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Overview of the post, Applications are invited for the post of Associate Professor or Professor of Cosmology to be. held in the Department of Physics with effect from 1 September 2018 or as soon as possible. thereafter The successful candidate will also be appointed to a Tutorial Fellowship at St. Peter s College,Summary of Duties and Criteria, The Associate Professor will develop a world leading research program in cosmology addressing. the fundamental challenges in our understanding of the universe teach at undergraduate and. graduate level and participate in administration On behalf of the College they will have. responsibility for admission teaching and pastoral care of students reading degrees in Physics. They will have a role to play in the running of the College as a trustee and a member of its. Governing Body, The successful candidate will hold a doctorate in cosmology or a related subject and will have a. proven record of high quality creative research in cosmology at an international level They will be. an excellent teacher at undergraduate and graduate level and have the interpersonal skills. necessary to engage with students and colleagues at all levels. The Physics Department, The holder of this post will become part of a world leading research team studying the physics of. the early universe the growth and morphology of large scale structure and the nature of. fundamental forces This effort brings together theoretical and observational cosmologists who are. working on a range of different topics from simulating large scale structure galaxy formation and. astrophysical plasmas to developing new theoretical tools to understand dark matter dark energy. and the nature of cosmological gravity There is a vigorous activity analysing current cosmological. data sets and members of the department are playing a leading role in preparation for the next. generation of cosmological surveys specifically the Simons Observatory and Stage 4 CMB. research the LSST Euclid and SKA project,St Peter s College.
The post holder will hold a Tutorial Fellowship at St Peter s College The College provides a. friendly and supportive community for students and academics working in many disciplines The. Fellow will have access to an office in the College which they will be able to use for teaching In. addition to salary Tutorial Fellows receive a housing allowance currently 8 484 p a full free. dining rights in College which is about ten minutes walk from the Physics Department access to a. joint equity scheme and to the Oxford Colleges Healthcare Plan More details are given below. Further Information, The University of Oxford uses the grade of Associate Professor for most of its senior academic. appointments Associate Professors are eligible for consideration through regular recognition of. distinction exercises for award of the title of full Professor This promotion in status which brings. an enhanced salary is dependent on merit and does not normally occur until some years after. reappointment to retirement In exceptional cases where the candidate has previously established. an academic standing at an appropriate level of distinction the title of full professor may be. awarded at the time of appointment, Queries about the post should be addressed to Professor Pedro Ferreira at. pedro ferreira physics ox ac uk or telephone 44 0 1865 273366. All enquiries will be treated in strict confidence they will not form part of the selection decision. Equality and Diversity, The University of Oxford is a member of the Athena SWAN Charter to promote women in Science. Engineering Technology and Medicine The Department of Physics holds an Athena SWAN silver. award and an Institute of Physics JUNO Champion award in recognition of its efforts to introduce. organisational and cultural practices that promote equality of opportunity and create a better. working environment for both men and women See http www2 physics ox ac uk equality and. diversity for more general information and http www2 physics ox ac uk equality and. diversity women in physics society to read about our flourishing Women in Physics Society. Information about Athena Swan in the MPLS Division can be found at. http www mpls ox ac uk equality and diversity athena swan. Duties of the post, The Associate Professor will be a member of both the University and the College communities. They will be part of a lively and intellectually stimulating research community which performs to the. highest international levels in research and publications and will have access to the excellent. research facilities which Oxford offers They will have a role to play in the running of the College as. a member of the Governing Body and a trustee of the College. For the University the post holder will be expected. to engage in original research in the field of cosmology with an emphasis on theoretical or. observational aspects of early universe physics large scale structure weak lensing and the cosmic. microwave background, to secure research funding and engage in the management of research projects.
to disseminate their research through publication in scholarly journals participation in. international conferences and seminars and through other media. to engage in knowledge transfer activities, to carry out teaching at undergraduate and graduate level including lectures classes. demonstrations and project supervision under the direction of the Head of Department. to supervise research students, to take part in University examining as and when requested to do so. Administration, to participate in the administration of the department as and when requested by the Head of. Department,For the College the post holder will be expected. to engage in advanced study and research, to give six weighted1 hours per week of tutorials during the eight weeks of full term.
