Associate Professor or Professorship of Geophysics

University of Oxford - Department of Earth Sciences

South Parks Road, Oxford

From: £45,562 p.a. plus additional benefits as detailed below. Allowance of £2,626 p.a. would be payable upon award of Full Professor title

We seek to appoint an Associate Professor of Geophysics from 1 September 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidate will work at the Department of Earth Sciences and hold a Non Tutorial Fellowship at St Cross College. 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 welcome applications from scientists working in all aspects of Geophysics including earth-observation, the cryosphere, planetary geophysics, and crustal processes. The successful candidate will have a doctorate in geophysics or a related subject. They will have evidence of substantial research accomplishment and potential in the broad field of geophysics, have the ability to teach effectively at undergraduate and graduate level, have excellent interpersonal skills necessary for teaching and an ability to attract research funding. The main duties of the post are to carry out research at an international level and to teach, supervise and examine undergraduate and postgraduate students.

The application procedure is detailed within the further particulars. Enquiries about the application procedure should be addressed to the Department HR Manager, Emma Smith ( Enquiries about the post should be addressed to the Head of Department, Professor Gideon Henderson at: or telephone: 01865 282123.

The salary will be on a scale currently from £45,562 p.a.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 16 December 2016. Interviews will be held on Thursday 2 February 2017 in Oxford.

The Department of Earth Sciences is a member of the Athena SWAN Charter and holds a departmental Bronze Athena SWAN award.  Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.

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