Lecturer (bio/nano-photonics) (ED11599)

University of Bath
June 11, 2024
Offerd Salary:£44,414
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Contract Type:Open-ended
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Job title Lecturer (bio/nano-photonics)

Department Physics

Salary Starting from £44,414, rising to £52,841

Grade Grade 8

Contract Type Full Time, Open Ended

Placed on Tuesday 16 April 2024

Closing date Tuesday 11 June 2024

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference ED11599

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The Department of Physics at the University of Bath is seeking to appoint a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Experimental Photonics.

Applications in all areas of existing strength within Experimental Photonics are invited; those in the area of overlap between photonics and bio/nano- science, or in the areas of optical fibre technology and/or ultrafast lasers are particularly welcome.

The Lecturer will contribute to and expand the capabilities of the department in this research area, and be a full member of the Department.

About the role:

You will become a part of the vibrant community of researchers in optics and photonics within the Department.

Research programmes revolve around collaboration, shared equipment and facilities, and shared learning, streamlining the process of getting new research programmes off the ground.

The role is to establish an independent research activity, in an area aligned with both University and funder priorities.

Experimental Photonics is already an important element of several existing programmes but this position will broaden that interest.

The Lecturer will contribute to and expand the capabilities of the department in this research area, and be a full member of the Department.

This role offers an ambitious and excellent candidate the chance to advance their career in a supportive and dynamic environment.

About us:

The University of Bath is a leading research-intensive University.

In the recent REF2021 assessment, 96% of the Department's submitted research activity was judged world-leading or internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance, and rigour.

The Department consists of over 40 academic staff with over 80 postdoctoral researchers & PhD students, and graduates approximately 130 undergraduate students each year.

Both the Department and the University are committed to providing a supportive and inclusive working environment.

The Department aims to become both more diverse and more inclusive, and candidates who can contribute in that regard are particularly encouraged to apply.

The University is in the UNESCO World Heritage City of Bath conveniently located in the beautiful West Country of England.

The City has outstanding architecture, excellent restaurants and a very good choice of schools. The city of Bristol is 13 minutes away, whilst London is eighty minutes by train.

Further information:

In addition to the application form, please upload the following for the second shortlisting stage:

  • Your CV and a cover letter, including full list of publications
  • A statement describing proposed research activities and including comments on your fit to the department and your plans regarding research funding (maximum two pages A4)
  • A statement discussing your approach to undergraduate teaching (maximum one page A4)
  • What we can offer you:

  • a very generous employer contributory pension scheme
  • generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance
  • we are a family-friendly University and with an increasingly agile workforce, are open to flexible working arrangements
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities
  • a number of support options available for new and existing staff to help with the cost of some immigration expenses which you may be eligible for: Relocation allowance, Visa Reimbursement, Interest-Free Loan
  • We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations and have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. We are working to address our gender imbalance in the Department. We are particularly welcoming of applications from Black, Asian and other Ethnic candidates who are currently under-represented.

    We are very proud to be an autism friendly university and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

    Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

    Further details:
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  • Terms and Conditions of Employment

  • We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this, personal details will be removed from application forms at the initial shortlisting stage.

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