[CIG-ALL] Two Associate Professor positions at the University of Oxford

Richard Katz richard.katz at earth.ox.ac.uk
Thu Nov 3 04:14:46 PDT 2016

Dear all,

The Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Oxford (https://www.earth.ox.ac.uk) is seeking applicants for two Associate Professorships (tenure-track).

Geophysics:  http://tinyurl.com/jetgzm5
"We welcome applications from scientists working in all aspects of Geophysics including earth-observation, the cryosphere, planetary geophysics, and crustal processes."

Solid Earth Geoscience: http://tinyurl.com/hp3kk42
"We welcome applications from scientists working in all aspects of the solid earth sciences including solid-earth geophysics, igneous processes or petrology, planetary geology, and mineralogy”

In 2016, The Times Higher Education ranked Oxford as the top in the world*.  In 2014, the UK government's Research Excellence Framework rated Oxford Earth Sciences as the top Department in the UK.

My personal view, having been a member of the Department for eight years, is that this is an outstanding place to work.  The Department is a friendly, collegial, open and energetic environment with an internationally diverse faculty. We received a Bronze award from Athena Swan*, recognising our commitment to advancing women’s careers. We have a fantastic building that is only six years old — it still feels new.  Teaching requirements are reasonable (less than in the USA and France). The undergraduate students are talented and motivated.  There is a seminar series that brings in top scientists from around the world. Technical support is excellent, from the many geochemistry labs to the recently hired Senior Research Fellow in Computational Geoscience. The town of Oxford is beautiful and convenient — most people in the Department commute by bike all year.  It is a quick bus ride to London Heathrow airport, with direct flights to most major cities in the world.  The UK has a generous policy for parental leave, offering up to six months with full pay, which can be shared between parents.

The links above provide detailed information about the jobs, but feel free to contact me if you have further questions.


* corrected from the version of this email that I sent to the MYRES list.

Richard Foa Katz
Professor of Geodynamics
Dept Earth Sciences, Univ Oxford

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