Teaching/Tutoring Positions Available

Subject: Six-hour Stipendiary Lecturer OR two three-hour Stipendiary Lecturers in Physics for the academic year 2021-2022
Year: Various
College: New
Contact email address: adrianne.slyz@physics.ox.ac.uk and joseph.conlon@physics.ox.ac.uk. Applications and references must be received by 15 July 2021.
Further details: New College proposes to appoint EITHER a six-hour Stipendiary Lecturer OR two three-hour Stipendiary Lecturers in Physics for the academic year 2021-2022, with potential for renewal.

The lecturer will be required to teach various first, second and third year courses for the undergraduate Physics degree. In particular the ability to teach some of the following subjects would be desirable: first year mechanics (CP1), first year circuit theory (CP2), second year electromagnetism and/or analogue electronics (A2), second year mathematical methods, third year Atomic and Laser Physics (B3). In addition, as a member of the team of Physics tutors, the lecturer will be expected to participate in the full running of the subject, including admissions, college examinations (collections) and the pastoral care of students.

The successful applicant will be expected to teach an average of 6 or 3 weighted hours a week averaged over the three terms (24 weeks) of the academic teaching year. College teaching is in small groups (usually two or three students). The annual stipend for three terms is £13,756 - £15,471 for a 6 hour Stipendiary Lecturer and £6878 - £7736 for a 3 hour Stipendiary Lecturer. There are also research, book and entertainment allowances, as well as college dining rights (lunches and dinners), plus the teaching pleasure of regular interaction with bright undergraduates.

As there is the potential for multi-year renewal, such a position may be attractive to those on e.g. 5-year fellowships who enjoy teaching and would like a college association and the development of a clear teaching strand to their CV.
Applicants should provide a letter of application including a statement of prior teaching experience and subjects from the undergraduate physics curriculum that they could teach, supported by a curriculum vitae. They should give the names of two academic referees whom they should ask to write directly to Adrianne Slyz (email: adrianne.slyz@physics.ox.ac.uk) and Joseph Conlon (email: joseph.conlon@physics.ox.ac.uk). Applications and references must be received by 15 July. For informal enquiries about the posts please contact Adrianne Slyz (email: adrianne.slyz@physics.ox.ac.uk) or Joseph Conlon (email: joseph.conlon@physics.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: B1 Fluids
Year: 3rd
College: St Peter's
Contact email address: Chris Foot

Subject: Undergraduate laboratories demonstrating, various subjects. Please see the full advert for further details.
Year: 1 - 3
Contact email address: Jenny Barnes

Subject: Demonstrating
Department: Engineering Science
Contact email address: Dr Eleanor O'Hara
There are opportunities for demonstrating in the Electrical laboratory in the Department of Engineering Science. Throughout the course of the year each undergraduate constructs a simple electronic “musical box”. The musical box is based on a programmable microcontroller development board with peripheral circuits built by the students. In the course we build (including soldering) and test the peripheral circuits (using of signal generators and oscilloscopes) and use these as inputs and outputs for the programmed microcontroller development board. Each laboratory has have pre-written "C" code to be downloaded onto the microcontroller.

Some guided editing of the code will be required to complete the exercises. The emphasis will be on understanding how the microcontroller can be used. Demonstrators are expected to have experience of soldering in addition to general laboratory test & measurement techniques. Knowledge of the "C" programming language would be helpful.

Labs run 11:00 - 17:00, with an hour lunch break, each Monday and Tuesday. It is usual for demonstrators to be in the lab for the whole of a session they demonstrate on, but part days may be accommodated. Typically a demonstrator would expect to undertake two or more sessions in a term.

Before any demonstrating can be carried out, demonstrators will need to complete a right to work check in the Engineering Department. The department also has its own online demonstrator training course which will need to be completed.

If you are interested please contact Dr Eleanor O'Hara at the Department of Engineering Science


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