averaged over the year see below for a definition of weighted hours. to share responsibility for the teaching of Physics at undergraduate level within the. College The post holder will be expected to tutor a range of courses within the Physics. degree including some outside their immediate area of expertise In particular they. should be willing to teach any of the first year courses and some of the topics covered. in the second year Quantum Mechanics Statistical Mechanics Thermodynamics. Kinetic Theory and Electromagnetism, to undertake administration related to teaching and participate in undergraduate. admissions processes, to have responsibility for the pastoral care of undergraduate students. to share responsibility for College graduate admissions in Physics and related subjects. and to act as College Adviser for graduate students in Physics and cognate subjects. to take part in the governance and administration of the College by participation in the. Governing Body and other committees and by acting as a Trustee of the College. Person specification, Applications will be judged only against the criteria which are set out below Applicants should. make sure that their application shows very clearly how they believe that their skills and experience. meet these criteria, Oxford is committed to fairness consistency and transparency in selection decisions Chairs of. selection committees will be aware of the principles of equality of opportunity and fair selection and. there will be both female and male committee members wherever possible. The successful candidate will demonstrate the following. a A doctorate in the field of cosmology or related topics. b Proven research record of high quality at international level in theoretical or observational. c Ability to attract research funding and develop an independent programme of research. d Experience of and ability to teach effectively both at undergraduate and graduate level a wide. range of topics within the field of physics, The College operates a weighting system whereby hours spent teaching groups larger than one person count.
for more than one hour a single tutorial is one notional hour a paired tutorial 1 25 a trio 1 5 with the weight. rising to around 2 0 for a class of 8 or 9 students. e Ability to supervise graduate students, f Excellent interpersonal skills necessary for undertaking tutorial teaching and the pastoral care of. students and for working constructively with colleagues at all levels. g Ability and willingness to undertake the full range of administrative duties both within the. department and the College, h Excellent track record of obtaining research grants. i Experience of research collaborations at national and international level. j Experience of supervising research students,k Experience of classroom teaching. How to apply, To apply click on the Apply Now button on the Job Details page go to. https www ox ac uk about jobs academic index click on the relevant post title and follow the on. screen instructions to register as a new user or log in if you have applied previously. You will be asked to upload a CV including a full list of publications a supporting statement and a. research proposal The research proposal should set out your plans and priorities for research over. the next five years The supporting statement should explain how you meet the selection criteria for. the post using examples of your skills and experience This may include experience gained in. employment education or during career breaks such as time out to care for dependants. You will also be asked to provide the names of four referees You should ask your referees to send. their references by the deadline given below to cosmoInfo2017 physics ox ac uk Please ask. them to use as the subject line applicants name referee initials References must be provided in. pdf format with a filename applicant s name referee s initials pdf. Please upload all documents as PDF files with your name and the document type in the filename. for example Smith CV pdf You should upload, 1 Your full CV including publications teaching experience career details to date and awards.
2 Your supporting statement including details of four referees as described above. 3 Your research proposal, All applications must be received by 12 00 noon BST on 30 August 2017. Should you experience any difficulties using the online application system please email. recruitment support admin ox ac uk Further help and support is available from. www ox ac uk about the university jobs support To return to the online application at any stage. please go to www recruit ox ac uk, All applications will be acknowledged after receipt and will be considered by the selection. committee as soon as possible after the closing date. Please note that you will be notified of the progress of your application by automatic emails from. our e recruitment system Please check your spam junk mail regularly to ensure that you receive. all emails, All shortlisted candidates will be interviewed In addition to the interview itself they will be required. to give a short accessible talk about their research as part of the process Applications for this post. will be considered by a selection committee containing representatives from both the Department. of Physics and St Peter s College The selection committee is responsible for conducting all. aspects of the recruitment and selection process it does not however have the authority to make. the final decision as to who should be appointed The final decisions will be made by the. Mathematical Physical and Life Sciences Divisional Board and the Governing Body of St Peter s. College on the basis of a recommendation made by the selection committee No offer of. appointment will be valid therefore until and unless the recommendation has been approved by. both the Divisional Board and the Governing Body and a formal contractual offer has been made. Essential Information for Applicants for the,Associate Professorship of Cosmology. The Department of Physics, We are a vibrant community of scientists who aim to be one of the best physics departments in the.
