The Department of Physics proposes to appoint an Associate Professor or Professor in Theoretical Astrophysics with effect from 1 October 2019 or as soon thereafter as possible.
The Associate Professor will join a lively community of astrophysicists, plasma physicists and astro-particle theorists who are tackling the most significant issues in our understanding of galaxy formation and evolution, including stellar dynamics, the physics of the interstellar and intergalactic medium, and the nature of dark matter. The appointment is in the general area of astrophysical dynamics (broadly defined), with a preference for candidates interested in the theory of self-gravitating systems and its application to observational data as well as in contributing to the Department's broader effort in the general areas of kinetic theory and non-equilibrium statistical mechanics.
The successful candidate will hold a doctorate in theoretical physics, astrophysics or a related field and will have a record of high-quality creative research in astrophysical dynamics at an international level. They will be an excellent teacher at undergraduate and graduate level, and willing to participate in the administration of St Hugh's College and the Physics Department. They will be expected to to develop a world-leading research programme in theoretical astrophysics, teach a wide range of topics within the field of physics, and contribute to administration within the Department and College.