University of Oxford

Associate Professorship of Organic Chemistry

University of Oxford

Oxford, United Kingdom

Associate Professorship of Organic Chemistry
Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford in association with Worcester College
Grade 30S: £48,114 – £64,605 p.a.

Applications are invited for the post of Associate Professor (or Professor) of Organic Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry. The successful candidate will also be appointed to a Tutorial Fellowship at Worcester College under arrangements described in the Job Description and Person Specification. 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 wish to appoint a candidate whose research interests involve work applying organic chemistry to advanced materials/polymer science, such as for organic semiconductor devices, microporous or bioinspired materials.

The successful candidate will hold a doctorate in a field relevant to research at the interface of organic chemistry and materials science, and have a proven track record of high-quality research and publication at an internationally excellent standard, along with evidence of imaginative research plans and the potential to lead and manage new research initiatives. The post-holder will be required to engage in original research at the interface of organic chemistry and advanced materials/polymer science; to collaborate with existing staff; to secure research funding, and to carry out teaching, administration, and demonstrating at undergraduate and graduate level. The successful candidate will also teach undergraduates at Worcester College, as well as participating in the administration of the subject and in the wider life of the College.

Benefits of the Tutorial Fellowship at Worcester College include Governing Body membership, a housing allowance of £9,594 per annum (or access to rent-free accommodation in the initial period), a research allowance of £1,752 p.a., a study room in college, and full college dining rights.

An allowance of £2,804 p.a. would be payable upon award of Full Professor title.

The post will be based in the Department of Chemistry, Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TA and Worcester College, 1 Walton Street, Oxford, OX1 2HB.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Monday 6 January 2020 can be considered. The interviews are likely to take place during the week commencing Monday 10 February 2020 and candidates must be available to travel to Oxford for this period. Anticipated start date is before the end of July 2020.

Enquiries about the post should be addressed to Mrs Jenny Houlsby, PA to Professor Christopher Schofield; email: or telephone: +44 (0)1865 285006.

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

The Department was awarded an Athena SWAN Silver Award in September 2015 in recognition of its commitment to addressing gender inequalities, to tackling the unequal representation of women in science, and to improving career progression for female academics.

Closing date: 6 January 2019

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