Job title Professor

Department Physics

Grade Competitive Package

Placed on Thursday 17 October 2019

Closing date Wednesday 01 January 2020

Interview date Thursday 23 January 2020

Reference CC7190


The Department of Physics at the University of Bath is an internationally leading research focused department. It is ranked 4th nationally for the impact of its research, with 91% of our research rated as world leading or internationally excellent. The Department’s research themes cover Astrophysics; Nanoscience and Photonics, all underpinned by a strong theory activity, which in addition has a distinct research programme of its own.

The Department has over 40 academic staff with over 80 postdoctoral researchers & PhD students and recruits approximately 120 high-calibre undergraduate students per annum.

As Professor in the Department you will be responsible for enabling a research agenda to further enhance the Department’s reputation and engage with senior colleagues, both internal and external to the University, to ensure a strong research funding portfolio underpinning those aspirations. You will have a proven track record of securing grant income and the ability to work in collaboration with colleagues across disciplines.  

Candidates for the post will have an established international research track record in any area of Physics relevant to the Department and the University. The Department is particularly keen to strengthen our inter-disciplinary research agenda and research links to other Departments, in areas such as energy materials or biophysics.

The University of Bath’s advancement since its foundation in 1966 has been remarkable. Nationally recognised as one of the leading institutions for research and teaching excellence, it is ranked 6th by the Guardian University Guide for 2019 and was awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework. The University offers a distinctive blend of academic reputation, outstanding graduate employment record, and a full programme of social, cultural and sporting opportunities.

Both the Department and the University are committed to providing a supportive and inclusive working environment and the Department holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award. 

We positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

Informal enquiries about the role may be directed to Professor Nick Brook, Dean of Science (+44 1225 386586 or, however, please ensure that your application is submitted via the University website.

Interviews will take place on 22/23 January 2020.

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

Further details:
The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. To achieve our global aspirations, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.