Associate Professor of Theoretical Particle Physics

Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics, University of Oxford

Oxford, South East England, United Kingdom

Salary: From £47,263 p.a.

The Department of Physics proposes to appoint an Associate Professor or Professor in Theoretical Particle Physics with effect from 1 October 2019 or as soon thereafter as possible. The successful candidate will also be offered a Tutorial Fellowship at Somerville College, under arrangements described in the job description. The combined University and College salary will be according to experience on a scale from £47,263 p.a. plus a housing allowance of £8,932 p.a. An allowance of £2,754 p.a. would be payable upon award of Full Professor title. Full Professors also have access to further merit-based pay awards.

The Associate Professor will join a vigorous community of particle physicists addressing the most significant issues in our understanding of the fundamental laws of nature in and beyond the standard model. These challenges include the nature of dark matter, the cosmological constant problem and `dark energy’, the origin of the generations, and the stability of mass hierarchies. The purpose of this appointment is to recruit a particle phenomenologist who can develop the implications of models to enable optimal comparison with experimental data. The postholder will be expected to work closely with other particle theorists and experimentalists in the department who are involved in many of the leading experimental collaborations.

The successful candidate will hold a doctorate in theoretical particle physics, or a related subject, and will have a proven record of high quality creative research in Beyond-Standard-Model particle/astroparticle phenomenology at an international level. They will be an excellent teacher at undergraduate and graduate level, and participate in the administration of Somerville College and the Physics Department. They will be expected to develop a world-leading research programme addressing the fundamental challenges in our understanding of the laws of nature, teach at undergraduate and graduate level, and participate in administration.

The job description, containing details of the application procedure and of the duties, may be obtained below. Enquiries may be made to Professor Subir Sarkar ( or Professor Ian Shipsey ( Enquiries about the college side of the appointment should be addressed to:

Applicants should ensure that their referees submit letters by the same deadline to:

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 4 January 2019. Please quote departmental reference 136302 on all correspondence.

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

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: University of Oxford-itox_ac-136302