Department of Earth Sciences

Associate Professorship of Petrology
and Crustal Processes

Department of Earth Sciences, South Parks Road, Oxford
From: £47,263 p.a. plus additional benefits.
An allowance of £2,754 p.a. would be payable upon award of Full Professor title.

We seek to appoint an Associate Professor of Petrology and Crustal Processes from 1 September 2019 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 5 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 (

Salary will be on the combined College and University scale from £47,263 p.a.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on Friday 15 February 2019. Interviews will be held in late March/early April 2019 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.

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