Department of Earth Sciences
University of Oxford
in association with Worcester College

Associate Professorship or Professorship of
Solid Earth Geoscience

We seek to appoint an Associate Professor of Solid Earth Geoscience from 1 September 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidate will work at the Department of Earth Sciences and will hold a Tutorial Fellowship at Worcester 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 the solid earth sciences including solid-earth geophysics, igneous processes or petrology, planetary geology, and mineralogy. The successful applicant will have a doctorate in earth sciences or a related subject. They will have evidence of substantial research accomplishment and potential in a field of solid-earth geoscience, 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 appointee will be a Fellow of Worcester College and will have responsibility for the teaching and organisation of earth sciences within the College. This post is advertised at the same time as a second Associate Professorship of Geophysics at St. Cross College.

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: +44 (0) 1865 282123.

Salary will be on the combined College and University scale from 45,562 pa, plus additional benefits, including free accommodation in college or a housing allowance of 8,342 p.a.

The closing date for applications is midday on 16 December 2016. Interviews will be held on Monday 6 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. The University of Oxford is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

posted: 03 November 2016     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.