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Reader/Chair in Physics, Natural & Computing Sciences (NCS216A)

The School of Natural and Computing Sciences is a vibrant and dynamic centre, internationally renowned for excellence both in teaching and research. It currently comprises four academic units: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Computing Science. The School is seeking to strengthen academic leadership within the physics discipline; a key role will be to work with the senior academic staff in developing physics in Aberdeen. The expectation is that the successful candidate will take a prominent role in both teaching and research. The post is offered as either a full Professor or at Reader level, depending on experience.

School/Section: Natural & Computing Sciences
Division: Unspecified
Staff Category: Academic
Position Type: Full Time
Grade: Grade 8
Salary: Professors will be offered a competitive salary which is negotiable according to qualifications and experience.
Ref No: NCS216A
Closing Date: 26-OCT-2023


Job Description

The successful candidate will be expected to teach on our physics programs in an engaging, motivational and passionate manner, covering all aspects of teaching from lectures through to laboratory classes and project supervision, appropriate to background. All academic staff in Aberdeen act as personal tutors to students. We note that while the teaching requirements are in physics, this role may be suitable for those with more diverse academic backgrounds.  We are particularly open to candidates working in the following areas:  Materials Science; Biophysics, Biophotonics and Bioimaging; Machine Learning; and Planetary Sciences

The successful candidate will be expected to play a role in the broader life of the school, which may involve staff mentoring, committee work, recruitment activities such as open days, outreach activities, welcome events, and internal seminar programs.

Readers will be appointed at the appropriate point on the Grade 8 salary scale, £57,696 - £64,914 per annum.

Professors will be offered a competitive salary which is negotiable according to qualifications and experience.

Any appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references.

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This role is based in the UK and as such the successful candidate will be required to live and work in the UK.

Should you require a visa to undertake employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship under the requirements of the Skilled Worker visa.  At the time of appointment is made, you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of qualification and competency in English.  For research and academic posts, we will consider eligibility under the Global talent visa.  Please do not hesitate to contact Lucy Redmayne, HR Adviser (e-mail: for further information.

Job Reference Number: NCS216A

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 26 October 2023


The School Natural and Computing Sciences embraces a diverse working environment and recognises the many benefits this can bring.  Applications from individuals from across all of the equality protected characteristics are encouraged.

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