Supernumerary Teaching Fellowship in Physical Geography

University of Oxford - St. John's College

St John’s College invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for a five-year fixed-term Supernumerary Teaching Fellowship in Physical Geography (without membership of Governing Body), with effect from 1 October 2018. This is a fixed-term career development post intended for candidates who are at an early stage of their academic career.

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

The person appointed will teach undergraduates in small groups for up to a maximum of eight hours each week averaged over the three eight-week terms and play a full part in the organisation of teaching of St John’s undergraduates reading for the BA in Geography. The successful applicant will be expected to be able to teach the broad range of physical geography topics in the Oxford syllabus, to share administrative and pastoral duties, and to participate in the undergraduate admissions process, college Open Days and school visits. No duties are required for the University, and the approval of the college must be sought before any are undertaken. The fifth and final year of the appointment is a sabbatical year to permit the fellow to further their research.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate an ability to teach effectively, to contribute to the organisation of the degree and some college administration and that they have the interpersonal skills necessary for the pastoral care of students.

The person appointed will have or will have obtained by 1 October 2018 a doctoral degree in Geography and will be expected to engage in original research. The annual salary will be on the University’s Grade 6 for Academic Staff (currently £28,098 - £36,613). The fellow will have rights to lunches and dinners without charge during those weeks of the year when the kitchen is open, the use of an office, and certain college benefits and allowances including teaching and research expenses (currently up to a maximum of £3,000 p.a.) and a housing allowance (currently £10,000 p.a.)

The closing date for receipt of applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 27 April 2018. Further particulars for the post, including information about the application procedure, can be found on the college’s website at www.sjc.ox.ac.uk.

St John’s College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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