The University of Oxford seeks to appoint a world-class experimental astrophysicist to the Philip Wetton Professorship of Astrophysics in the Department of Physics from 1st October 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidate will be offered an Ordinary Studentship (professorial fellowship) at Christ Church.
The Philip Wetton Professorship is a premier appointment, one of eight Statutory Professorships in the Department of Physics. You will join a lively and stimulating astrophysics community at Oxford which is at the forefront of research on all astronomical scales, from extrasolar planets to cosmology, and encompasses theory, observation and instrumentation. You would have access to the considerable resources of the Hintze Centre for Astronomical Surveys if applicable to your research.
You will provide outstanding intellectual leadership and play a prominent role in shaping the Department's research strategy. You will conduct world-leading original research, which may be in any area of observational astrophysics and/or astronomical instrumentation, and attract significant research funding. A commitment to excellence in teaching is essential.
For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Professor Rob Fender (Head of Astrophysics - [email protected]) ), Professor Ian Shipsey (Head of Department of Physics - [email protected]) or Professor Dirk Aarts (Christ Church- [email protected]). For further details about how to apply, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below.
The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 11 October 2021.
Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.