Assistant Professor at the interface of theoretical physics and machine learning

Nothingham University

United Kingdom

July 13, 2021


Assistant Professor at the interface of theoretical physics and machine




Closing Date

Tuesday, 13th July 2021

Job Type

Research & Teaching


Physics & Astronomy


£36914 to £49553 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

We are recruiting a member of academic staff to the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Nottingham at Assistant Professor to deliver research and teaching at the interface of theoretical physics and machine learning.

This position is within the framework of the recently established Machine Learning in Science (MLiS) initiative within the School of Physics and Astronomy. Applications are welcome from candidates with experience working at the interface of areas of theoretical and/or computational physics (including condensed matter theory, statistical physics, atomic physics, quantum information, mathematical physics, particle cosmology and astronomy) and machine learning, broadly understood. The successful applicant will be expected to establish an independent programme of research, and will have the ambition to develop into an international leader in due course.

The successful applicant will also contribute to the delivery of high-quality teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including in areas relevant to the MLiS initiative. Candidates should have a PhD in physics or related. A track record of relevant postdoctoral research is required and prior experience of academic teaching is desirable.

This role is available on a permanent contract subject to underlying funding, currently secured for at least five years. Hours of work are full time (36.25 hours). Job share arrangements may be considered.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Professor Juan P. Garrahan, Email: Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Our University has always been a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.

For all successful international applicants, including EU/EEA applicants from January 2021, we offer an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses to the UK, including visas and the NHS surcharge. For more information download our Support with Immigration Expenses document.

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