Department of Physics in association with Worcester College

The Department of Physics proposes to appoint a University Lecturer in Plasma Theory for Magnetic Confinement Fusion from 1 October 2013, or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidate will work at the Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics and will be offered a Tutorial Fellowship at Worcester College under arrangements described in the Further Particulars. The combined University and College salary will be on a scale currently from £42,883 to £57,581 per annum plus allowances of up to £8,863 p.a. 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.

The successful candidate will have a doctorate in physics, applied mathematics or a related field and a record of high-quality research in theoretical plasma physics at international level. While preference may be given to candidates working in the area of magnetic confinement fusion, candidates currently working in another area of plasma physics but willing and able to devote a substantial amount of their time in future to magnetic confinement fusion will also be considered. S/he will be expected to develop and pursue a successful research programme, to establish a strong interaction with the Culham Laboratory, and to perform the University and College tutorial teaching and administrative duties as detailed in the Further Particulars

The Further Particulars, containing details of the application procedure and duties, may be downloaded here.

The closing date for applications is 2 December 2012.

Queries about the post should be addressed to Professor J Binney at or telephone: +44 (0) 1865 273979.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.

The University is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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