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Professor in Extragalactic Astronomy
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: S&E-15091

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 14/02/2020

Salary: Professorial Scale

Employment type: Permanent

Faculty/Organisation: Science and Engineering

School/ Directorate: Department of Physics & Astronomy

Hours per week: Full time

Contract Duration: Permanent starting September 2020

Applications are invited for a post of Professor in Extragalactic Astronomy for appointment in 2020. We are seeking to appoint scientists with established records of world-leading research excellence in the field of extragalactic astronomy, with particular emphasis on galaxy formation in the early universe, galaxy structure, morphology, kinematics and evolution, merging systems and star formation at high redshift. The successful candidate will contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and to management and administration within the Department.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The Department received a Silver Athena SWAN Award in 2016 for its commitment to the representation of women in the workplace and we particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointments will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit to talk flexible working.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Professor Michael Garrett


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Further Particulars/Person Specification criteria that you should address in your application.


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