Associate Professor of Exoplanetary Science

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Archive Date: 
Saturday, December 7, 2019
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
University of Oxford
Department Name: 
Physics (Astrophysics)
Street Line 1: 
Denys Wilkinson Building
Street Line 2: 
Keble Road
City: 
Oxford
State/Province: 
Oxfordshire
Zip/Postal: 
OX1 3RH
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The Department of Physics proposes to appoint an Associate Professor or Professor in Exoplanetary Science, the post is available from 1 January 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidate will also be offered a Tutorial Fellowship at Brasenose College, under arrangements described in the job description. The combined University and College salary will be according to experience on a scale from £48,114 p.a. plus a housing allowance of £10,630 p.a. 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 Associate Professor will join a vigorous community of astrophysicists and planetary scientists committed to exploring the diversity of exoplanets and addressing fundamental questions regarding their formation, evolution, and habitability. The purpose of this post is to strengthen Oxford’s position as one of the UK’s leading exoplanet research centres by appointing a world-class observer with experience in exoplanet spectroscopy, who will exploit the next generation of ground- and or space-based instruments. The postholder will work closely with existing members of the department on related topics including: ground- and space-based instrumentation, exoplanet detection, planetary system dynamics and atmospheric modelling.

The successful candidate will hold a doctorate in astrophysics, planetary science, or a related subject, and will have a proven record of high-quality creative research in observations of exoplanets. They will be expected to lead a world-class research programme addressing key questions regarding the formation, evolution and habitability of exoplanets, to teach at undergraduate and graduate level, and to participate in the administration of Brasenose College and the Physics Department.

The job description, containing details of the application procedure and of the duties, may be obtained below. Enquiries may be made to Professor Suzanne Aigrain (suzanne.aigrain@physics.ox.ac.uk), Professor Rob Fender (rob.fender@physics.ox.ac.uk) or Professor Raymond Pierrehumbert (raymond.pierrehumbert@physics.ox.ac.uk). Enquiries about the college side of the appointment should be addressed to: jonathan.jones@physics.ox.ac.uk. Applicants must be available to take up the post by 31 July 2020.

Please quote departmental reference 143634 on all correspondence. Applicants should ensure that their referees send letters by the same deadline to Leanne.odonnell@physics.ox.ac.uk

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 6 December 2019.

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

Application Deadline: 
Friday, December 6, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, February 17, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
HR Team
Department Name: 
Physics
Street Line 1: 
Clarendon Laboratory
Street Line 2: 
Parks Road
City: 
Oxford
State/Province: 
Oxfordshire
Zip/Postal Code: 
OX1 3PU
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Email: 
personnel@phsyics.ox.ac.uk
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
143634
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Professor Suzanne Aigrain
Subject: 
Associate Professor of Exoplanetary Science
Email: 
suzanne.aigrain@physics.ox.ac.uk