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The University of Oxford and the Department of Chemistry are Athena SWAN bronze award holders.

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

Find out more about the Department of Chemistry's plans to obtain Athena SWAN recognition.

Athena SWAN

Department of Chemistry
Section: Theoretical Organic Chemistry
Associate Professorship (or Professorship) of Theoretical Organic Chemistry  (Professor Chris Schofield)
Grade 30S: Combined University and College salary from 46,336 to 62,219 p.a. plus benefits

Applications are invited for the post of Associate Professor (or Professor) of Theoretical Organic Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry (Central Oxford). The successful candidate will also be appointed to a Tutorial Fellowship at Hertford 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 postholder will be eligible for reappointment to the retiring age. We wish to appoint a candidate whose research interests involve applying advanced modelling and computational methods to understanding organic reactions (mechanism and stereocontrol) and/or use of computational methods in planning synthesis.

The successful candidate will hold a doctorate in organic chemistry or a related field, and have a proven track record of high-quality research and publication at an internationally excellent standard, along with evidence of imaginative research plans and the potential to lead and manage new research initiatives.

The postholder will be required to engage in original research within the field of applying computational methods in planning synthetic chemistry routes; to collaborate with existing staff; to secure research funding, and to carry out teaching, administration, and demonstrating at undergraduate and graduate level.

The successful candidate will also teach undergraduates at Hertford College, as well as participating in the administration of the subject and in the wider life of the college. Additional benefits, include college housing allowance (currently 9,437 p.a.) or, alternatively, free college accommodation (subject to availability). The college also offers access to a shared equity scheme to assist with house purchase; other allowances include an entertainment allowance of 273 p.a.; free meals entitlement when the kitchens are open; computer allowance up to 593 p.a. and research expenses up to 1,558 p.a. An allowance of 2,700 p.a. would be payable upon award of Full Professor title.

The post will be based in the Department of Chemistry, Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TA and Hertford College, Catte Street, Oxford, OX1 3BW.

To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the link: Associate Professor - 132843

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 31 March 2018 can be considered. Enquiries about the post should be addressed to Mrs Jenny Houlsby, PA to Professor Christopher Schofield (email: or telephone: +44 (0) 1865 285006).

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford. The University of Oxford is committed to equality and valuing diversity. The department was awarded an Athena SWAN Silver Award in 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.

Further Details are available for download here: or by e-mail to quoting reference 132843.
Application deadline for this post is 31 March 2018
The University of Oxford is an Equal Opportunity employer (13/12/2018)

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