Thread: University of Oxford: Associate Professor positions in geophysics

Started: 2016-11-03 13:38:26
Last activity: 2016-11-03 13:38:26
2016-11-03 13:38:26
The Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Oxford ( is seeking applicants for two Associate Professorships (tenure-track).

"We welcome applications from scientists working in all aspects of Geophysics including earth-observation, the cryosphere, planetary geophysics, and crustal processes."

Solid Earth Geoscience:
"We welcome applications from scientists working in all aspects of the solid earth sciences including solid-earth geophysics, igneous processes or petrology, planetary geology, and mineralogy”

In 2016, The Times Higher Education ranked Oxford as the number 1 university worldwide. In 2014, the UK government's Research Excellence Framework rated Oxford Earth Sciences as the top Department in the UK.

In my personal view, this is an outstanding place to work. The Department is a friendly, collegial, open and energetic environment with an internationally diverse faculty. We received a Bronze award from Athena Swan, recognising our commitment to advancing women’s careers. We have a nice building that is only six years old — it still feels new. Teaching requirements are reasonable (far less than in the USA, Germany and France). The undergraduate and graduate students are talented and motivated. There is a seminar series that brings in top scientists from around the world. Technical support is excellent, from the many geochemistry labs to the recently hired Senior Research Fellow in Computational Geoscience. The town of Oxford is beautiful and convenient — most people in the Department commute by bike all year. It is a quick bus ride to London Heathrow airport, with direct flights to most major cities in the world. The UK has a generous policy for parental leave, offering up to six months with full pay, which can be shared between parents.

Both links above contain details about the positions and hiring procedure, but feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Tarje Nissen-Meyer

Email: tarjen<at>

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