Stipendiary Lecturership in Physics

University of Oxford - St Catherine’s College

St Catherine’s College proposes to appoint EITHER a six-hour Stipendiary Lecturer OR two three-hour Stipendiary Lecturers in Physics, with effect from 1 October 2017. The lectureship will be for one year whilst Professor Richard Berry is on sabbatical leave.

The lecturer will be expected to teach six or three weighted hours a week averaged over the three terms (twenty-four weeks) of the academic teaching year (the college operates a weighting system whereby hours spent teaching groups larger than one person count for more than one hour). College teaching is in small groups (usually two or three students). The post holder(s) will be responsible for teaching various first- and second-year courses, and possibly also third-year courses. In particular, an ability to teach first-year Mechanics, Circuits and Optics, and second-year Optics, would be desirable. In addition, as a member of the team of Physics tutors, the post holder(s) will be expected to play a full role in the running of Physics in the college, including arranging tuition in Physics, participating in the admissions process, setting and marking college examinations, and taking a role in the pastoral care of undergraduates. Informal enquiries about the tutorial teaching requirements may be made to Professor Richard Berry (email: and Professor Andrew Bunker (email:

The annual stipend for three terms is currently £13,026 for a six-hour Stipendiary Lecturer and £6,513 for a three-hour Stipendiary Lecturer, and is pensionable. The post holder(s) will be members of the Senior Common Room. A six-hour Stipendiary Lecturer is entitled, free of charge, to three lunches and two dinners per week during term-time and during the admissions exercise in December, and one lunch and one dinner per week outside term-time. A three-hour Stipendiary Lecturer is entitled, free of charge, to one lunch and two dinners per week during term-time and during the admissions exercise in December. Teaching/seminar rooms are available for booking within college.

Further particulars and details of how to apply are available on the college’s website at They can also be obtained from the Personnel Advisor, St Catherine’s College, Manor Road, Oxford OX1 3UJ (email:

This is a college vacancy and the terms and conditions of this post are available at The University Terms and Conditions shown elsewhere on this site do not apply to this post.

Applications should be sent, in a single file, by email to the Personnel Advisor (email: to arrive not later than 12.00 noon on Tuesday 22 August 2017. Applications must include: a completed Application Cover Form (available to download as part of the further particulars); a letter of application including a statement of prior teaching experience; a full curriculum vitae; and the names of two academic referees. A recruitment monitoring form should also be submitted (see further particulars for details). Candidates should supply each of their referees with a copy of the further particulars and ask them to write directly to the Personnel Advisor, by email if possible, by the same closing date.

Interviews will be held at St Catherine’s on Wednesday 6 September.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Tuesday 22 August 2017.

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