Department Lecturer in Physical and Theoretical Chemistry in association with St Peter’s and other colleges

Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, University of Oxford

Oxford, South East England, United Kingdom

Salary: Grade 8: £40,792 - £48,677 with a discretionary range to £53,174 p.a.

Applications are invited for the post of Departmental Lecturer in Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, in formal association with St Peter’s, Lady Margaret Hall and Somerville Colleges, under the direction of the Head of Physical Chemistry and the Associate Head of Department (Teaching). In addition to providing teaching support to the Department, including lectures, tutorial, laboratory and class teaching, and examinations, the successful applicant will also be expected to teach Physical and Theoretical Chemistry tutorials to students from St Peter’s, Lady Margaret Hall and Somerville Colleges where the senior Fellows in Chemistry are Professors Mark Moloney, Jose Goicoechea and Mike Hayward, respectively.


The successful applicant will have a PhD/DPhil in physical or theoretical chemistry, or a closely-related subject, and have relevant undergraduate teaching experience. In addition to excellent communication, organisational and time management skills, they will demonstrate depth and breadth of knowledge in physical and theoretical chemistry along with an interest in and capability for teaching this material to undergraduate level students.


The role will involve significant teaching of physical chemistry at undergraduate level, and contributing to the setting and marking of undergraduate exams. The postholder will be a member of the Chemistry Teaching Committee and the academic staff in Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, and will have shared pastoral responsibility for chemistry undergraduate students at the participating Colleges. Representation of Chemistry at College and University open days is expected.


This is a full-time, fixed-term post available for up to 3 years starting on 1 September 2019.


The post will be based in the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QZ.


Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. Applicants will need to upload a supporting statement and CV along with details of two referees.


Informal enquiries should be addressed to Professor Mark Moloney using the contact details below. Please quote reference 135414 in all correspondence.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on Monday 11 March 2019. Interviews are likely to be held during late March or early April 2019.


The Department of Chemistry is an Athena SWAN Silver award holder. Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and ethnic minority candidates, who are under-represented in Chemistry posts in Oxford.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: University of Oxford-itox_ac-135414

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