world We pursue state of the art research programmes across a broad front educate the next. generation of physicists to the highest standard and strive to enhance the public s understanding. of the achievements and potential of physics and science more broadly. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework REF exercise conducted by HEFCE Oxford. Physics was judged to be conducting more world leading research both in terms of the proportion. of our research output and its absolute quantity than any other UK physics department. We are firmly of the view that the research role of a modern physics department is to address. those foremost scientific problems of our age where the experience skills and intuition of a. physicist can make a difference Our 120 permanent members of academic staff include. experimentalists observers modellers and theoreticians working across our major themes of. accelerator science astrophysics biophysics physical climate science fundamental particles. exo planetary science plasmas quantum materials quantum information and semiconductor. devices and photovoltaics We work in close collaboration with colleagues in many other. departments in Oxford University and in many other institutions both nationally including the. nearby UK national laboratories at Culham and Harwell and internationally 75 of our papers. have an international co author We work extensively with high tech industry and a number of spin. out companies have been created to commercialise technology developed in the department We. have very substantial technical facilities including mechanical and electronic workshops. nanofabrication and materials preparation and characterization. There are ten staff including theorists observers and experimentalists working within the. Cosmology theme which interacts strongly not only with the Astrophysics group in general but also. with the substantial theoretical and experimental particle physics effort in the department There is. a vigorous activity analysing current cosmological data sets and preparing for the next generation. of cosmological surveys specifically the Simons Observatory and Stage 4 CMB research the. LSST Euclid and SKA project, We admit about 190 undergraduates to our challenging degree programmes each year They. receive a rigorous education in modern physics from academic staff who are not only world leaders. in research but dedicated and talented teachers of the next generation Most of our. undergraduates are studying for the MPhys which is the main physics degree with small numbers. taking the joint Physics and Philosophy degree MPhysPhil or transitioning in the fourth year to the. Mathematical Physics degree MMathPhys which is taught jointly with the Mathematical Institute. We recruit graduate students from all over the world Each year about 90 people with outstanding. undergraduate records join our research groups to work for a doctorate with leading physicists and. make the next step towards becoming a professional physicist themselves. The strong culture and clear focus of our Outreach programme has been recognised with a. number of prizes and awards over the past few years Over half of our staff at all career stages. from graduate student to faculty are actively involved in delivering the programme which has a full. time coordinator We work with local schools and run lecture series for the general public and we. invented the citizen science applications climateprediction net and Zooniverse. We have embarked upon a major infrastructure renewal programme to support our science. mission far into the 21st century The Beecroft Building the first of four phases of this program will. be completed in late 2017 it will provide world class laboratories and extensive office and. collaboration space The laboratories have been designed with quantum science and technology. very much in mind and can support very low vibration and precise temperature control. environments, The department is dedicated to the principle of equal opportunities in the workplace and we hold. Athena SWAN Silver and JUNO Champion awards We have a very strong facilitation team who. understand the UK science funding system in depth and have a great deal of experience in helping. newcomers prepare funding proposals, For more information about the Physics Department Astrophysics and the Cosmology theme. please visit http www2 physics ox ac uk http www2 physics ox ac uk research astrophysics. and http www2 physics ox ac uk research cosmology, The Mathematical Physical and Life Sciences Division. The Mathematical Physical and Life Sciences MPLS Division is one of the four academic. divisions of the University Oxford is widely recognised as one of the world s leading science. universities The disciplines within the MPLS Division regularly appear at the highest levels in world. rankings and have been evaluated as conducting world leading and internationally excellent. research in UK research assessments and Mathematical physical and life sciences research at. Oxford is the best in the country according to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework REF. assessment exercise carried out by HEFCE, The MPLS Division is home to the non medical sciences at Oxford and its 10 departments and 3.
