University of Adelaide, Physics

Position ID:University of Adelaide-Physics-LECTURER [#21851, 509781]
Position Title: Lecturer - Physical Sciences
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia [map]
Subject Areas: Physics / Dark Matter
Particle Physics / Dark Matter
Appl Deadline:2022/08/01 11:59PMhelp popup* (posted 2022/05/30, listed until 2022/08/01)
Position Description:    

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$100,933 to $119,391 (Level B) plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation may apply.

This is a continuing/tenure-track women-only position.

The University of Adelaide is committed to proactively addressing cultural and structural impediments to equity throughout the organisation. In order to grow and strengthen the talent pipeline, our Dornwell Framework pledges to actively source and encourage more women into our recruitment processes. To achieve this goal, the Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology seeks applications from women only for this appointment. This commitment is a lawful special measure under section 47 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984.

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We are seeking a continuing/tenure track Lecturer in experimental particle physics with emphasis on dark matter direct detection and beyond the standard model physics. The position will support the experimental program of the newly funded Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Dark Matter Particle Physics -

During the lifetime of the Centre (until mid-2027) the successful applicant will report to the Manager of the Adelaide node of the Centre and will work in close collaboration with other Centre nodes supporting the Centre’s broad experimental program in collider physics, direct detection and detector development, with a focus on the experimental detection of dark matter and physics beyond the standard model. From mid-2027 onwards the position will become a continuing teaching and research academic position in the Department of Physics and report to the Head of the School of Physical Sciences.

The primary responsibility of the successful applicant will be to provide leadership for the Adelaide node’s contributions to the dark matter detection program, including: the SABRE experiment and other underground direct detection experiments that the Centre contributes to; R&D for future direct detection experiments including directional dark matter experiments such as CYGNUS; and the dark matter detection aspects of the ATLAS experimental program at CERN. The Centre is also involved in axion detection experiments such as ADMX at the University of Washington.

The appointee will be expected to supervise graduate students and to contribute to the Centre’s activities by pursuing relevant funding opportunities including fellowship funding.

The Department of Physics in the School of Physical Sciences hosts strong groups working on the ATLAS, Belle II, IceCube, CTA, HESS, LIGO, SABRE and Pierre Auger experiments. Close collaboration between theorists and experimentalists is actively encouraged.

To be successful you will need:

  • PhD or equivalent degree in physics in either dark matter detection, high energy physics or high-energy astrophysics.
  • Demonstrated research excellence, including relevant publications, in an area relevant to the experimental program of the ARC Centre for Dark Matter Particle Physics.
  • Demonstrated experience in the development of instrumentation for particle physics or expertise in relevant areas of materials science, quantum materials, electronics, and photonics.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research in addition to working effectively as a member of a research team in a complex setting.
  • Commitment to the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please submit your coversheet and application materials including at least three reference letters at this website and then to complete the application process you will also need to complete an application form on the University of Adelaide Careers website.

Applications close 11:55pm, 01 August 2022.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Professor Anthony G Williams
Deputy Director and Adelaide Node Manager
ARC Centre of Excellence for Dark Matter Particle Physics
School of Physical Sciences
P: +61 (8) 831 33546


Application Materials Required:
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