Applications are invited for the post of Associate Professor (or Professor) in the Theory and Observation of Optical Transients in the Astrophysics sub-department of The University of 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 post-holder will be eligible for reappointment to the retiring age.
The Associate Professor will develop a world leading research programme in the theory and/or observation of transient astrophysical phenomena, with a priority being to exploit Oxford’s involvement in optical transient surveys. They will furthermore 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 physics or a related subject, and will have a proven record of research in astrophysics. 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.