Wednesday 3 February 2010
Vol cxl No 18
The University of Oxford intends to make an appointment to the Professorship of Environmental Science in the School of Geography and the Environment (SoGE) from 1 October 2010, or as soon as possible thereafter. The Professorship carries with it the responsibility for directing the Environmental Change Institute (ECI), which is hosted by the School of Geography and the Environment and has an international reputation for cutting-edge research at the science-policy interface. The successful candidate will direct and enhance the future success of the ECI, building on its existing research programmes, interfacing with activities in SoGE and the wider University, and taking intellectual leadership in the development of the international environmental change agenda. The post-holder will have responsibility for the academic and financial management of the ECI, within the context of the wider management of SoGE (reporting to the Head of School). He or she will have an international reputation for environmental scholarship and research, a record of success in obtaining and managing research funds, and the ability to manage and motivate a substantial research team, communicate with research leaders and policy makers, and develop a longer-term vision for the ECI within SoGE and the wider University.
Please see the further particulars at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/ for more details about the post and for full instructions before making an application. Applications, including a covering letter and full curriculum vitae, and naming three referees, should be received no later than 5 April 2010 by Dr Gwen Booth, Personnel Officer, Senior Appointments, at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have a query about how to apply, please contact Mrs Elaine Eastgate at email@example.com or telephone 01865 280189.
A two-year research and teaching appointment in Indo-Iranian Philology from October 2010 for an outstanding academic at an early stage of her or his career. This post is a joint appointment between the Faculty of Oriental Studies and the Faculty of Linguistics, Philology, and Phonetics. The post-holder will be a Research Fellow of Wolfson College, and it is envisaged that the post-holder will undertake teaching for both Faculties.
The Fellowship is funded jointly by the Jill Hart Trust for Indo-Iranian Philology and by Wolfson College, Oxford. The object of the Jill Hart Trust is to support elementary language teaching and learning, and philological teaching and study of Vedic Sanskrit and of the languages belonging to the Iranian branch of Indo-European at their earliest attested stages; and to support the study of the early linguistic history and prehistory of the Indo-Iranian language family. The post is open to applicants carrying out research in any area of Indo-Iranian Philology coming under these terms. Applicants must have obtained a Doctorate by 1 October 2010, and should not normally have completed it earlier than 1 October 2003. Applications from candidates who have completed a Doctorate earlier than 1 October 2003 will be considered if they have had a career change or break. The salary will normally be in the first three points of University Grade 7, currently £28,839 to £30,594 a year, depending on experience.
Applications and references should reach the office of the Secretary to the Oriental Studies Board, Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, Oxford, OX1 2LE (email firstname.lastname@example.org, fax 01865 78190), no later than Monday, 8 March 2010. For full details of the post, including how to apply, please consult the further particulars on the University website at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/.
The University proposes to appoint a University Lecturer in Tibetan and Himalayan Studies from 1 September 2010 or as soon as possible thereafter. The University Lecturer will be required to carry out research; to give lectures, classes, and tutorials in Tibetan and Himalayan Studies; to coordinate teaching at all levels; and to examine, supervise graduate students, and play a part in the administrative work of the Faculty of Oriental Studies. The person appointed may be offered a Governing Body Fellowship at Wolfson College.
The successful applicant will hold, by the start of the appointment, a Doctorate within Tibetan and Himalayan Studies. He or she will possess a sufficient expertise in literary Tibetan to use primary sources for the study and teaching of the subject, as well as competence in spoken Tibetan. Knowledge of other languages relevant to Tibetan and Himalayan Studies (such as Sanskrit, Chinese, or Mongolian) is desirable. The candidate must demonstrate a commitment to research of the highest calibre and to publishing this research at the level expected by international journals and major presses. He or she must also have excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills. The salary will be in the range of £42,563 to £57,201 a year (Grade 36S, Stage 1 to Stage 11).
The further particulars, including details of how to apply, may be found at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/ or may be obtained from the office of the Secretary to the Oriental Studies Board, Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, Oxford, OX1 2LE (email email@example.com). Applications and references should be sent by email to this address no later than Wednesday, 10 March 2010.
The University of Oxford proposes to appoint a University Lecturer in Contemporary Art History and Theory in association with St Edmund Hall. The appointment will run from 1 October 2010 or as soon as possible thereafter. The post will be held in tandem with the position of Head of the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art for three years in the first instance.
The University Lecturer will be required to carry out advanced study and research; and to give lectures, classes, and tutorials in Contemporary Art History and Theory; to examine, to supervise graduate students, to cooperate in the administrative work of the Ruskin School, to take a leading role in its research programme, and to support it in increasing research income. The person appointed may be offered a Fellowship by Special Election at St Edmund Hall.
The successful applicant will hold a Doctorate, or have equivalent related research experience, in a field related to contemporary art history and theory. He or she will be an art historian or critic with a substantial record of high-quality research and publication, an established international reputation, and a proven ability to help debate, construct, and redefine the realm of artistic practice. He or she must have excellent communication and organizational skills. The salary will be in the range of £42,563 to £57,201 a year (Grade 10a (36S) ULNTF).
As Head of School the successful candidate will be responsible for its overall organization, and for liaison with the collegiate University. He or she will work with the School in appointing a new Ruskin Master, and to support its fundraising and development activity, including its move to new premises being built on the Radcliffe Observatory Quarter.
The further particulars, including details of how to apply, may be found at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/, or may be obtained from the Secretary to the Committee for the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, 74 High Street, Oxford, OX1 4BG (firstname.lastname@example.org). Applications and references should be sent to the Secretary at this address no later than noon on Friday, 5 March 2010. Please quote reference HUM/08044P/E.
The University is an equal opportunities employer.
Merton College proposes to appoint a Junior Dean (traditionally known as the Deputy Principal of the Postmasters) from 19 April 2010. The Deputy Principal of the Postmasters will assist the Principal of the Postmasters and other College officers in the smooth running of the College community, and must be available to deal with disciplinary problems as and when they arise. The post-holder will be required to reside in College, free of charge, and will also receive free meals at high table, and a stipend of £2,884 a year (at current rates). Applicants should already be, or expect to be, engaged in academic study at Oxford University at the postgraduate or postdoctoral level. The appointment will be made for one year in the first instance, but with the possibility of renewal for up to a maximum of three years in total.
Full details of the post, its conditions, and the application process are set out in the further particulars, which can be downloaded from http://www.merton.ox.ac.uk/vacancies/index.shtml or, in case of difficulty, may be obtained from the Academic Administrator, Merton College, Oxford, OX1 4JD (email email@example.com, tel. 01865 276329). The position may be discussed with the Principal of the Postmasters (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Applications, including a full curriculum vitae, an outline of the academic work which the applicant proposes to undertake, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of two referees, should reach the Academic Administrator, Merton College, Oxford, OX1 4 JD no later than 19 February 2010. Applicants should ask their referees to send references direct to the Academic Administrator by the closing date. If the applicant is a registered graduate student, one of the referees must be the applicant’s University supervisor. Interviews are likely to be held in College on the morning of Thursday, 11 March (Week 8).
Merton College is an equal opportunities employer.
St Catherine’s College expects to be able to award up to ten scholarships of between £2,000 and £5,000 a year, tenable for up to three years whilst the recipient is reading for an Oxford University research degree (D.Phil., M.Litt., or M.Sc. by Research) with effect from October 2010. The closing date for applications is Friday, 12 March 2010. For further details please see http://www.stcatz.ox.ac.uk/admissions_pages/scholarships.htm.