Faculty Positions

The School of Physics and Astronomy and Institute for Gravitational Wave Astronomy at the University of Birmingham invite applications for several faculty positions:

The Institute for Gravitational Wave Astronomy is one of the leading research centres world-wide focusing on gravitational wave astronomy and related areas. The Institute has a rich portfolio of research activities in experimental physics, instrumentation, data analysis and observations, theoretical astrophysics and general relativity, and transients and multi-messenger astronomy. Institute members play active roles in the GEO Collaboration and the LIGO Scientific Collaboration – including the development of next generation ground-based gravitational-wave observatories – the LISA Consortium, the European and International Pulsar Timing Array Collaboration, and surveys such as ENGRAVE, ePESSTO+ and LSST. The Institute has excellent laboratory and computer facilities. 

The Institute is looking for ambitious candidates with a diverse and vibrant research portfolio in areas relevant to gravitational-wave astronomy. Applicants in all relevant fields of physics, astronomy, mathematics or engineering are encouraged to apply. 

The Institute is affiliated with the Astrophysics and Space Research group, one of the eight research groups active in the School of Physics and Astronomy, which has about 50 permanent academic staff. The group has a strong track record of attracting research funding. It is supported by a variety of grants from several sources, including STFC, EPSRC, UKSA, ERC, the Royal Society and the Leverhulme Trust. 

The deadline for application is June 3rd, 2022.

Applicants should submit their application through the University of Birmingham job portal [www.birmingham.ac.uk]

As part of their application, applicants should include a CV with a list of publications, and a two-page statement covering research interests and plans. 

Applicants should also arrange for 3 reference letters to be sent to Ms Joanne Cox at j.s.cox[AT]bham.ac.uk by June 3rd, 2022.

For further information and informal inquiries please contact:

The University of Birmingham is an equal opportunity employer. The School of Physics and Astronomy is an Athena SWAN Silver Award holder and JUNO Champion, welcomes people from all backgrounds and is committed to fostering an inclusive environment where diversity is at the heart of who we are. We encourage applications from all qualified applicants; those from minority groups who are under-represented in these disciplines are particularly welcome. 

Fellowship Opportunities

Fellowship oppportunities can be found here