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

Associate Professorship or Professorship of Mineralogy/Petrology

We seek to appoint an Associate Professor of Mineralogy/Petrology 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 Tutorial Fellowship at University 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 earth sciences including petrology and mineralogy. The successful applicant will have a doctorate in Earth Sciences or a closely related subject. They will have evidence of substantial research accomplishment and potential in a field of rock and mineral physics, 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 University College and will have responsibility for the teaching and organisation of earth sciences within the 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 or telephone: +44 (0) 1865 272938.

Combined University and College salary from £47,263 p.a. plus additional College pensionable benefits, including a housing allowance (currently £11,246 p.a., provided the Fellow does not occupy residential accommodation wholly provided by the College) and a one-off settling-in allowance of £8,435. The College also offers a joint equity scheme to assist with house purchase (as an alternative to the housing allowance) and access to private health insurance. An allowance of £2,754 p.a. would be payable upon award of Full Professor title.

The closing date for applications is midday on 22 March 2019. Interviews will be held in late April/early May 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: 19 February 2019     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.