School of Physics Ad Astra Fellows Call 2021/22

Dublin, Ireland
11 Jan 2022
14 Feb 2022

The School of Physics delivers a full spectrum of academic undergraduate (Physics, Physics with Astronomy & Space Science, and Theoretical Physics) and taught postgraduate education, with 1 year Taught MScs offered in a range of areas including Space Science and Technology, Medical Physics, Nano-Bio Science and Nano-Technology, Computational Physics and Theoretical Physics. The School has active research groups in various fundamental and applied branches of physics.

Candidates are expected to contribute fully to the teaching and learning of physics at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, to execute a dynamic research programme preferably aligned to one of the School’s research centres (CPHM: Physics in Health and MedicineC-Space: Space ResearchC-QuEST: Quantum Engineering, Science and Technology) and to provide academic contributions and leadership to their discipline, the School of Physics, the College of Science and the University.

The School is proud to be an Institute of Physics Juno Practitioner, fostering a collaborative, more inclusive working environment. We welcome applications that reflect the diversity in our global society. The School of Physics, in common with UCD more broadly, is committed to creating an inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated, and everyone is afforded equality of opportunity. For example, any career breaks during a successful Ad Astra Fellow’s term will be taken into consideration when the possibility of permanency is considered after a four-year review of performance.

In the School, the promotion of an inclusive environment is championed by the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion EDI group. UCD offers a wide range of supports (including those for parents, staff with disabilities, and/or from the LGBTQ+ community). We encourage applicants to consult this website for more details:

During the last round of Ad Astra appointments, three Fellow’s were welcomed into the School of Physics: Assistant Professors Nuala Caffrey, Rebeca Garcia-Lopez, and Antonio Martin-Carrillo and you can read their experiences here

More information about this Ad Astra Fellows round can be found at and a direct link to the application page can be found at here.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions in relation to this Ad Astra Fellows’ call.