Assistant Professor (Teaching) in Physics

United Kingdom
Salary Commensurate with experience
Feb 17, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Physics at Durham University seeks to appoint a talented educator to the role of Assistant Professor (Teaching). The successful candidate will be expected to develop leadership in teaching and learning, including the dissemination of good practice to other staff involved in teaching. They will contribute to a range of activities in a variety of in-person and on-line settings, such as tutorials, laboratory classes, project supervision and lectures. They will contribute to providing an inclusive and supportive learning environment and physics curriculum that enables undergraduate students to achieve their potential. They will be expected to engage in scholarship related to pedagogy, noting that any other independent research (beyond pedagogy) is not part of this post. The position will start around September 2021.

The Department of Physics at Durham University is one of the very best UK Physics departments with an outstanding reputation for excellence in teaching, research and employability of our students. Ranked in the top 10 in REF2014 in terms of grade point average, 96% of Durham Physics research was considered either to be of "internationally excellent quality" or "world leading". The Department is committed to research-led and small group teaching. The Complete University Guide ranks Durham's Physics Department in fourth place nationally based on entry standards, student satisfaction, research and graduate prospects. Further information may be found at

Candidates should have a PhD in Physics or a related subject and an established record of teaching and learning in a university environment together with a clear commitment to developing an inclusive and welcoming working environment.

The Department is committed to advancing equality and we aim to ensure that our culture is inclusive, and that our systems support flexible and family-friendly working, As recognized by our Juno Champion and Athena SWAN Silver awards, we recognise and value the benefits of diversity throughout our staff and students.