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Associate Lecturer

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Associate Lecturer

University of York – Department of Physics

Location: York

Salary Range: £31,604 a year

Hours: Full Time

Ref Number: 6629

Contract Type: Fixed Term

Closing date: 10 June 2018 

We seek to appoint an Associate Lecturer in the Department of Physics. This one-year role would ideally begin on or around 1st August 2018 allowing the successful candidate to familiarise themselves with the Department and prepare teaching materials prior to the start of the academic year.

The Department of Physics is at the forefront of pioneering global research and technological advancement in our world leading research centres, focused around condensed matter physics, nuclear physics, and plasma physics and fusion energy at the York Plasma Institute. This is combined with a commitment to teaching and outstanding student satisfaction. As a Department we strive to provide a working environment which allows all staff and students to contribute fully, to flourish, and to excel. We aim to ensure that there is a supportive and egalitarian culture at all levels and across all staff groups. We promote good practice and a strong culture of equality in higher education, and are proud of our Juno Champion Award and Athena SWAN Silver Award.  The Department of Physics is a multi-disciplinary department with an international reputation for excellence in research and teaching. will cover a range of teaching activities which will include the delivery of nuclear physics lecture courses, associated preparation and marking of the relevant examination(s); supervision of teaching laboratories; supervision of final year MPhys and/or BSc projects in nuclear applications; and leading tutorials.

You will have a PhD in Nuclear Physics or related discipline, and an appropriate academic professional and teaching qualification.  You will have detailed knowledge in physics especially nuclear physics sufficient to develop your teaching and provide relevant learning support to students across different levels of academic ability, together with experience in teaching and learning at undergraduate and/ or postgraduate level.  You must be experienced in using different delivery techniques to enthuse and engage students, and be able to provide evidence of successful planning and designing teaching material.  You must have hands-on experience with typical detectors for ionising radiation sufficient to be able to guide students in their use within a teaching laboratory or for final year projects.  In addition you will have highly developed oral and written communication skills to engage effectively with a wide ranging audience.  You will have the ability to design and deliver teaching material; to supervise the work of students, to provide advice on study skills and assist with learning problems; to contribute to the design of course material, content and new teaching approaches in the department; to manage and deliver your own teaching and to plan, manage, organise and assess own teaching contributions.

Salary: £31,604 a year

Informal enquiries may be directed to the Professor David Jenkins (, 01904 322248). Candidates are encouraged to make contact with the department prior to application. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to visit the department prior to formal interview.

Interviews will be held in York on a date to be confirmed.

The Department of Physics values all employees for the qualities and skills they bring to the workplace and aims to be a diverse and egalitarian community in which all can thrive.


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