University of Oxford, Theoretical Physics

Position ID:Oxford-Theoretical Physics-APTF [#25655, 167005]
Position Title: Associate Professor of Theoretical Biophysics
Position Location:Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1, United Kingdom [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Theoretical Physics / theoretical
Appl Deadline:2023/11/01 11:59PMhelp popup* (posted 2023/09/12, listed until 2023/11/01)
Position Description:    

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Applications are invited for the post of Associate Professor (or Professor) in Theoretical Biophysics in the Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics, Department of Physics, University of Oxford. The successful candidate will also be appointed to a Tutorial Fellowship at St Hilda’s College under arrangements described in the Job Description and Person Specification. The appointment will be initially for five years at which point, upon completion of a successful review, the post-holder will be eligible for reappointment to the retiring age. The Associate Professor will develop a world-leading research programme in theoretical biophysics, (widely interpreted to include overlapping areas such as statistical physics, soft matter and the physics of life), teach at undergraduate and graduate level, and participate in administration. On behalf of the College they will have responsibility for teaching undergraduates reading for degrees in physics, and acting as a pastoral advisor to graduate students. They will play a role in the running of the College as a charity trustee and a member of its Governing Body. The successful candidate will hold a doctorate in theoretical physics or a related subject, and will have a proven record of high quality, creative research at an international level. They will be an excellent teacher of undergraduates and graduates and have the interpersonal skills necessary to engage with students and colleagues at all levels. 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. Further particulars, containing details of the application procedure and of the duties, may be obtained below. Only applications received before 12 noon (UK time) on 1st November 2023 can be considered. Applicants should ensure that their referees send letters by the same deadline. Please quote departmental reference 167005 on all correspondence. Applicants will be invited to visit the deprartment in Hilary term weeks 1-6 and Interviews are likely to take place in Hilary term 6-8 weeks. Candidates must be available to travel to Oxford in this period. referees should send their references to Enquiries may be made to Professor Julia Yeomans FRS at or Professor Ard Louis at Queries about the college side of the appointment should be addressed to the Senior Tutor at St Hilda’s College, Dr Sarah Norman at

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