interdisciplinary units span the full spectrum of the mathematical computational physical. engineering and life sciences and undertake both fundamental research and cutting edge applied. work Our research tackles major societal and technological challenges whether developing new. energy solutions or improved cancer treatments understanding climate change processes or. helping to preserve biodiversity and is increasingly focused on key interdisciplinary issues We. collaborate closely with colleagues in Oxford across the medical sciences social sciences and. humanities and with other universities research organisations and industrial partners across the. globe in pursuit of innovative research geared to address critical and fundamental scientific. MPLS is proud to be the home of some of the most creative and innovative scientific thinkers and. leaders working in academe Our senior researchers have been awarded some of the most. significant scientific honours including Nobel prizes and prestigious titles such as FRS and. FREng and we have a strong tradition of attracting and nurturing the very best early career. researchers who regularly secure prestigious fellowships The Division is also the proud holder of. ten Athena Swan Awards 5 Silver and 5 Bronze illustrating our commitment to ensure good. practice and to encourage women in science at all levels in the division. We have around 6 000 full and part time students including approximately 1900 graduate. students and play a major role in training the next generation of leading scientists Oxford s. international reputation for excellence in teaching is reflected in its position at the top of the major. league tables and subject assessments MPLS academics educate students of high academic. merit and potential from all over the world Through a mixture of lectures practical work and the. distinctive college tutorial system students develop their ability to solve major mathematical. scientific and engineering problems, MPLS is dedicated to bringing the wonder and potential of science to the attention of audiences far. beyond the world of academia We have a strong commitment to supporting public engagement in. science through initiatives including the Oxford Sparks portal http www oxfordsparks net and a. large variety of outreach activities these are crucial activities given so many societal and. technological issues demand an understanding of the science that underpins them We also. endeavour to bring the potential of our scientific efforts forward for practical and beneficial. application to the real world and our desire is to link our best scientific minds with industry and. public policy makers, For more information about the MPLS division please visit http www mpls ox ac uk. The University, The University of Oxford aims to sustain excellence in every area of its teaching and research and. to maintain and develop its position as a leader amongst world class universities Placing an. equally high value on research and on teaching the colleges departments and faculties of Oxford. aspire both to lead the international research agenda and to offer a unique and exceptional. education to our undergraduate and graduate students. Oxford s self governing community of scholars includes professors readers and associate. professors college tutors senior and junior research fellows and over 2 500 other university. research staff The University aims to provide facilities and support for colleagues to pursue. innovative research and outstanding teaching by responding to developments in the intellectual. environment and society at large and by forging close links with the wider academic world the. professions industry and commerce The Strategic Plan detailing strategy for the period 2013 18. can be found at www ox ac uk about organisation strategic plan. Research at Oxford combines disciplinary depth with an increasing focus on inter disciplinary and. multi disciplinary activities addressing a rich and diverse range of issues from deciphering ancient. texts and inscriptions using modern scientific and computational methods developed in Oxford. through to global health climate change ageing energy and the effects on our world of rapid. technological change, Oxford seeks to admit undergraduate students with the intellectual potential to benefit fully from the. college tutorial system and small group learning to which Oxford is deeply committed Meeting in. small groups with their tutor undergraduates are exposed to rigorous scholarly challenge and learn. to develop their critical thinking their ability to articulate their views with clarity and their personal. and intellectual confidence They receive a high level of personal attention from leading. Oxford has a strong postgraduate student body which now numbers over 10 000 over 45 of. students Postgraduates are attracted to Oxford by the international standing of the faculty by the. rigorous intellectual training on offer by the excellent research and laboratory facilities available. and by the resources of the museums and libraries including one of the world s greatest libraries. the Bodleian,For more information please visit www ox ac uk.
