Associate Professor of Organic Chemistry


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University of Oxford, Oxford, UK


  • Posted on: 17th Feb 2021
  • Salary: Competitive
  • REF: 148710
  • Closes: 07th April 2021
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time

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Associate Professor of Organic Chemistry

Applications are invited for the post of Associate Professor (or Professor) of Organic Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry. The successful candidate will also be appointed to a Tutorial Fellowship at Pembroke College under arrangements described in the Job Description and Person Specification. The appointment will be initially for five years at which point, upon completion of a successful review, the post-holder will be eligible for reappointment to the retiring age.

We wish to appoint a candidate whose research interests involve experimental Organic Chemistry. The successful candidate will hold a doctorate in a field relevant to research in Organic Chemistry, and have a very strong track record, or show outstanding promise, in independent research. They should be able to demonstrate their research vision and the ability to attract research funding from appropriate sources. They should also provide evidence of the ability to lead a group of researchers at different career stages. They should be able to demonstrate excellence or the potential for excellence in teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels at Pembroke College, as well as participating in the administration of the subject and in the wider life of the College.

The post will be based in the Department of Chemistry, Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TA and Pembroke College, St Aldate’s, Oxford, OX1 1DW.

The combined University and College salary will be according to experience on a scale from £48,114 – £64,605 p.a. Benefits of the Tutorial Fellowship at Pembroke College include Governing Body membership, a housing allowance of £9,500 per annum, a research allowance of £2,080 p.a., access to housing loan and health care schemes, a teaching room in college, and full college dining rights.

An allowance of £2,804 p.a. would be payable upon award of Full Professor title.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 7 April 2021 can be considered. The interviews are likely to take place in early May and candidates must be available to travel to Oxford for this period(subject to pandemic issues). The anticipated start date is September 2021, though there may be some flexibility in this due to the pandemic.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.

The Department was awarded an Athena SWAN Silver Award in September 2015 in recognition of its commitment to addressing gender inequalities, to tackling the unequal representation of women in science, and to improving career progression for female academics.

Enquiries about the post should be addressed to Ms Zahn Gower, PA to Professor Christopher Schofield; email: or telephone: +44 (0)1865 285006.

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