University of Cambridge, Department of Physics

Position ID:University of Cambridge-Department of Physics-ASST_ASSOC_PROF [#23599, KA33983]
Position Title: Assistant Professor/Associate Professor in Theoretical Statistical Physics
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB3 0HE, United Kingdom
Subject Area: Physics / Statistical physics
Appl Deadline:2022/12/04 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/11/04, listed until 2022/12/04)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Physics invites applications for a University Assistant/Associate Professorship in Theoretical Statistical Physics.

The Department is seeking to appoint a talented early- or mid-career scientist to develop a theoretical research programme in the general area of Statistical Physics, broadly interpreted. Potential research topics include, but are not limited to, the statistical physics of disordered/glassy solids, soft matter and complex systems, active matter and non-equilibrium phase behaviour, and the application of statistical physics to biological systems.

The successful candidate will have a highly competitive research record. We are particularly interested in applicants who can interface and engage effectively with the directions of research in the Department and University. Within the Department there is a diverse set of related activities, notably within the established themes of "Physics of Soft Matter and Nanosystems", "Biological and Biomedical Physics" and "Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics". The successful candidate would join a lively and collaborative environment of multidisciplinary research and would be expected to play a leading role in expanding these activities, building links between Departments across the University.

Applicants should have a PhD in physics (or a cognate discipline). In addition to their research record, candidates must show evidence of enthusiasm and ability to teach a wide range of subject areas in physics at both undergraduate and Master's level. The teaching duties associated with the post may include the delivery of existing courses, and the development of new teaching materials, lecture courses, examinations and laboratory/examples classes.

The Department is active in promoting policies to address historic under-representation of women and minority groups in its workforce. We are proud to have been awarded an Athena-SWAN Gold Award for our work on equality and diversity. Candidates from under-represented groups, as well as candidates with a track record in addressing barriers to equality and diversity in education, are particularly encouraged to apply.

Given the scope of this post, the teaching load of the appointee will be divided between the undergraduate and postgraduate curriculum teaching needs of the Department. General contribution to the academic work of the Department of Physics and the University beyond teaching and research, will be commensurate with the appointee's interests and skills, and the requirements of the Department.

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Applicants should submit the following documents with their application:

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

A list of up to ten papers where you have made the most significant personal contributions. We do not require a full list of your collaborative papers.

A research proposal of no longer than 3 pages. As part of this, you should indicate how you see your research plans fitting with existing activities in the Cavendish and the wider University.

A one page statement on your approach to teaching and how you believe you can contribute to the Department's teaching programme at undergraduate and graduate level.

The names and contact details of three academic referees who have agreed to provide references should be included on the application form. Please note that references for longlisted candidates will be required by 18th December 2022 (see below).

The deadline for applications is 23:59 pm on 4th December 2022. References for longlisted candidates will be sought on or before 9th December 2022 and the deadline for upload of references onto the automated system will be 23:59 pm on 18th December 2022.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to visit Cambridge in a week to be confirmed during February 2023 to give a presentation, for informal discussions and formal interview.

The position is available from 1st September 2023. There is some flexibility on the start date, which can be negotiated at the appointment stage.

For informal enquiries please contact Professor Nigel Cooper, email . Correspondence regarding the application process should be directed to Sam Stokes, Departmental Administrator, email .

Please quote reference KA33983 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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Contact: Prof Nigel Cooper
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