Wykeham Professor of Physics University of Oxford, Department of Physics United Kingdom

Wykeham Professor of Physics

Department of Physics in association with New College


The University seeks to appoint a world-class theorist, in any area of theoretical physics, to the Wykeham Professorship in the Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics, in the Department of Physics, with effect from 1 October 2019 or as soon thereafter as possible. The successful candidate will also be offered a Professorial Fellowship at New College, under arrangements described in the Further Particulars.


The Wykeham Professorship is a premier appointment, one of eight Statutory Chairs in the Department of Physics. You will join a lively and stimulating research community that performs at the highest international levels in research and publications and will have access to the excellent research facilities which Oxford offers including an exceptional new building. You will provide outstanding intellectual leadership and play a prominent role in shaping the future research strategy of the centre. You will conduct world-leading original research and attract significant research funding. A commitment to excellence in teaching is essential.


If you would like to discuss this post, please contact Professor John Chalker (Head of the Rudolf Peierls Centre; john.chalker@physics.ox.ac.uk); Professor Ian Shipsey (Head of Department: ian.shipsey@physics.ox.ac.uk); or Professor Steven Balbus (Savilian Professor of Astronomy: steven.balbus@physics.ox.ac.uk). All enquiries will be treated in strict confidence and will not form part of the selection decision.


Applications for this post are to be made online. To apply for this role and for further details about how to apply, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below. https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_details_form.jobspec?p_id=134342


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 18 March 2019.


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

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