St Peter s College, There are 38 self governing and independent colleges at Oxford giving both academic staff and. students the benefits of belonging to a small interdisciplinary community as well as to a large. internationally renowned institution The collegiate system fosters a strong sense of community. bringing together leading academics and students across subjects and from different cultures and. St Peter s College was founded in 1928 The buildings in a central but quiet location on the site of. the medieval New Inn Hall range in date from Linton House of 1794 and Canal House of 1828. both former headquarters of the Oxford Canal Company through the former parish church of St. Peter le Bailey built in 1874 and now the College Chapel to residents blocks of the 1930s 1970s. and 1980s Additional student accommodation is provided in more modern annexes the most. recent of which is adjacent to the Oxford Castle site The College currently comprises a Master. Mark Damazer CBE and 65 Fellows and College Lecturers actively engaged in teaching and. research in a wide range of subjects about 200 graduate and 350 undergraduate students 25. Visiting Students and 90 members of administrative and domestic staff St Peter s provides a. friendly and supportive community for students and academics. St Peter s College is a registered charity Further information about the College may be found at. www spc ox ac uk,Physics at St Peter s College, St Peter s has a strong commitment to Physics The current Tutorial Fellow is Professor. Christopher Foot Atomic Laser and Optical Physics sub department Following the. appointment of a second Tutorial Fellow the College will admit about 6 undergraduates. currently 4 each year to read for Honours degrees in Physics either a 3 or a 4 year course. or in Physics and Philosophy a 4 year course There are on average 10 12 graduate. students for whom the Physics tutors have pastoral responsibility as College Advisers see. below for further information and the postholder is expected to play a key role in the further. integration of research and teaching within the College community. College responsibilities, In addition to teaching responsibilities the postholder will take part in the administration of the. undergraduate physics courses in College They will be expected to carry out the normal. duties of a College tutor which include organizing tuition and the teaching of papers by. external specialist tutors setting and marking collections internal termly examinations. attending relevant committee meetings monitoring progress writing termly reports on. students and providing academic references for students as required They will be expected. to provide pastoral support to undergraduates reading physics The postholder will also take. part in the annual admissions procedures for the selection of new undergraduates to read. Physics and Physics Philosophy taking on the lead role as required They will be expected. to engage with the College s access and schools liaison work and to play a part in the. College s Open Days and other arranged visits by potential applicants. The postholder will act as College Adviser to St Peter s graduate students reading for higher. degrees in physics and cognate subjects this is in addition to the graduate student s. supervisor appointed by the University who is responsible for directing the academic work of. the student The College Adviser is available as a source of help and advice which may. concern academic matters in a broad sense but may also be required in connection with. pastoral issues The postholder will also play an active role in the College s graduate. admissions in physics, The person appointed will be a member of the Governing Body of St Peter s College a Charity. Trustee and will be expected to play a part in the administration of the College. Further information about the duties of a Tutorial Fellowship is provided in Annex A The Tutorial. Fellowship General Template of Duties,College terms and conditions.
The successful candidate will be appointed on a combined University and College salary scale the. College component of which is 7 349 to 9 868 p a, Non resident Official Fellows of St Peter s College receive a Housing Allowance of 8 484 p a. which is taxable and is included in the gross salary for purposes of superannuation In addition. Official Fellows have access to a personal academic budget of 936 p a and an annual. entertainment allowance of 267 The Fellowship carries entitlement to office space in College to. membership of the Senior Common Room subscription 30 per term and to Common Table. rights with an entitlement to meals free of charge when the kitchens are open they are occasional. short closure periods usually during the vacation Fellows may bring guests to meals at their own. St Peter s College operates a joint equity scheme that may assist Fellows with the purchase of. property locally All College staff are entitled to subscribe to the Oxford Colleges Healthcare Plan. Further details of both schemes are available from the College Accountant. stephanie hanks spc ox ac uk, Official Fellows are entitled to apply to the Governing Body for one term s sabbatical leave in every. seven in accordance with the College s by law,The Tutorial Fellowship General Template of. Duties for Tutorial Fellows in Oxford Colleges,1 Introduction. A Tutorial Fellowship represents the College side of a joint appointment i e an appointment which involves. a College component and a University component The University side is represented by an Associate. Professorship The appointee is selected and funded jointly by the College s concerned and by the relevant. division of the University The joint appointment system is an unusual arrangement in research intensive. universities Its central feature is that academics of major research reputation are attached to particular. Colleges as Tutorial Fellows where they are members of an interdisciplinary community of moderate size In. those Colleges they teach and arrange teaching for a small cohort of very able undergraduates in tutorials. teaching sessions with one two or three students and small classes monitoring their progress individually. over the whole of their course They also have responsibility for advising a certain number of graduate. students in their subject area within their College Tutorial Fellowships thus hold a key place in the. intellectual culture of the collegiate University of Oxford This document adopted by the Conference of. Colleges aims to set out the main features of Tutorial Fellowships and the expectations that Colleges will. generally have of Tutorial Fellows, The duties of a Tutorial Fellow are not confined to the College All have an obligation as members of a.
