Associate Professor (or Professor) of inorganic chemistry

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Institute: University of Oxford
Closing date: Midday 6 February 2023

Applications are invited for the post of Associate Professor of Inorganic Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry. The successful candidate will also be appointed to a Tutorial Fellowship at Lady Margaret Hall, under arrangements described in the Job Description and Selection Criteria. The appointment will be initially for 5 years at which point, upon completion of a successful review, the postholder will be eligible for reappointment to the retiring age.

We are seeking to appoint a candidate in the field of computational inorganic chemistry. We would particularly welcome applications from candidates whose research complements that of current members of Faculty, and aligns with the ‘Theory and Modelling in Chemical Sciences’ Research Theme of the Department. Complementary interests with any of the other seven research themes identified by the Department of Chemistry: (1) Catalysis; (2) Advanced Functional Materials and Interfaces; (3) Kinetics, Dynamics and Mechanism; (4) Chemistry at the Interface with Biology and Medicine; (5) Innovative Measurement and Photon Science; (6) Synthesis; (7) Energy and Sustainable Chemistry would also be welcomed.

Candidates should hold a doctorate in a field relevant to inorganic Chemistry, and have a very strong track record, or show outstanding promise, in independent research. They should be able to demonstrate their ability to attract research funding from appropriate sources. If already in an academic position, they should provide evidence of the ability to lead a group of researchers at different career stages. They should be able to demonstrate excellence (or the potential for excellence) in teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels, and participate in the administration of the subject and in the wider life and governance of the College.

The post will be based in the Department of Chemistry, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QR and Lady Margaret Hall, Norham Gardens, Oxford OX2 6QA. The combined University and College salary will be according to experience on a scale from £50,300 – £67,541 p.a. Benefits of the Fellowship at Lady Margaret Hall include a college accommodation allowance of £10,055. An allowance of £2,931 p.a. would be payable upon award of Full Professor title.

Our staff and students come from all over the world and we proudly promote a friendly and inclusive culture. The Department has held an Athena SWAN Silver Award since September 2015 in recognition of its commitment to addressing gender inequalities, to tackling the unequal representation of women in science, and to improving career progression for female academics. We have a number of family-friendly policies, such as the right to apply for flexible working, and support for staff returning from periods of extended absence. We are committed to ensuring an inclusive interview process and will reimburse up to £250 towards any additional care costs (for a dependent child or adult) incurred as a result of attending an interview for this position.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford. All applicants will be judged on merit, according to the selection criteria.

Only applications received before 12.00 noon on 6th February 2023 can be considered. The interviews are likely to take place in mid-late March 2023 in Oxford. The anticipated start date is 1 September 2023.

If you would like to discuss this post and find out more about joining the academic community at Oxford, please contact Mrs Katherine Hayes, PA to Professor John McGrady, email: katherine.hayes@chem.ox.ac.uk , Tel: +44 (0)1865 272646. All enquiries will be treated in strict confidence and will not form part of the selection decision.

Contact Person :Mrs Katherine HayesVacancy ID :162166
Contact Phone :+44 (0)1865 272646Closing Date & Time :06-Feb-2023 12:00
Pay Scale :ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR (TF-UNIVERSITY)Contact Email :katherine.hayes@chem.ox.ac.uk
Salary (£) :Combined University and College salary on a scale from £50,300 – £67,541 p.a. Benefits of the Tutorial Fellowship at Lady Margaret Hall include a housing allowance of £10, 055 p.a. An allowance of £2,931 p.a. is payable upon award of full Professor title.