Lecturer in Theoretical Particle Physics

University of Glassgow
March 17, 2024
Offerd Salary:£48,350 - £56,021
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Contract Type:Open-ended
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Lecturer in Theoretical Particle Physics

Job Purpose

To develop, lead and sustain research and scholarship of international standard and contribute to the delivery of an excellent student experience by delivering, organising and reviewing agreed teaching, assessment and administration processes to enhance learning and teaching in the School of Physics and Astronomy. You will play a prominent role in the international theoretical particle physics programme in research areas that add value to the current or future experimental programme worldwide. You will complement the group's established research directions, with clear points of engagement and synergy.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

1. Develop and sustain a physics research programme in theoretical particle physics and its applications, within the wider portfolio of the particle physics theory group. Pursue and deliver independent and collaborative research proposals and projects, applying for external resources as appropriate. This includes making a strong contribution to the group's STFC consolidated grant. Project-manage research activities, supervising and taking responsibility for the research team.

2. Enhance the research of the Particle Physics Theory research group by strengthening and complementing existing work, identifying synergies with others in both the theory and experimental groups, and also seeking new opportunities in the wider community. Develop an expert reputation in the field by effective dissemination and publishing of research findings in leading journals and conferences and, where appropriate, undertaking knowledge exchange activities.

3. Contribute to developing and enhancing the research profile of the School/College. Establish research collaborations with appropriate individuals and groups within the University and develop external research collaborations both nationally and internationally, to ensure that research activities are at the forefront of the field.

4. Actively contribute to the effective management and administration of the College/School, assuming responsibility for the management of allocated resources and contributing to the wider organisation of the subject area.

5. 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.

6. Develop effective approaches which enhance intellectual understanding and innovation in the field and support and enhance course delivery, course organisation, feedback and assessment. This may involve blended and/or online provision.

7. 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 attainment of learning outcomes.

8. Develop effective working relationships with students and early career staff in the subject specialism, providing specialist advice, support and academic leadership. Work in partnership with relevant student services teams, respond appropriately to the diverse range of learning approaches and learner needs.

9. Supervise project work at undergraduate and Masters levels and take forward the supervision and training of postgraduate research students.

10. Take on administrative or management roles within the subject/School as assigned by the Head of School.

11. Engage in continuing professional development activities as appropriate.

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

13. Contribute to the enhancement of the University's international profile in line with the University's Strategic Plan, World Changers Together.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills & Experience



A1 Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 12 PhD or equivalent in related discipline with a growing reputation for scholarship within the subject area. Membership of relevant professional body, where appropriate.

Knowledge and Skills


C1 Extensive breadth and depth of knowledge in areas of theoretical particle physics overlapping with and complementing those currently pursued in the particle physics theory group. Comprehensive knowledge of current research in particle physics more generally.

C2 Proven research skills, including the capability to generate new ideas and use them to initiate new projects. Established reputation in research, as indicated, for example, by research publications, presentations at conferences and international collaborations.

C3 Proven ability to design, review and deliver teaching and assessment programmes.

C4 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 Established track record of research outputs and, where appropriate, of applying for external research funding compatible with enhancing the School's research profile in accordance with School objectives.

E2 Experience and achievement in the relevant field reflected in an expanding personal academic portfolio.

E3 Experience of developing and demonstrating teaching and research methods and devising models, approaches, techniques, critiques, and methods.

E4 Track record of continuous engagement with current practice and developing knowledge.

Terms and Conditions

Salary will be Grade 8, £48,350 - £56,021 per annum.

This post is full time and open ended.

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: 138469

Closing date: 17th March 2024

Vacancy Ref : 138469 Close Date : 17-Mar-2024 23:45

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