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[Met-jobs] Associate Professor / Professor of Physical Climate Science at Oxford Physics

From Philip Stier <>
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Date Wed, 4 Dec 2019 13:01:04 +0000

Associate Professor / Professor of Physical Climate Science

Department of Physics in association with Wadham College, University of Oxford

The Department of Physics proposes to appoint an Associate Professor or Professor in Physical Climate Science with effect from July 2020. The successful candidate will also be appointed as an Official Fellow and Tutor in Physics at Wadham College, under arrangements described in the further particulars. The combined University and College salary will be according to experience on the scale £48,114 - £64,605 p.a. plus (where qualifying) a college housing allowance of (currently) £9,165 p.a., and access to college research/teaching allowances of up to (currently) £2,000 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 main duties of the post are to carry out, disseminate the results of, obtain funding for, and supervise research at a high international standard in Physical Climate Science, to teach a range of topics in physics via lectures, classes and tutorials, and to perform administrative and pastoral functions associated with teaching and research.

The postholder will join a vibrant community of scientists in Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics (AOPP), which is one of the six sub-departments that together make up the Department of Physics. AOPP members conduct fundamental research into atmospheres, oceans and surfaces and their interactions, of Earth, planets, moons and asteroids. AOPP’s research can be broadly categorised into climate and planetary physics, with cross cutting themes of planetary circulation and composition as well as cross-cutting methodologies (theory, observations, modelling) intrinsically linking these research areas. The issues addressed are among the most significant and pressing, ranging from the physics underpinning our understanding of climate change to the search for planetary conditions suitable to support life. Physical climate science is central for much of our research.

The successful candidate will hold a doctorate in physics, atmospheric/oceanic physics or a related subject, and will have a proven record of internationally leading research in physical climate science. They will be an excellent teacher at undergraduate and graduate level, have the interpersonal skills necessary to engage with students and colleagues at all levels and will participate in the administration of Wadham College and the Physics Department. They will be expected to develop a World-leading research programme in physical climate science, complementing and strengthening current climate research across AOPP, which can be based on theory, modelling and earth observations.

Further particulars, containing details of the application procedure and of the duties, may be found on the Oxford University Recruitment Webpages. Enquiries may be made to Professor Philip Stier ( Enquiries about the college side of the appointment should be addressed to Dr Caroline Mawson (

The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon on 15 January 2020. Applicants should ensure that their referees send letters by the same deadline.

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


Philip Stier
Professor of Atmospheric Physics
Head of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics
Department of Physics
University of Oxford

phone: +44 1865 272887

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