Applications are invited for the post of Associate Professor of Physical Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry. The successful candidate will also be appointed to a Tutorial Fellowship at Corpus Christi College. 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.

We wish to appoint a candidate whose research interests are centred in experiment-based Physical Chemistry, and who has a very strong track record, or shows outstanding promise, in independent research.  The research area will be broadly interpreted but should align with one or more of the eight Research Themes of the Department (see, which include Kinetics, Dynamics and Mechanism, Innovative Measurements and Photon Science, Advanced Functional Materials and Interfaces, and Energy and Sustainable Chemistry. The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate a compelling research vision and the ability to attract research funding from appropriate sources. They should also provide evidence of the ability to lead a group of researchers at different career stages. They should be able to demonstrate excellence (or the potential for excellence) in teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels in both the Department and Corpus Christi College, as well as participating in the administration of the subject and in the wider life of the College.

The post will be based in the Department of Chemistry, Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TA and Corpus Christi College, Merton St, Oxford, OX1 4JF. The combined University and College salary will be according to experience on a scale from £50,300- £67,541 p.a. Benefits of the Tutorial Fellowship at Corpus Christi College include a College housing allowance of £16,800 p.a. An allowance of £2,931 p.a. would be payable upon award of Full Professor title.

The University of Oxford is committed to fostering an inclusive culture that promotes equality, values diversity, and maintains a working, learning and social environment in which the rights and dignity of all its staff and students are respected. We recognise that the broad range of experiences that a diverse staff and student body brings strengthens our research and enhances our teaching, and that in order for Oxford to remain a world-leading institution we must continue to provide a diverse, inclusive, fair and open environment that allows everyone to grow and flourish. As such, we particularly welcome applications from female and black and minority ethnic candidates, and also from early career researchers.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Wednesday 1 March 2023 can be considered. The interviews are will take place in late-April 2023 and candidates must be available to travel to Oxford for this period. Anticipated start date is 1 October 2023.

Enquiries about the post should be addressed to Ms Laura-Jean Holdcroft, PA to Professor Grant Ritchie, at, Tel: +44 (0)1865 275402.

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