University of Oxford

Associate Professor (or Professor) of Space Instrumentation

University of Oxford

London, United Kingdom


Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division

Department of Physics in association with St Edmund Hall

Associate Professor (or Professor) of Space Instrumentation

The Department of Physics proposes to appoint an Associate Professor (or Professor) of Space Instrumentation to commence in post by 31 July 2020 or before. The successful candidate will also be offered a Tutorial Fellowship at St Edmund Hall, under arrangements described in the further particulars. The combined University and College salary will be in the range £48,144 to £64,605 per annum plus a housing allowance of £9,000 p.a. or access to college accommodation, or a housing loan scheme. An allowance of £2,804 p.a. would be payable upon award of Full Professor title. Full Professors also have access to further merit-based pay awards.

The post-holder will join a vibrant community of scientists in Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics (AOPP), which is one of the six sub-departments that together make up the Department of Physics. AOPP members conduct fundamental research into atmospheres, oceans and surfaces and their interactions, on Earth, (exo)planets, moons and asteroids. The issues addressed are among the most significant and pressing, ranging from the search for planetary conditions suitable to support life to the physics underpinning our understanding of climate change.

The successful candidate will hold a doctorate in physics or a related subject, and will have a proven record of internationally leading research and development in space instrumentation with applications in planetary or earth observations. They will be an excellent teacher at undergraduate and graduate level and have the interpersonal skills necessary to engage with students and colleagues at all levels. They will be expected to develop a world-leading research programme in space instrumentation, with applications in planetary and earth observations, teach at undergraduate and graduate level, and participate in administration at St Edmund Hall and in the Physics Department.

Further particulars, containing details of the application procedure and of the duties, may be obtained below. Enquiries may be made to Prof. Philip Stier at or Prof. Neil Bowles at Enquiries about the college side of the appointment should be addressed to

The closing date for applications is 12 noon GMT on 18 December 2019. Please quote departmental reference 143636 on all correspondence. Applicants should ensure that their referees send letters by the same deadline.

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

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