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Lecturer in Ballistics / Impact Science / High Energy Science
Division of Natural Sciences
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
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,
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
As Lecturer in Ballistics / Impact Science / High Energy Science, you will:
Deliver and contribute to the design of high-quality, student-centred taught
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).
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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
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.
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