Lecturer/Reader in Physics (Two posts)

UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF SCOTLAND
FACULTY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

EXPERIMENTAL NUCLEAR PHYSICS RESEARCH GROUP
Lecturer/Reader in Physics (Two posts)
Lecturer £39107 - £44016/Reader £45336 - £52556
Paisley Campus

The Experimental Nuclear Physics Research Group at the University of
the West of Scotland has internationally recognized research programmes studying the structure and properties of exotic nuclei and in laser-induced nuclear physics (http://nuclear.paisley.ac.uk). We were one of the founding members of the Scottish Universities Physics Alliance, SUPA, the pioneering research pooling initiative in physics in Scotland. Along with other Scottish universities in SUPAII, we are presently developing SCAPA – the Scottish Centre for Plasma Based Accelerators, an innovative new facility in which we will carry out research in fundamental and applied nuclear physics and related areas. We are presently seeking to strengthen the group in this area
with the appointment of two new permanent academic staff members.

Post holders will be based at the Paisley Campus, and will contribute
effectively to research, to teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and to academic administration.

A strong research track record in experimental nuclear physics and a
strong publication record are essential. The successful applicants will
apply their expertise to the development and exploitation of SCAPA.
In addition, they will contribute to nuclear physics research within the
group and develop and lead new programmes of research. The level of
appointment will depend on experience, and applicants for post of
Reader should be able to show evidence of successful grant income
and of leadership.

Recruitment packs are available from the HR Department telephone
on (44) 0141 848 3561 (24-hour answering service) or by email from
Marie.Leckie@uws.ac.uk quoting Reference 11/087 – Lecturer; 11/088 – Reader.

Informal enquires should be directed to David Smyth, Head of the School of Engineering (Tel: (44) 0141 848 3559 Email: David.Smyth@uws.ac.uk) or to John F. Smith, Chair of the Physics Subject Group (Tel: (44) 0141 848 3652 Email: John.F.Smith@uws.ac.uk).

The closing date for applications is 21st October 2011

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University of the West of Scotland is a registered Scottish charity, no. SCO02520.