Lecturer in Solar Physics

University of Glassgow
February 13, 2023
Offerd Salary:£46,047 - £53,353
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Lecturer in Solar Physics

Job Purpose

To contribute to the delivery of an excellent student experience by delivering, organising and reviewing teaching, assessment and administration processes associated with undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and to undertake scholarship to enhance learning and teaching in the School of Physics and Astronomy.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

1. Make a substantial contribution to delivering and leading a range of teaching, supervision and assessment activities in a broad range of subject areas in Physics and Astronomy across undergraduate and postgraduate programmes within the Subject/School.

2. Carry out course administration within required timescales ensuring effective communication of information, in particular assessment requirements and criteria and timely and constructive feedback on assessment.

3. Take a lead in the on-going development and design of the curriculum in a manner that supports a research-led and scholarly approach to student learning and assessment.

4. Develop effective approaches to the use of learning technologies to support and enhance course delivery, course organisation, feedback and assessment. This may involve blended and/or online provision.

5. Ensure an inclusive and evidence-based approach to facilitating learning in a range of face to face and potentially online delivery formats such as tutorials, lectures, problem based learning, that promotes student participation and learning outcome attainment.

6. Develop effective working relationships with students and, in partnership with relevant student services teams, respond appropriately to the diverse range of learning approaches and learner needs.

7. Develop a growing portfolio of scholarship outputs and activities by undertaking methodologically rigorous, educationally relevant, enquiries into student learning and disseminate evidence to enhance your own, and potentially others', teaching practices. Attend and participate in appropriate seminars and conferences to support research-led teaching and scholarship in your disciplinary and/or professional area.

8. Develop relationships with external stakeholders in support of knowledge exchange, public understanding and appropriate forms of outreach such as widening access.

9. Participate in local, and potentially overseas, activities associated with student recruitment e.g. open days, orientation and induction and other School and University initiatives such as support for student transitions, employability and student mobility as appropriate.

10. Engage in continuing professional development activities as appropriate.

11. Undertake any other reasonable duties as required by the Head of School.

12. To contribute to the enhancement of the University's international profile in line with the University's Strategic Plan, World Changers Together

Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience

Knowledge / Qualifications


A1 Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 12 PhD or equivalent preferably in solar physics or a related discipline with a growing reputation for scholarship within the subject area.

A2 Extensive breadth and depth of knowledge in physics and astrophysics to develop teaching programmes/methodologies/learning support.

A3 Continuing engagement with current practice and developing knowledge.



C1 Track record of delivery of teaching, and proven ability to develop and devise teaching programmes, techniques and methods.

C2 Proven ability to design, review and enhance multiple learning, teaching and assessment programmes within professional guidelines or organisational policy, applying initiative and independent judgement.

C3 Ability to communicate complex or conceptual ideas to those with limited knowledge and understanding, and developing early career academic colleagues.

C5 Ability to contribute to broader leadership and management activities along with an awareness of current and future priorities of the University/College/School/Service.



E1 Substantial teaching experience at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level.

E2 Experience of developing and demonstrating teaching and research methods and devising models, approaches, techniques, critiques and methods.

E3 Experience of developing and demonstrating teaching methods

E4 Track record of scholarship and development and delivery of teaching, and proven ability to develop and devise teaching programmes, techniques and methods.

E5 Experience and achievement in a relevant field of physics reflected in an expanding personal academic portfolio.

Terms and Conditions

Salary will be Grade 8, £46,047 - £53,353 per annum.

This post is full time and fixed term for up to 3 years

As part of Team UofG you will be a member of a world changing, inclusive community, which values ambition, excellence, integrity and curiosity.

As a valued member of our team, you can expect:

1 A warm welcoming and engaging organisational culture, where your talents are developed and nurtured, and success is celebrated and shared.

2 An excellent employment package with generous terms and conditions including 41 days of leave for full time staff, pension - pensions handbook https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/payandpensions/pensions/, benefits and discount packages.

3 A flexible approach to working.

4 A commitment to support your health and wellbeing, including a free 6-month UofG Sport membership for all new staff joining the University https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/staff/healthwellbeing/.

We believe that we can only reach our full potential through the talents of all. Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of our values. Applications are particularly welcome from across our communities and in particular people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented within the University. Read more on how the University promotes and embeds all aspects of equality and diversity within our community https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/humanresources/equalitydiversity/.

We endorse the principles of Athena Swan https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/humanresources/equalitydiversity/athenaswan/ and hold bronze, silver and gold awards across the University.

We are investing in our organisation, and we will invest in you too. Please visit our website https: // www. gla.ac.uk/explore/jobs/ for more information.

Vacancy reference number: 106508

Closing date: 13 February 2023

Vacancy Ref : 106508 Close Date : 13-Feb-2023 23:45

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