Associate Professor of Experimental Particle Physics




Oxford U.


Sue Geddes

Closing Date:


Deadline: September 1st, 2021


The Department of Physics is seeking to strengthen our programme in Flavour Physics with the appointment of an Associate Professor or Professor in Particle Physics with effect from 1 September 2022. The successful candidate will also be offered a Tutorial Fellowship at St. Anne’s College, under arrangements described in the job description. The combined University and College salary will be in the range £48,114 to £64,605 per annum plus substantial additional benefits including a College housing allowance of £9,829 p.a., a research and tutorial allowance of £1,090 p.a. and an entertainment allowance of £450 p.a. An allowance of £2,804 p.a. would be payable upon award of Full Professor title. Full Professors also have access to further merit-based pay awards.
The Associate Professor will join a vibrant community of particle physicists addressing the most significant issues in understanding nature's fundamental laws in and beyond the Standard Model. These challenges include the mystery of flavour, the origin of the matter anti-matter asymmetry in the universe, the puzzle of dark matter and dark energy, and the stability of mass hierarchies. The purpose of this appointment is to recruit an experimental particle physicist who would join the LHCb experiment and take a leading role in the design and construction of the next generation of flavour experiments. The post-holder will work closely with particle theorists and experimentalists in the department involved in many of the leading experimental collaborations.
The successful candidate will hold a doctorate in experimental particle physics or a related subject, and will have a proven record of high-quality creative research in flavour physics at an international level. They will be an excellent teacher at the undergraduate and graduate level. They will be expected to develop a world-leading research programme addressing the fundamental challenges in our understanding of the laws of nature, to teach at the undergraduate and graduate level, and to participate in the administration and governance of St. Anne’s College and the Physics Department.
Further particulars, containing details of the application procedure and of the duties, may be obtained below. Enquiries may be made to Professor Guy Wilkinson at guy.wilkinson@physics.ox.ac.uk or Professor Daniela Bortoletto at daniela.bortoletto@physics.ox.ac.uk. Enquiries about the college side of the appointment should be addressed to Dr Shannon McKellar at shannon.mckellar@st-annes.ox.ac.uk.
The closing date for applications is 12 noon GMT on Wednesday, 1 September 2021. Please quote departmental reference 151083 on all correspondence. Applicants should ensure that their referees send letters by the same deadline to sue.geddes@physics.ox.ac.uk. The interviews will take place the week of 25 October 2021, with an offer made soon after.
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.

Contact: Sue Geddes

Letters of Reference should be sent to: sue.geddes@physics.ox.ac.uk