Lecturers in Mathematical Physics at University of Southampton

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Location:  Southampton, UK

We are seeking to appoint up to two outstanding mathematical physicists with excellent track records of research and the potential for research leadership in areas which will enhance and extend our current interests. We are looking to appoint candidates who undertake internationally leading research at the interface between Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy. These lectureships are central to the activities of the Southampton Theory Astronomy and Gravity (STAG) centre for fundamental physics.

Preference will be given to an individual with a record of excellent research in either theoretical/computational relativistic astrophysics (particularly in modelling gamma-ray bursts, supernova core collapse, accretion onto compact objects or relativistic jets, phenomena relevant for multimessenger astronomy and astrophysics of black hole and neutron stars) or theoretical/mathematical physics (particularly in string inspired gravity, theoretical cosmology, dark matter, dark energy, AdS-CFT correspondence, holography and relativistic fluids).

To be considered you should have a PhD in mathematical physics or a related area. You should have experience of solving problems, organising research and pursuing new research directions. You should also be able to demonstrate a high-quality research track-record and the potential to be an excellent teacher. Duties, as determined by the Head of Academic Unit, will include: conducting research of international standing in mathematical physics, applying for externally funded research grants and enhancing the international profile of the research group, undergraduate teaching and supervision of research students. As part of the role you will also be expected to support effective management and administration of the academic unit.

The position is available from 1 August 2011 or as soon as possible thereafter. It is expected that interviews will be held in June 2011. As part of the interview process, candidates will be invited to give a research presentation.

Informal enquiries can be made at any time to:
Professor Nils Andersson
email: N.A.Andersson[AT]soton.ac.uk
tel. +44 (0)23 8059 4551

or to:
Professor James Vickers
email: J.A.Vickers[AT]soton.ac.uk
tel +44(0) 23 8059 5113.

Please visit http://www.jobs.soton.ac.uk and apply on-line, or call 023 8059 2750. The closing date for applications is 19 May 2011 at 12.00 noon. Please quote reference number 5466-11-J in all correspondence.