2020 Mary R. Emerson Career Development Fellowship in Engineering Science at University of Oxford
Deadline: May 20, 2020.
Applications are invited for a Career Development Fellowship in Engineering Science at St Hugh’s College, Oxford, tenable from 1st October 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. This is a fixed-term three-year position, and will suit an individual who has recently completed a
PhD/DPhil, and who wishes to develop their academic career by furthering their research while gaining experience of teaching.
Under the direction of the Fellows in Engineering, the postholder will contribute (to an average of three hours per week during term) to the teaching of undergraduates, at St Hugh’s
or other colleges, and will also be expected to use the period of the Fellowship to begin
building an international research profile. The research activities of the Fellow will be
supported by the University’s Department of Engineering Science, where they will have laboratory space. Career Development Fellows have teaching spaces at St Hugh’s, and are encouraged to take a full part in the intellectual life of the College.
The formal selection criteria for the post are as follows:
- Evidence of ability to produce work of international standing within the candidate’s field
- Evidence of ability to teach undergraduate students Engineering Science at the highest
- The candidate should have already received the degree of PhD/DPhil or equivalent at the
point of application. The candidate should not normally have accumulated more than
seven years (not counting career breaks) in full-time graduate study or research.
The selection committee will apply these criteria bearing in mind the stage reached in a
The qualities that we are therefore seeking include:
- Expertise in and enthusiasm for undergraduate teaching.
- The ability to bring advanced research projects to fruition; excellent presentation skills;
the ability to contribute to a research community.
- Experience of publicising and advancing the role of women in STEM subjects.
- Sympathy for the nature and aims of the University of Oxford and St Hugh’s College and
enthusiasm for participating in the life of the College.
The duties of the post holder will be: To carry out research of international standing, to offer
an average of three hours teaching each week during term for the College; to assist in directing studies, admissions, and pastoral care of undergraduates; to promote women in Engineering Science through events with the College and University, as well as schools,
industry, and the wider community.
The successful applicant will be elected to the Mary R. Emerson Career Development
Fellowship in Engineering Science at St Hugh’s College. The stipend will be based on the University’s scale for Fixed-Term Fellows (Grade 6), starting at around £30,942 per annum.
The post holder will have the option of becoming or remaining a member of a contributory pension scheme, the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS). If it is available, the post holder will have the option to rent single accommodation from the College.
There will be an initial probationary period of one year, during which the appointment may be terminated by one month’s notice on either side. The post will be renewed for a further two years provided that there is evidence of satisfactory progress in research and teaching.
Applications and references should be sent by email to the Academic Administrator, Miss Adams ([email protected]), by 9am on 20th May. Applications should be in the form of a single PDF comprising:
1) a covering letter
2) a full curriculum vitae, including a full list of publications
3) an account of teaching experience (not more than one page)
4) a proposal for a postdoctoral research project (not more than one page)
5) a proposal for outreach activities (not more than one page)
6) the details of two referees
Candidates should ask their referees to submit references directly to the Academic
Administrator ([email protected]) by the same deadline.