Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Physics Education Research

University of Edinburgh

United Kingdom

September 30, 2022

Description

Job Identification

5121

Job Category

Academic

Locations

  • James Clerk Maxwell Building, Edinburgh, EH9 3FD, GB
  • Posting Date

    08/30/2022, 03:24 PM

    Apply Before

    09/30/2022, 11:00 PM

    Degree Level

    Post-Doctorate

    Job Schedule

    Full time

    Job Shift

    Day

    Health and Safety Requirements

    No key hazards identified for this post

    Criminal Record Check

    No criminal record check required

    Contract Type

    Open Ended

    Job Description

    Grade UE08 (£4 3,414 - £51,805) or UE09 (£54,949 - £61,823) per annum School of Physics and Astronomy - Physics Education Research Group

    Open ended, Full time - 35 hours per week

    The Edinburgh Physics Education Research Group was formally established 12 years ago, building upon the longstanding tradition of teaching innovation and development in physics at Edinburgh. The group is amongst the most established PER groups in UK higher education and has been forefront in a number of national initiatives.

    With this position, we aim to bring an outstanding educator and PER researcher to join the School. We seek a highly creative researcher who will set up an original and ambitious research programme which enhances our understanding of teaching and learning in physics and astronomy. Previous research interests of the group have included flipped classroom pedagogies, development of student problem solving skills, student epistemologies, and student-generated content. However, the position is open to researchers in any area of PER. The successful candidate will also be an outstanding educator who could contribute excellent delivery of teaching to a broad range of courses across the School.

    The School of Physics & Astronomy is committed to promoting diversity in physics and we specially encourage application from women or other under- represented groups. For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Ross Galloway (ross.galloway@ed.ac.uk) or Prof Jim Dunlop (James.Dunlop@ed.ac.uk).

    The appointment will be at either Lecturer (UE08) or Senior Lecturer (UE09) level, depending on knowledge, skills and experience.

    Please apply online and upload your CV, list of publications, a research statement, a teaching statement and a covering letter including the names and email addresses of (at least) three referees.

    Your skills and attributes for success:

  • PhD in physics, astronomy, or a closely allied area
  • Experience in and commitment to excellent teaching
  • Experience in research
  • Established profile in Physics Education Research specifically
  • Ability to develop research proposals and win support for them
  • Ability and commitment to work with research students and/or postdoctoral researchers
  • Excellent communication, presentation and organisational skills.
  • Click here for a copy of the Lecturer full job description

    Click here for a copy of the Senior Lecturer full job description

    As a valued member of our team you can expect:

    An exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work. You will enjoy a collaborative atmosphere and a thriving research environment.

    As a member of Academic Staff at the University of Edinburgh, you will benefit from a

    reward package and a wide range of staff benefits, which includes a generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme , staff discounts, family friendly initiatives , flexible working and much more. Access our staff benefits page for further information and use our reward calculator to find out the total value of pay and benefits provided.

    The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. We are members of the Race Equality Charter and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, actively promoting LGBT equality.

    If invited for interview you will be required to evidence your right to work in the UK. Further information is available on our right to work webpages.

    The University is able to sponsor the employment of international workers in this role. If successful, an international applicant requiring sponsorship to work in the UK will need to satisfy the UK Home Office's English Language requirements and apply for and secure a Skilled Worker Visa.

    About Us

    As a world-leading research-intensive University, we are here to address tomorrow's greatest challenges. Between now and 2030 we will do that with a values-led approach to teaching, research and innovation, and through the strength of our relationships, both locally and globally.

    About the Team

    The School of Physics and Astronomy is in the College of Science and Engineering and comprises the Institute for Particle and Nuclear Physics (IPNP), the Institute for Condensed Matter and Complex Systems (ICMCS) and the Institute for Astronomy (IfA). We have around 100 academic staff, over 120 research staff and around 65 professional services staff.

    The School of Physics and Astronomy was ranked 4th in the UK and 1st in Scotland in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 listing for the quality, scale and breadth of its research by Times Higher Education. Consistently ranked within the top 20 physics departments worldwide, these results confirm the exceptional performance of our staff, our excellent facilities, and our world-leading research.

    The School runs undergraduate programmes at BSc and MPhys level in Physics, Mathematical Physics, Theoretical Physics, Computational Physics, Astrophysics and (jointly with the School of Chemistry) Chemical Physics. The undergraduate programme has flexible entry and exit points, creating courses of variable duration and level. The School accepts around 230 new undergraduates into its programmes each year and has current student populations of over 800 undergraduates, 50 taught postgraduates and 220 research postgraduates.

    We aim to ensure that our culture and systems support flexible and family- friendly working and recognise and value diversity across all our staff and students. The School has an active programme offering support and professional development for all staff; providing mentoring, training, and networking opportunities.

    The School of Physics and Astronomy holds Athena SWAN Silver and IoP Juno Champion awards, in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality.

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