Department of Earth Sciences

Professor of Geology

Department of Earth Sciences in association with University College

The University seeks to appoint a world-class Earth Scientist with a keen interest in establishing new research programmes in the field of geology. The Chair of Geology is one of three University statutory professorships held in the Department. Candidates for this prestigious post should have an outstanding record in innovative research and visible international leadership in the Earth Sciences.

Areas of expertise could cover the sub fields of: tectonic systems; petrology, structural geology and/or economic geology; volcanology; sedimentology and basin systems; climate geology; planetary geology; and evolution of the biosphere. The successful candidate will undertake research and teaching in earth sciences, including lectures and practicals, field courses, and supervision of projects and doctoral students. They will also be expected to undertake examining and relevant administrative roles.

Start date: 1 September 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Deadline for applications is 12.00 noon on 11 February 2019.

Please note the application system will be down from 22 - 31 January 2019, when you will be unable to submit any application.

The post is offered at the same time as the Professorship of Geophysics at St Cross College. Candidates who wish to be considered for both posts must submit separate applications.

Enquiries about the application procedure should be addressed to the Department HR Manager, Emma Smith (

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

posted: 12 December 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.