JOB OPENINGS: 3 permanent academic positions at Northumbria University

Northumbria University is a research-intensive modern University, ranked 23rd in the UK for Research Power in the recent Research Excellence Framework (REF2021). The Faculty of Engineering and Environment has relevant existing research strengths in Solar and Space Physics, Optical Communications, Quantum and Molecular Photonics, Photovoltaics, Electrical Power, Artificial Intelligence and Data Intensive Science, Earth observation, and Geography. Within the Faculty, the Department of Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering has recently been successful with significant funding for space technology research from the UK Space Agency, the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), a high-profile industrial partner, and the Office for Students. Therefore, we are now making a significant strategic investment to hire staff to enhance and expand our expertise in space-related technology.

This strategic investment provides the opportunity for multiple appointments across academic grades, including the potential to establish a small research group. There are adverts for Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor or Lecturer level appointments in the links below, which include instructions for how to apply.–associate-professor-in-space-technology–lecturer-in-space-technology

We are looking for applicants with expertise in the design and development of novel instrumentation to complement and enhance the Faculty’s strengths in one or more of the areas of: laser systems, earth observation, solar and space physics, and active experiments in space. We also welcome applications in other areas of space-related technology. Interest in bringing technology to the level of space mission involvement through the UK Space Agency, European Space Agency or other international opportunities is encouraged, as well as connections with industry.

The deadline for applications is the 10th of November 2022. For informal enquiries please email Robert Wicks or Clare Watt