Lecturer in Plasma Physics

University of York
March 17, 2023
Offerd Salary:£40,927 - £50,296
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Lecturer in Plasma Physics


School of Physics, Engineering and Technology


£40,927 - £50,296 a year


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  • Job Description 10937.pdf (PDF, 286.17kb)
  • Role Description School

    The University of York is seeking a Lecturer in Low-Temperature Plasma modelling who will lead an additional independent world-class research programme to complement the existing expertise. The York Plasma Institute (YPI) addresses a portfolio of plasma research from fundamental blue skies to impact-driven across three research strands: Low Temperature Plasmas, Matter at the Extremes and Magnetic Confinement Fusion. This post has been created to complement and enhance the rapidly growing activities in Low Temperature Plasma science at the YPI.

    The University of York recently established the School of Physics, Engineering and Technology which brings physicists and engineers together to push the frontiers of knowledge, foster innovation and meet the grand challenges facing society. As a School, equality, diversity, and inclusion are central to our culture and we strive to provide a working environment which allows all staff and students to contribute fully, to flourish, and to excel. We aim to ensure that there is a supportive and egalitarian culture at all levels and across all staff groups and offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums, campus facilities and services to support staff from different backgrounds.


    You will develop and lead a world-class research programme in an area within low-temperature plasma modelling, including obtaining research funding, managing research teams, and producing high-quality research outputs. In addition, you will design and deliver teaching across a range of modules, act as academic supervisor of students and undertake administrative responsibilities across the School.

    Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

    You will have a PhD in Low-Temperature Plasma modelling and an appropriate academic professional and teaching qualification, or a willingness to complete a Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice. Specialist knowledge in low- temperature plasma modelling (development) methods and techniques is essential. Your research expertise will complement the YPI and low-temperature plasma strand research strategy and goals. You will have a clear vision for an independent research programme that aligns with UK and international research funding priorities and the ability to attract research funding and lead research projects and teams. You already have a proven track record of high- quality research, including evidence of dissemination of research findings, e.g. journal papers. You will have the ability to enthuse and engage students through the design and delivery of teaching material. In general, you will need a positive attitude to colleagues and students, showing commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion while having a collaborative ethos and a willingness to work proactively with colleagues in other areas and institutions.

    Interview date: TBC

    For informal enquiries: please contact Prof. James Walsh on [email protected] or School of PET HR on [email protected]

    The University strives to be diverse and inclusive – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

    We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University.

    We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

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