Friday, March 4, 2016

Associate Professorship of Palaeobiology: Oxford, UK

The University of Oxford seeks to appoint an Associate Professor in Palaeobiology from 1 September 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidate will work at the Department of Earth Sciences and will hold a Tutorial Fellowship at St Hugh’s College. The appointment will be initially for 5 years at which point, upon completion of a successful review, the postholder will be eligible for reappointment to the retiring age.
We welcome applications from scientists working in the broad area of palaeobiology whose research expertise complements existing strengths in the department and within departments and museums elsewhere in the University of Oxford. The successful candidate will be carrying out research within the broad range of disciplines related to palaeobiology and the fossil record, including research using modern biological approaches to study of the past. The successful candidate will have a doctorate in the field of palaeobiology, palaeontology, or a related subject, and evidence of substantial research accomplishment and potential in the field of palaeobiology or related areas. The main duties of the post are to carry out research at an international level, to secure research funding, to teach, supervise and examine undergraduate and postgraduate students, and to participate in and contribute to the administration of the department. The appointee will be a Fellow of St Hugh’s College and will have responsibility for the teaching of earth sciences within the college, including relevant administrative work and undergraduate admissions.
For further information,  can be found hereApplications should be addressed to the Department HR Manager, Emma Smith ( Enquiries about the post should be addressed to the Head of Department, Professor Gideon Henderson (email: or tel: 01865 282123).
The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on Monday 4 April 2016. Interviews will be held on 26 April 2016 in Oxford.

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