department or faculty to contribute to research and teaching and this will usually include lecturing class. teaching supervision of graduate students and University examining alongside contributing to an. internationally excellent research environment As Associate Professors the holders of joint appointments. will also be expected to contribute to discussion and governance in their faculty or department serving on. committees revising teaching syllabus materials and reading lists and taking on administrative roles as. needed All Tutorial Fellows are also members of Congregation the sovereign legislative body within the. University and have a right to vote on matters before Congregation. 2 Research, The Colleges have the same interest as departments and faculties in seeking to appoint to Tutorial. Fellowships academic staff whose research is or has the potential to be of international standing and a. Tutorial Fellow will be required by the College to engage in research and publication at the highest level The. Colleges and the University work together to appoint outstanding researchers who are willing and able to. engage in undergraduate and graduate teaching student support and pastoral work and administrative. duties Colleges offer extensive support for research funding regular sabbatical leave and providing a. system of allowances together with rooms and library facilities all within a welcoming interdisciplinary. 3 Teaching and support, Those appointed to Tutorial Fellowships are required to perform for the College or for the benefit of the. College the stint of undergraduate tutorial teaching specified in their contract or further particulars under the. general oversight of each College s Senior Tutor The timing of tutorials and the exact numbers of students. in each tutorial group are usually matters for the individual tutor though each College will have established. conventions and the Senior Tutor and subject colleagues will provide advice and examples of past good. practice including arrangements such as intercollegiate teaching exchanges which are commonly used to. Associate Professorships come in different forms according to the balance of duties owed to the College and. University and they may or may not have an associated Tutorial Fellowship The forms of Associate Professorship. include Associate Professor with Tutorial Fellowship University APTF U Associate Professor with Tutorial Fellowship. College APTF C Associate Professor with Tutorial Fellowship Faculty APTF F and Associate Professor without. Tutorial Fellowship AP NTF, provide expert coverage of different aspects of or subjects within a discipline Tutorial teaching is not the. same as lecturing the intention is to engage the students in small groups in intellectual interaction and. creative dialogue so as to help them develop an independent critical and well informed approach to their. discipline This approach is underpinned by regularly setting written work typically weekly essays or problem. sheets supported as necessary with recommended reading Assessment and feedback on that written work. is given by the tutors orally during the tutorials as well as by more conventional written comments or marking. Appointees should have the qualities required to relate effectively to students and their academic and. personal needs, Tutorial Fellows are generally assigned sole or joint tutorial responsibility for a defined group of students in. their subject area within their College This work typically involves the following tasks to support the students. a arranging tutorial and or class teaching for each student in each term whether the teaching is done by. the tutor or another and ensuring that teaching is of an appropriate standard. b monitoring students progress through termly written reports and by means of collections regular tests of. performance and or assessment of vacation work, c pastoral support of undergraduates reading the subject in question.
