Job Opportunities in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

CTC features Professors, Lecturers, Post-Doctoral and Doctoral Researchers as well as a variety of academic-related and supporting roles.

CTC features Professors, Lecturers, Post-Doctoral and Doctoral Researchers as well as a variety of academic-related and supporting roles

Here you will find any information about current job vacancies at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology. We may also, from time to time, post details of relevant positions within other groups or centres at DAMTP.

Temporary University Lecturer in Cosmology (Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for a Temporary University Lectureship in Cosmology to commence on 1 September 2015 or earlier by negotiation. Appointment will be made at an appropriate point on the scale for University Lecturers and will be for a probationary period of 2 years with appointment for a further 2 years, subject to satisfactory performance. The appointment will be known as the 'CTC Lectureship'.

Candidates should hold a PhD in mathematics, physics or equivalent.

The person appointed will be expected to contribute significantly to an ongoing research programme in theoretical cosmology described in the Further Particulars.

They will also be expected to contribute to teaching and other academic activities in the Department, with a lighter load than that for a standard academic post. They will be expected to design and deliver undergraduate and masters-level lecture courses and to perform other academic duties such as those associated with examinations and other forms of assessment. They will be expected to define and carry out a programme of research, including investigating funding opportunities, attending conferences, networking with national/international colleagues and giving research presentations.

Further general information regarding the Department can be found at:

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Paul Shellard, email:

To apply online for this vacancy, please go to:

With your application, please upload a full curriculum vitae, list of publications, and a one page statement of research interests and future plans. Please also indicate the contact details of three academic referees and ensure that they are aware that they will be contacted by the Mathematics HR Office Administrator to request that they upload a reference for you to our Web Recruitment System.

The University of Cambridge values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. The Department would particularly welcome applications from women, since women are, and have historically been, underrepresented on our academic staff.

Interviews are expected to be held in early January 2015.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 4 years in the first instance.

Please quote reference LE04707 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

Further particulars: Word, PDF.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Closing date for applications:  Monday, 22nd December 2014