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Lecturer in Lattice QCD

Theory Group

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £39,152 to £49,553
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Sunday 25 July 2021
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1387921WF

Lecturer in Lattice QCD - Southampton High Energy Physics Group (SHEP)

The University of Southampton is a unique place in which to explore what you are capable of: as one of the world’s top universities, we know what it takes to create an exceptional student experience. Our School of Physics & Astronomy is one of the UK’s top physics departments, delivering exceptional academic courses underpinned by a dynamic culture of innovation and research. We take particular pride in the School’s uniquely collaborative team spirit, in which our colleagues support one another in their endeavours. 

To make the most of this incredible opportunity, you will need have a PhD in Physics or a related field, or have an equivalent and relevant professional qualification. Your research track-record will be impressive, and you will be passionate about working in partnership with the team to share expertise. While some teaching experience would be useful, it is more important that you have great communication skills with the ability to engage students in their learning, be that through group sessions or one-to-one. As long as you can bring a real passion for the field to our department, we will help you develop your presentation skills. In turn, we are committed to all of our staff achieving a healthy work-life balance, with flexible working hours and onsite childcare facilities. We are committed to tackling gender inequality and hold an Athena SWAN silver award. We are particularly determined to address the underrepresentation of women in Physics and Astronomy, so we are delighted to have been awarded Project Juno Champion status. With a generous benefits package that includes a contributory pension scheme, competitive holiday allowance, subsidised health and fitness facilities, a cycle-to-work scheme and a range of discounts, this is a place where you are sure to excel. To take this fascinating next step in your career, informal enquiries to our Head of the Theory Group, Professor Tim Morris (T.R.Morris@soton.ac.uk) are very welcome.


You will join our wide-ranging programme in lattice QCD covering flavour physics, hadronic structure and algorithm development. We are part of the RBC-UKQCD Collaboration and work closely with colleagues from the UK, Switzerland, USA, Denmark, Germany and Japan. You will join us in exploiting DiRAC supercomputing resources in the UK and supercomputers in other countries. A further central interest of the group is lattice holographic cosmology, combining ideas from holography and lattice QFT.

The lattice activities are part of the Southampton High-Energy-Physics group (SHEP) with wider research interests in physics beyond the standard model, particle physics and cosmology, neutrino physics, b-quark and kaon phenomenology, exact renormalization group, extra-dimensional models of the weak interactions, weak interaction corrections at high energies, twistor methods, holography, strings and branes, and high density QCD. More information is accessible via our website https://www.hep.phys.soton.ac.uk.

The members of staff undertaking research in lattice field theory in Southampton are Professor Jonathan Flynn, Professor Andreas Jüttner, Professor Chris Sachrajda and Professor Kostas Skenderis.

When applying please upload the following documents:

1) CV and publication list

2) A statement outlining your research interests and vision

3) A statement outlining your vision for teaching

Please arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted.

Application Procedure  

You should submit your completed online application form at https://jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Charlene Tyson (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750 or email recruitment@soton.ac.uk.  Please quote reference 1387921WF on all correspondence.  

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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.


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