d interviewing candidates who apply to read the subject at the College including arranging for help from. other suitable interviewers and making the final selection of who should be admitted. e writing references for students and directing them to appropriate careers advice. f recommending and selecting books and online materials for their subject area in the College Library. g delegating responsibilities a f above when on sabbatical leave in consultation with the Senior Tutor. and subject colleagues, Tutorial Fellows are supported in these tasks by the administrative staff of the College and by the College. Tutorial Fellows normally do their tutorial teaching in rooms provided for them in Colleges or in their. Departments or Faculties and should be easily contactable through their Colleges during Term although it is. recognised that conferences and other commitments may mean that Tutorial Fellows are sometimes away. from Oxford for short periods in Term, Oxford Colleges offer strong pastoral support to all their students Here Tutorial Fellows play a key role not. only for their own undergraduates as indicated above but also by acting as College Adviser in College for a. number of graduate students in their disciplinary area this being additional to the formal academic. supervision of research students arranged by the University with a suitable expert very possibly from another. College While Tutorial Fellows are often the first point of contact for students who are having difficulties. there are of course experts available when professional help is needed Tutorial Fellows work closely with. College Officers and with staff with appropriate medical and welfare training to ensure that students are. supported appropriately and referred to professional services if that is necessary. 4 College Governance, Oxford Colleges are self governing communities with wide responsibilities Tutorial Fellows are normally. members of College Governing Bodies the sovereign bodies of Colleges They are usually Charity Trustees. as well as employees In many Colleges major College Officerships Senior Tutor Tutor for Admissions. Tutor for Graduates Dean are held by Fellows specially appointed to undertake those roles on a full time. basis However in some Colleges such officerships are taken on by Tutorial Fellows on a full time or part. time basis for agreed limited periods in return for additional stipend and or a specified remission of tutorial. teaching duties This is currently the case at St Peter s In these various ways Tutorial Fellows are expected. to contribute to the governance and running of their Colleges though Tutorial Fellows will not normally be. asked to take on significant administrative duties in their probationary period or in the first five years if their. probationary period is shorter than that,Standard Terms and Conditions. Salary benefits and pension, The successful candidate will be appointed on the Oxford scale for associate professors as shown.
in the table in the annexe, Those appointed below the top of this range will receive annual increments until they reach the top. point There is also an annual cost of living review Departments may also in wholly exceptional. cases propose the awarding within the substantive scale of additional increments to associate. professors at any time during their appointment, Additional remuneration is currently paid to those undertaking examining and graduate supervision. Additional payments are also available for some tutorial teaching Those holding administrative. appointments within the department may be eligible for additional payments. Associate professors who are awarded the title of full professor receive from the University an. additional salary payment of 2 655 per annum unless they already receive additional recruitment. or retention payments at that level or above and they will be eligible for consideration in. subsequent regular exercises for distinction awards on the scale 3 466 79 080 unless they. already receive additional recruitment or retention payments in excess of the level of the relevant. distinction award The conferment of the title of professor does not result in any change in the. duties of the post holder, Eligible staff may join the Universities Superannuation Scheme Details are available on the. website at www admin ox ac uk finance epp pensions schemes uss. Length of appointment, Upon completion of an initial period of appointment which is normally five years an associate. professor is eligible for reappointment until retirement subject to the provisions of the Statutes and. Regulations of the University Evidence of lecturing competence and of substantial progress in. research are prerequisites for reappointment to retirement. The University operates an employer justified retirement age for all academic and academic. related posts for which the retirement date is the 30 September immediately preceding the 68th. The justification for this is explained at, www admin ox ac uk personnel end retirement revisedejra revaim.
For existing employees any employment beyond the retirement age is subject to approval through. the procedures outlined at, www admin ox ac uk personnel end retirement revisedejra revproc. Sabbatical leave and outside commitments, The appointee may apply for sabbatical leave to allow her or him to focus on research In general. one term of leave is available for each six terms worked This leave may either be taken as one. term of leave after 6 terms of service or accumulated and taken as one year of leave after 6 years. of service, Staff may apply to spend up to 30 working days in each year on projects outside their employment. duties such as consultancy spin out activity and membership of research councils and other. bodies There is no limit to the amount of money which staff may earn from these activities without. deduction from salary Different rules apply for applications to spend more than 30 working days. per year on projects outside their employment duties Full details are available on the university. website at www admin ox ac uk personnel staffinfo academic approvaltoholdoutsideappointments. Guidance on ownership of intellectual property www admin ox ac uk statutes regulations 182. 052 shtml and managing conflicts of interest, www admin ox ac uk researchsupport integrity conflict policy is also available on the university. Membership of Congregation, Appointment to this post carries with it the right to vote in Congregation the sovereign body in the.
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