Associate Professor of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
Department of Chemistry, Mansfield Road, Oxford
Salary from £48,835 to £65,574 p.a. plus substantial additional benefits: a College housing allowance of £10,000 p.a. An allowance of £2,846 p.a. payable upon award of Full Professor title.
Applications are invited for the post of Associate Professor (or Professor) of Physical & Theoretical Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry. The successful candidate will also be appointed to a Tutorial Fellowship at St. Peter’s 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.
The successful candidate will hold a doctorate in a field relevant to research in Physical Chemistry, and have a very strong track record, or show outstanding promise, in independent experiment-based research. The research area will be broadly interpreted but should align with one or more of the eight Research Themes of the Department (see https://www.chem.ox.ac.uk/research.aspx), which include Kinetics, Dynamics and Mechanism, Innovative Measurements and Photon Science, Advanced Functional Materials and Interfaces, and Energy and Sustainable Chemistry. 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 in both the Department and St. Peter’s College, as well as participating in the administration of the subject and in the wider life of the College. Applications are particularly welcome from those at an early stage of their independent careers.
The post will be based in the Department of Chemistry, Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TA and St. Peter’s College, New Inn Hall Street, Oxford, OX1 2DL.
The combined University and College salary will be according to experience on a scale from £48,835- £65,574 p.a. Benefits of the Tutorial Fellowship at St. Peter’s College include a College housing allowance of £10,000 p.a.
An allowance of £2,846 p.a. would be payable upon award of Full Professor title.
Our staff and students come from all over the world and we proudly promote a friendly and inclusive culture. The Department has held an Athena SWAN Silver Award since 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. We have a number of family-friendly policies, such as the right to apply for flexible working, and support for staff returning from periods of extended absence. We are committed to ensuring an inclusive interview process and will reimburse up to £250 towards any additional care costs (for a dependent child or adult) incurred as a result of attending an interview for this position.
Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford. All applicants will be judged on merit, according to the selection criteria.
Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Friday 11th of March 2022 can be considered. The interviews are likely to take place in mid-May 2022 and candidates must be available to travel to Oxford for this period. Anticipated start date is 1 October 2022.
Enquiries about the post should be addressed to Ms Laura-Jean Holdcroft, PA to Professor Grant Ritchie, email: email@example.com, Tel: +44 (0)1865 275402.
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