research Councils and other sources to help underpin the long-

term growth of the School's research activity.3. To develop and enhance the research profile of the School, including sustaining a track record of independent publications of international quality in leading journals and secure funding, ensuring an internationally recognised reputation and esteem.

4. To attend and participate in appropriate research seminars / conferences within the subject area.5. To recruit, supervise and train postdoctoral researchers and postgraduate research students to ensure their effective development.

6. To take responsibility for the planning, organisation and delivery of undergraduate and / or postgraduate teaching activities within the subject area in accordance with the established department programme.

7. To develop and supervise undergraduate student projects and ensure effective learning outcomes from them.8. To assess and examine, as appropriate, using a variety of methods and techniques, and provide effective, timely and appropriate feedback to students.

9. To make a significant contribution to the ongoing development and design of the curriculum, in a manner that supports a research led approach to student learning.

10. To enhance the student learning experience.11. To engage in professional development as appropriate and in external academic and professional activities to enhance the reputations of the School, the College and the University.

12. To carry out administrative tasks associated with both research and teaching as assigned to you by the Head of School and / or Research Group Leader.

13. To undertake any other duties of equivalent standing as required by the Head of School and / or Research Group Leader.

14. To contribute to the enhancement of the University’s international profile in line with the University’s Strategic Plan, Glasgow 2020 A Global Visionhttp : / / www.

gla.ac.uk / media / media 180610 en.pdfFor appointment at Grade 9 : 15. To establish and maintain new research activity within the PPE group, and enhance the research profile of the School, by conducting and developing first class research, producing first author and co-

authored papers and upholding an expert reputation in his / her own subject area.16. To direct and develop this high-quality research activity through a portfolio of individual, joint and / or network research programmes and secure the funding required to underpin the long-

term growth of his / her activity through grant applications to the Research Councils, the EU and other sources including industry, as appropriate in a world-

class research-intensive university.17. To interact with national and international Research Councils and similar bodies at an appropriate level, and engage, as appropriate, in the dissemination of advanced research through outreach, knowledge exchange, etc.

18. To help enhance the research profile of the School, including establishing a track record of independent publications of international quality in leading journals and enhancing an internationally recognised reputation and esteem.

19. To participate in developing and implementing School strategy in research and teaching, and, where relevant, assume a significant academic management or administrative role within the School.

Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience

Knowledge and Qualifications EssentialA1 PhD (SCQF Level 12) or equivalent research profile in subject specialism or related discipline.

A2 Extensive knowledge of current research within the fields of particle physics generally and particularly in the field of neutrino physics.

A3 Evidence of a developing international reputation in this field of research, for example fellowships, awards, presentations at international conferences or otherwise.

A4 Established track record of academic publications of international quality.A5 Proven track record of securing funding as Co-

I or lead investigator.For Appointment at Grade 9A6 Comprehensive knowledge of current research within particle physics, and particularly in the field of neutrino physics.

A7 A track record of development and delivery of effective teaching and learning or, if coming from a background not requiring this expertise, a willingness to acquire rapidly the required knowledge.

A8 Proven track record of securing funding for research as lead investigator in excess of Russell Group median for discipline.

Skills EssentialC1 Excellent skills in particle physics, and particularly in the field of neutrino physics.C2 Communication and presentation skills, both oral and written.

C3 Interpersonal skills, including the ability to enthuse students.C4 Time / project / budget management skills as appropriate.

  • C5 Self-motivation and ability to work independently (and unsupervised) and as part of a team.C6 Ability, drive and creativity to secure research grant funding and initiate new projects;
  • lead a research team and develop an international research profile.C7 Ability to work in collaboration with colleagues.C8 Ability to contribute effectively to the development of the field through interaction with colleagues.

    For Appointment at Grade 9C9 Ability to take on a leadership role and motivate students.C10 Ability to accept collegiate responsibilities and act accordingly.

    C11 Significant research leadership and facilitation skills.C12 Demonstrable ability to provide strategic contribution at Subject or School level.

    Experience EssentialE1 Strong track record of relevant postdoctoral and broader academic experience as appropriate.E2 Experience of successful teaching, tutoring and mentoring of research students and undergraduate students.

    E3 Experience as PI or key contributor on RCUK and / or other successfully awarded external research grants.E4 Strong track record in delivering presentations at prestigious national and international scientific conferences and other colloquia.

    E5 Strong track record in publishing in high impact journals at national and international level.For Appointment at Grade 9E6 Strong and growing reputation for research leadership in an area which will broaden and strengthen the group’s research activities.

    E7 A track record of highly-cited publications in high impact peer-reviewed journals.E8 Experience in leading successful research grant applications, collaborations and in managing projects.

    E9 A strong track record of gaining research funding. (If from within the UK system, it is likely that the appointee will bring with them an existing and funded research programme).

    E10 Significant broad teaching experience at undergraduate and postgraduate level or, if coming from a background not requiring this expertise, a willingness to develop teaching skills rapidly.

    DesirableF1 Experience of working in collaboration with experimental teams.F2 Experience as P.I. or key contributor on RCUK, EU and / or other external research grants.

    F3 Experience of teaching undergraduate students.F4 Experience in curriculum development, marking and assessment.

    Job Features

    Dimensions For LecturerDesign and lecture on no more than 3 distinct course elements, with a total load of typically 30-

    35 lecture hours; carry normal project supervision load.Submit at least one REF-quality paper per annum

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