Lecturer in Condensed Matter Theory

Imperial College London Department of Physics

Job summary

Applications are invited for a Lecturer in Condensed Matter Theory within the Department of Physics. We are seeking a candidate whose expertise will strengthen our academic mission to deliver world-class scholarship, education and research. The appointee is expected to have a strong background in theoretical condensed matter physics in the area of materials and devices for quantum technologies.

Job listing information

  • Reference NAT01126
  • Date posted 13 April 2022
  • Closing date 6 June 2022

Key information about the role

  • Location South Kensington Campus (map)
  • Position type Full time, permanent
  • Salary £60,762 – £68,987 plus benefits
  • Department Department of Physics
  • Category Academic & Teaching / Non Clinical Academic & Teaching

Job description

Job summary

Applications are invited for a Lecturer in Condensed Matter Theory within the Department of Physics. We are seeking a candidate whose expertise will strengthen our academic mission to deliver world-class scholarship, education and research. The appointee is expected to have a strong background in theoretical condensed matter physics in the area of materials and devices for quantum technologies.

Duties and responsibilities

The appointee will be part of the Condensed Matter Theory Group and also affiliated to the Condensed Matter Physics Section (Condensed Matter Theory Group & Experimental Solid State Physics Group) within the Department of Physics. The Condensed Matter Physics Section comprises 21 academic staff with expertise in the following areas: correlated quantum systems, theory and simulations of materials, metamaterials & plasmonics,  complexity science, superconducting spintronics and topological qubits, classical and quantum nanotechnology and nanophotonics; materials for energy applications, with particular strength in photovoltaics; the physics of inorganic, organic and hybrid semiconductors and their applications; solution processable optoelectronics; superconductivity; nanomagnetism and magnonics. The successful applicant’s research will complement or enhance these areas.

The successful candidate will:

  • Develop and lead an innovative research programme of international quality
  • Teach and examine students at all levels including lecturing undergraduate and postgraduate courses, supervising research and PhD students, providing pastoral support and contributing to curriculum development work
  • Act as a coach and role model through excellent practice and mentoring of colleagues
  • Contribute to the promotion of equality, diversity and inclusivity in Physics
  • Undertake appropriate administrative tasks in support of the Department’s activities

Essential requirements

The essential criteria for this post are:

  • A PhD in a relevant area or equivalent
  • An established national and developing international reputation and expertise in theoretical condensed matter physics research in the area of materials and devices for quantum technologies
  • Be able to work independently to establish a coherent research activity of their own
  • Potential to collaborate with other theoretical and experimental groups and programmes in the Department and/or College
  • Evidence of contribution to the development and performance of colleagues through coaching or mentoring
  • Experience of preparing or helping to prepare grant applications for submission
  • A portfolio of research publications, confirming national / international standing (commensurate with career stage)
  • Experience of training undergraduate and / or postgraduate students
  • Experience of supervision of higher degrees (PhD)
  • Evidence of contribution to the promotion of equality, diversity and inclusivity
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to convey ideas and concepts clearly and effectively to a range of audiences through a variety of methods and media.

Further information

The post is available immediately and the starting date will be by negotiation. We anticipate holding interviews in July 2022.

More information about the Department of Physics and the Condensed Matter Theory Group can be found on our webpages.

Please refer to further particulars for more information about the College.

The Department of Physics is an IoP JUNO Practitioner and an Athena Silver SWAN Award winner reflecting our commitment to building a supportive, inclusive and highly motivated community.  See our EDI webpage for more Information. We strongly encourage applications from all backgrounds, especially those historically underrepresented in Physics.

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to Professor Kim Christensen, Head of the Condensed Matter Theory Group, k.christensen@imperial.ac.uk

Queries relating to the application process should be directed to Gayle Baldwin, Executive Assistant to the Head of Department, by email physrecruitment@imperial.ac.uk

For any technical queries during the application process please contact: support.jobs@imperial.ac.uk

We are also currently recruiting for:

Lecturer in Experimental Solid State Physics NAT01127 

Lecturer in Experimental ICF / HEDP Science NAT01128 

Lecturer in Theoretical Physics NAT01129 

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Physics (open call) NAT01130 

The College is a proud signatory to the San-Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions, we evaluate applicants on the quality of their work, not the journal impact factor where it is published. More information.

We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

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