The University of Oxford intends to appoint to the Professorship of Inorganic Chemistry from 1 October 2024 or a date agreed thereafter.
The Professorship of Inorganic Chemistry is a premier appointment, one of a small number of Statutory Professorships currently held at the Department of Chemistry. This flagship chair has been occupied by some of the most influential inorganic chemists in history, including Professor J.S. Anderson, Nobel Laureate John Goodenough and Professor Malcolm Green.
This post offers an exceptional opportunity to take on a strategic leadership role as a researcher, educator, and institution-builder in Inorganic Chemistry at Oxford. The Professor will influence the ongoing development of the field, its positive contribution to the understanding of and solutions for world-scale challenges, and the training and mentoring of the next generation of researchers. The Professor will also engage in teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level within the Department of Chemistry, and play a major role in the supervision, guidance and examination of graduate students.
We are seeking a scholar of international excellence with a world-leading and impactful track record of research and publications. You should have a proven record of original research of the highest quality in Inorganic Chemistry, and of securing research funding, and a demonstrable ability to provide research leadership and direction. You should be able to provide effective and innovative teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, to direct postdoctoral researchers and to communicate effectively with a wide range of colleagues within the Department, College and wider University.
If you would like to discuss this post in more detail, please contact Professor John McGrady via Katherine Hayes (email@example.com
), Executive Assistant to the Head of Inorganic Chemistry. All enquiries will be treated in strict confidence and will not form part of the selection process.
The Department of Chemistry proudly holds a departmental Athena SWAN Silver Award, and an institutional Race Equality Charter Bronze Award, which guide our progress towards advancing racial and gender equality. As part of our strategic aim to improve staff equality and diversity, we would particularly welcome applications from women, from disabled people, and from people of Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, who are currently under-represented in positions of this nature at Oxford.
The closing date for applications is 12:00 UK time on Monday 16 October 2023. Applications for this vacancy are to be made online via the link below. Interviews are expected to be held in Spring 2024.