Lecturer in Astrophysics

Dec 12, 2018
Jan 10, 2019
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
School of Mathematics and Physics

UQ Physics is located in the School of Mathematics and Physics in the Faculty of Science. The Discipline is internationally recognised for its research excellence, and hosts a number of world-class research centres. Details of the research interests of academic staff may be accessed on the School's website at http://www.smp.uq.edu.au/

Physics is one of the University of Queensland's top 30 research strengths, and the School of Mathematics and Physics is proud to support a major research effort in astrophysics.  In the recent Excellence in Research for Australia 2015 assessment, the University of Queensland was rated “well-above international standard” in 02 Physical Sciences, as well as in the sub-categories 0201 Astronomical and Space Sciences, 0204 Condensed Matter Physics, and 0206 Quantum Physics.


The role

The School of Mathematics and Physics is seeking to appoint an outstanding astrophysicist who will further enhance and expand upon our existing research strengths in cosmology or galactic astrophysics.

The successful candidate will develop their own independent research program, participate in teaching and postgraduate supervision, as well as perform service and other activities associated with the School and the discipline of Physics.


The person

The appointee will have a demonstrated record of performing innovative, international quality research.  Applicants with an outstanding track record in any area of astrophysics are encouraged to apply. It is desirable that the research program of the successful candidate should expand the research profile of the School in new and exciting directions, while forming synergistic collaborations with one or more of the existing research strengths in UQ astrophysics.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion. Applications are particularly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Applications are particularly encouraged from women. This role is a full-time position; however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

The University of Queensland is a family-friendly workplace and offers a number of flexible work options to help staff balance their responsibilities at work and at home. Further information can be found here.



This is a fulltime, fixedterm position at Academic Level B - $93,985 - $111,607 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $109,963 - $130,580 p.a.) 



To discuss this role please contact Professor Tamara Davis on +61 7 3365 3433 or tamarad@physics.uq.edu.au

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

Applicants should clearly state which level they are applying for (and address the selection criteria accordingly).

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