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No 6174

Wednesday 13 January 2010

Vol cxl No 15

pp. 457–484

Oxford Notices

Mansfield College


The Fellows of Mansfield College, Oxford intend to elect a Principal to take up office on 1 September 2011 following the retirement of Dr Diana Walford.

Mansfield College is one of the smaller Colleges of the University of Oxford. It combines its own unique and progressive culture with the best of traditional Oxford, offering an informal and supportive environment in which all work together to achieve academic excellence and foster a vibrant community. The College prides itself on its outreach activities, and believes that the highest standards of academic achievement are best reached by providing opportunities to the most talented and highly motivated students from all backgrounds.

The Principal is the Head of College, who works in partnership with the members of the Governing Body to set and maintain the intellectual agenda for the College and ensure that its distinctive ethos and aspirations flourish. Candidates will have a distinguished record of achievement in an academic or other professional field and a track-record of combining strategic thinking and attention to detail. They will have excellent communication skills, and be able to engage warmly with a wide range of people. Experience of organizational leadership and the ability to conduct business effectively are expected along with a sound grasp of financial issues and an enthusiasm for playing an energetic and imaginative part in the College’s fundraising activities.

Anyone who wishes to apply, discuss a potential application, or suggest names of suitable candidates is invited to write to Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Chair of the Search Committee, Mansfield College, Oxford, OX1 3TF (email Further information about the College and the post is available at The Search Committee will be reviewing applications from 1 March 2010.

St John’s College


St John’s College, Oxford is seeking to appoint an Estates Manager to direct its programmes of internal and external building works and maintenance. The person appointed will provide day-to-day management of the College’s building and maintenance staff.

This position is critically important for the running of the College. The person appointed will report directly to the Principal Bursar and represent the College in many of its dealings with external contractors. The post offers an attractive salary and benefits.

For further detailed information, please contact Mags Robertson (PA to Principal Bursar, tel. 01865 277321, email or view the further particulars on the College website (

The closing date for applications is Friday, 12 February 2010.

University of Oxford in association with Magdalen College


The University of Oxford intends to make an appointment to the Professorship of Psychology in the Department of Experimental Psychology, Medical Sciences Division, from 1 October 2010, or as soon as possible thereafter. The Professorship is associated with a Fellowship at Magdalen College.

The Professor will be expected to play a major role in the research activity of the Department, to undertake original work, and to be responsible for the general supervision of research and advanced work in the Department. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate an outstanding record of research achievement, the ability to obtain substantial external grant support, and have the vision and personal qualities to provide research leadership within, and beyond, the Department.

Please see the further particulars at 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 22 March 2010, by Dr Gwen Booth, Personnel Officer, Senior Appointments, at If you have a query about how to apply, please contact Mrs Elaine Eastgate at or telephone 01865 280189.

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