School of Science

The School of Science at Loughborough University undertakes world-leading research and teaching in Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Mathematics Education and Physics and boasts state-of-the-art facilities and an active research community.

We are renowned for the relevance of our research work which is driven by society’s need for solutions to real-life issues.

Loughborough scientists are actively engaged in cutting edge theoretical and applied research that is shaping the future and transforming the world through technological advances and scientific discovery.

Extensive investment in the student learning environment and research facilities makes Loughborough an excellent place to pursue academic aspirations, research interests and career goals. The University's recently opened state-of-the-art STEMLab further expanding our ability to offer world class facilities across our disciplines.

In addition to carrying out research in their respective disciplines, staff in the School of Science are engaged in multidisciplinary research in collaboration with other academic Schools and departments across the campus - from Engineering and Sport Science to Arts and Humanities – creating an exciting and truly stimulating research environment.

Join our welcoming and dynamic School

The School is looking to expand its staff numbers to increase its capacity in a number of different areas.

The closing date for applications is 27 November 2022.

Professor, Reader, Senior Lecturer or Lecturer in Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science is looking to recruit staff at all levels in any areas aligned to the Department’s research themes:

  • Theoretical Computer Science (TCS)
  • Networks and Systems
  • Vision, AI, Autonomous and Human-centred systems

Consideration will be given to all candidates; we expect at least one each of the appointments to be in TCS and Networks and Systems. We are looking to appoint at all levels from Lecturer to Professor.

The Department is long-established with extremely high student satisfaction and a fast-growing research portfolio. The successful candidate will work alongside our established leading researchers in a collaborative environment with lab facilities to support research networks and systems, robotics and vision.

In the latest Research Excellence Framework 100% of the Department's research impact was rated ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’. We have a strong reputation for student experience and caring for our students leading to regular appearances towards the top of the NSS.

Professor Reader Senior Lecturer Lecturer

Senior Lecturer or Lecturer in Mathematics

The Department of Mathematical Sciences is looking to recruit a Senior Lecturer or Lecturer in Mathematics in the research area of Geometry understood in a wide sense.

The Department is well-known for its world-class expertise in algebraic and differential geometry, as well as their applications in mathematical physics, particularly in integrable systems. The successful candidate will join the Geometry and Mathematical Physics research group, which is one of the leading research groups in this area in the UK.

Senior Lecturer Lecturer

Senior Lecturer or Lecturer in Physics

The Department of Physics is looking to recruit a Senior Lecturer or Lecturer in Experimental Physics, in any of but not restricted to the areas:

  • Spintronics and Magnetism
  • Superconductivity and Josephson Physics
  • Neuromorphic Devices
  • Nuclear Medicine and X-Ray/Gamma detectors

The new member of staff will either complement or link with our existing research activities in the areas of materials physics, THz physics, magnetism, spintronics, memristors, superconductivity, quantum information theory, emergent photonics, and medical physics.

The Department has invested in its experimental facilities, including but not limited to: a new cleanroom and satellite equipment for device fabrication; a state-of-the-art thin-film and STM/AFM system with integrated thermal nanolithography; a cryogen-free magnetometer for electric and thermal transport measurements; a suite of X-ray diffraction and reflectometry equipment; and it is also supported by characterisation facilities provided by the Loughborough Materials Characterisation Centre, which includes SEM, TEM, XPS and XRF. The Department hosts Emergent Photonics Research Centre.

The Department strives to develop gifted graduates, train postgraduate students in specialist topics and undertake cutting edge research.  The Department attracts staff and students from all over the world and is proud of its diverse and stimulating environment.

The successful candidate or candidates will have experience of high-quality research in an area of laboratory-based experimental physics, evidenced by their records of research publications, external research funding and PhD student supervision.

Senior Lecturer Lecturer

The University is dedicated to supporting an equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment – to create better futures, together. The diverse backgrounds, characteristics and opinions within our community are our great strength and are key to our pursuit of delivering educational excellence, enterprise, research and professional services. We welcome applications from people from diverse backgrounds and minoritized groups as they are currently under-represented within our community.

We recognise the value of a fulfilling and balanced work and personal life which promotes wellbeing. We seek to support colleagues in achieving this balance and have family-friendly policies, flexible working arrangements and many roles can be suitable for dynamic working arrangement. This includes considering applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Informal enquiries


Professor Alexander Veselov Head of Mathematics


Dr Alexander Balanov Head of Physics

Computer Science

Dr Iain Phillips Head of Computer Science

Candidates interested in applying for Reader or Professorial positions

Professor Claudia Eberlein Dean of Science