Permanent positions at University of Birmingham, UK

Dear Colleagues

The University of Birmingham, UK (, launched a major recruitment campaign on 23rd November 2023, that may be of interest.
There will be a series of application windows, with the soonest having a deadline of 30th January 2024.

(University of Birmingham to strengthen research excellence with 125 new Fellows and Chairs – University of Birmingham ,
The University of Birmingham today (23 Nov) launches a major campaign to recruit 125 new researchers and senior academics as it continues to build its strengths in key research areas, driving its ambition to become a Top 50 global university.
Commemorating the University’s 125th anniversary in 2025, recruitment will take place over five years – resulting in the appointment of 100 new Birmingham Anniversary Fellows and 25 Birmingham Anniversary Chairs.
The University is seeking diverse talent from amongst the world’s best researchers for the five-year positions.
There will be a series of application windows, with the soonest having a deadline of 30th January 2024.

The positions are permanent and are known as “Anniversary Fellows” and “Anniversary Chairs”. Please see job particulars and application information here

The University of Birmingham Space Environment & Radio Engineering Group (SERENE , ) would warmly encourage applicants to propose us as their academic home.

SERENE is a leading research group in space environment and space weather research. With a multidisciplinary approach, the group focuses on a wide array of topics such as upper atmosphere modelling—covering empirical, physics-based, and data assimilation techniques—radio propagation, satellite orbit determination, and HF engineering. Additionally, the group tackles fundamental physics problems concerning small-scale ionospheric structures and radiation belt dynamics.

Any additions will join a group at the forefront of innovation in its field. SERENE’s upper atmosphere models are employed by over 60 institutions in more than 25 countries around the globe. These models serve a dual purpose: advancing the state of the art in upper atmospheric science research and providing operational support for space weather products and services. Internationally and nationally, the SERENE group is actively engaged in shaping space weather policies and assessing associated risks. This group is committed not just to academic pursuits, but also to practical applications that have real-world impact. Their work informs decision-making processes at various governmental and industrial levels, thereby playing a crucial role in the broader space weather community.

Please contact members of the group individually ( and the head of the group (Dr Sean Elvidge, to make any further enquiries.

With kind regards,
Oliver Allanson, on behalf of SERENE