NATS-169-22 - Lecturer in Ballistics / Impact Science / High Energy Science

University of Kent

United Kingdom

October 9, 2022


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Lecturer in Ballistics / Impact Science / High Energy Science Division of Natural Sciences Location: Canterbury

Salary: £36,386 to £50,300 Grade: Grade 7 Academic to Grade 8 Post Type: Full Time Contract Type: Permanent Release Date: Tuesday 06 September 2022 Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Sunday 09 October 2022 (unless otherwise stated) Reference: NATS-169-22

The School of Chemistry and Forensic Science is seeking to appoint an exceptional Lecturer in Impact Science to join their growing academic team. The successful applicant will provide innovative and engaging teaching in ballistics and forensic science to our students, as well as pursuing cutting edge research in their area of specialism. They will also run student research projects at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. We welcome applications from individuals with research interests related to firearms, ballistics, high energy materials, impact chemistry, impact physics/engineering or impact modelling. A PhD in an appropriate discipline (such as Chemistry, Physics, Engineering) is required along with a willingness to contribute to the continued development and enhancement of our teaching portfolio.

The School of Chemistry and Forensic Science is a friendly, dynamic and innovative academic school based at the Canterbury campus of the University of Kent. It has modern teaching and research facilities, with forensic science at Kent receiving significant recent investment in a number of key areas, including ballistics.

We carry out internationally leading research in Materials for Energy and Electronics and Supramolecular, Interfacial and Synthetic Chemistry, and are also in the process of initiating an exciting multi-disciplinary Forensic Science Research Group. The School has a wide range of instrumental facilities including NMR, MAS-NMR, HPLC, GC-MS, LC-MS, FT-IR, SQUID, powder XRD, single crystal XRD, Raman and FT-IR microscopy, comparison microscopy, rheometers, DLS, DSC and TGA.

There is also the opportunity for the successful candidate to contribute to research in our Centre for Astrophysics and Planetary Science (CAPS) within the Division of Natural Sciences, which hosts the Kent Light Gas Gun for hypervelocity impact work and the Tor High Performance Computing Cluster for hydrocode modelling.

As Lecturer in Ballistics / Impact Science / High Energy Science, you will:

Deliver and contribute to the design of high-quality, student-centred taught programmes

Deliver high quality teaching as a member of the Chemistry and Forensic Science teaching team within a suite of well-established programmes of study (with the assistance of a mentor if required).

Undertake research, independently and collaboratively.

To be successful in this role you will have:

PhD (or close to completion) or evidence of significant and relevant professional practice experience in a relevant discipline.

Possess sufficient breadth and depth of specialist knowledge in the discipline to work within established teaching and research programmes in the School of Chemistry and Forensic Science

Evidence of successful publication activity in relevant high-quality journals.

Excellent and inspiring teaching skills, appropriate to the development and delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.

The Canterbury Campus is a friendly, well-equipped campus in a desirable location, with excellent schools and a wealth of cultural links and transport connections. The city is close to the beautiful Kent coast but also just an hour by high-speed train to London.

We would particularly welcome applications from those belonging to underrepresented groups in this area (such as, but not limited to, females and those from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds).

Please see the links below to view the full job description and to apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process, please contact the Human Resources team on: quoting reference: NATS-169-22.

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Please note that we prioritise applications from current University of Kent redeployees. We will let you know if this post is to be filled by a redeployee as, in this instance, your application will unfortunately not be taken forward.

Applications must be made via the University's online application system; CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.

The University of Kent values diversity and promotes equality at all levels.


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