The University of Oxford Department of Earth Sciences

Department of Earth Sciences
University of Oxford in association with St Cross College

Associate Professorship or Professorship in Petrology and Crustal Processes

We seek to appoint an Associate Professor in Petrology and Crustal Processes from 1 September 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidate will work at the Department of Earth Sciences and will 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 Petrology, but particularly applied to understanding the processes of subduction, orogeny, rifting, crustal fluid systems, and/or natural resources. The successful applicant will have a doctorate in Earth Sciences or a related subject. They will also have excellent interpersonal skills necessary for undertaking teaching, a track record of obtaining research grants, experience of supervising research students and evidence of ability to lead an internationally excellent research programme and to attract external funding for it. 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 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 Chris Ballentine at

Salary will be on the combined College and University scale from 46,336 p.a.

The closing date for applications is midday on 05 April 2018. Interviews will be held on 09 May 2018 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.

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