Position Available, Chair of Experimental Physics, Level E, School of Chemistry & Physics
Job Reference Number: 1767
The University of Adelaide invites applications to a tenurable position of Chair of Experimental Physics in the School of Chemistry & Physics, Faculty of Sciences. Experimental physics at Adelaide was initiated by Professor W.H. Bragg in 1886. The Chair of Experimental Physics will fall vacant on 1 January 2012. Over the past few years the School has experienced a significant growth in its undergraduate teaching load and in the number of higher degree research students. As a member of the prestigious Group of Eight Australian universities, the University of Adelaide is committed to research excellence. Research within the School involves national and international collaborations and receives extensive external funding from the State of South Australia, industry, defence, national and international sources. Physics at Adelaide has recently been given the top ranking in the Excellence in Research Australia review of research quality. Research areas in Physics include atmospheric physics, high-energy astrophysics, geophysics, medical physics, optics and photonics, particle physics, nuclear theory and computational physics. The University’s new Institute for Photonics & Advanced Sensing (IPAS) is based in the School. IPAS operates extensive facilities including infrastructure for fabricating optical materials, optical fibres, sensors and laser devices. The School also hosts a node of the new ARC Centre of Excellence in Particle Physics at the Tera-scale.
We are seeking to make an appointment of a high calibre and dynamic Experimental Physicist to a tenurable professorial position. The new professor will be expected to contribute to the academic leadership of the discipline of physics, will have a particular responsibility for the teaching and championing of experimental physics at all levels, and will contribute to building significant research capacity. The new professor will have an outstanding research track record in a field of relevance to IPAS with proven expertise in one or more of the following areas: new approaches in sensing and measurement in experimental optics, photonics, nonlinear optics and/or biophysics. The successful candidate will be expected to promote and develop new research capacity and new tools for research. The new professor will also contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, the supervision of students, and professional activities of the School of Chemistry & Physics.
The School is located on the vibrant city-centre campus of the University, facilitating the formation of strong collaborations with physicists, engineers, chemists, biologists, agricultural scientists and medical researchers. As the multicultural capital of South Australia enjoying a Mediterranean climate, Adelaide provides opportunities to engage in culture, entertainment and sport through more than 400 annual festivals and events. The Adelaide hills and beautiful beaches are just 20 minutes from the city centre. World-famous wine regions are a matter of 1 to 2 hours drive from Adelaide. Stunning coastal, hills and river scenery can be enjoyed on easy day trips, and Adelaide is the closest capital city to the Australian Outback.