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Hooke Professor of Experimental Physics

University of Oxford - Department of Physics in association with St Hugh's College

Location: Oxford
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 21st January 2019
Closes: 11th March 2019
Job Ref: 134931

The University seeks to appoint a world leading experimentalist in an area of quantum physics that will build on, or be complementary to, the research portfolio in the sub-department of Atomic and Laser Physics, in the Department of Physics, with effect from 1 October 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidate will also be offered a Professorial Fellowship at St Hugh’s College, under arrangements described in the Further Particulars.

The Hooke Professorship of Experimental Physics is a premier appointment, one of eight Statutory Chairs in the Department of Physics. You will join a lively and stimulating research community that performs at the highest international levels in research and publications and will have access to the excellent research facilities which Oxford offers including new state-of-the-art laboratories. You will provide outstanding intellectual leadership and play a prominent role in shaping the future research strategy of the department. You will conduct world-leading original research and attract significant research funding. A commitment to excellence in teaching is essential.

The department aims to forge strong links with industry and you will play a significant role in promoting the societal and commercial application of research where appropriate.

If you would like to discuss this post, please contact Professor Dieter Jaksch (Head of ALP; Professor Ian Shipsey (Head of Department; or John Chalker (Head of Theoretical Physics, representing St Hugh’s College; All enquiries will be treated in strict confidence and will not form part of the selection decision.

Applications for this post are to be made online. To apply for this role and for further details about how to apply, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 11 March 2019.

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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