University of Oxford, Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics

1747 12742
Position ID:Oxford-Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics-136301 [#12742, 136301]
Position Title: Associate Professorship of Theoretical Astrophysics
Position Location:Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3PU, United Kingdom [map]
Subject Area: Physics / Theoretical Astrophysics
Appl Deadline:2019/02/04 finished (2018/11/12, finished 2019/08/11, listed until 2019/02/04)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Physics proposes to appoint an Associate Professor or Professor in Theoretical Astrophysics with effect from 1st October 2019 or as soon thereafter as possible. The successful candidate will also be offered a Tutorial Fellowship at St Hugh's College, under arrangements described in the Further Particulars. The combined University and College salary will be according to experience on a scale from £47,263 per annum plus a housing allowance of £9,390 p.a. A further allowance of £2754 p.a. would be payable upon award of Full Professor title. Full Professors also have access to merit-based further pay awards.

The Associate Professor will join a lively community of astrophysicists, plasma physicists and astro-particle theorists who are tackling the most significant issues in our understanding of galaxy formation and evolution, including stellar dynamics, the physics of the interstellar and intergalactic medium, and the nature of dark matter. The appointment is in the general area of astrophysical dynamics (broadly defined), with a preference for candidates interested in the theory of self-gravitating systems and its application to observational data as well as in contributing to the Department's broader effort in the general areas of kinetic theory and non-equilibrium statistical mechanics.

The successful candidate will hold a doctorate in theoretical physics, astrophysics or a related field and will have a record of high-quality creative research in astrophysical dynamics at an international level. They will be an excellent teacher at undergraduate and graduate level, and willing to participate in the administration of St Hugh's College and the Physics Department. They will be expected to to develop a world-leading research programme in theoretical astrophysics, teach a wide range of topics within the field of physics, and contribute to administration within the Department and College.

Further particulars, containing details of the application procedure and of the duties, may be obtained below. Enquiries may be made to Professor Caroline Terquem, Professor John Magorrian - or Professor Alex Schekochihin - Queries about the college side of the appointment should be addressed to Professor Roy Westbrook -

To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the following link: University jobs website

The closing date for applications is 12 noon GMT on Monday 04 February 2019. Please quote departmental reference 136301 on all correspondence. Applicants should ensure that their referees send letters by the same deadline. Provisional interview dates: 30 and 31 May 2019.

Please note that the online application system will be unavailable between 24 and 30 January 2019 due to a system upgrade and applications during this period will not be possible. The system will be operational up to noon, 24 January and again from 31 January.

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

The University is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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