Associate Professor in Theoretical Particle Physics

The Department of Physics and Wadham College are recruiting an Associate Professor (or Professor) of Theoretical Particle Physics, to be held in the Department of Physics together with a Tutorial Fellowship at Wadham College.

Salary: From £46,336 plus housing allowance

Application deadline:12.00 noon GMT on 12 March 2018

The Department of Physics proposes to appoint an Associate Professor (equivalent to Lecturer) or Professor in Theoretical Particle Physics with effect from 1 September 2018 or as soon thereafter as possible. The successful candidate will also be offered a Tutorial Fellowship at Wadham College, under arrangements described in the further particulars.

The combined University and College salary will be according to experience on a scale from £46,336 per annum plus a housing allowance of £8,826 p.a. and access to a joint equity scheme. An allowance of £2,700 p.a. would be payable upon award of Full Professor title.

The Associate Professor will join a vigorous community of particle physicists addressing the most significant issues in our understanding of the fundamental laws of nature in and beyond the Standard Model. These challenges include the nature of dark matter, the cosmological constant problem and `dark energy’, the origin of the generations, and the stability of mass hierarchies. The purpose of this appointment is to recruit a particle phenomenologist who can develop the implications of models to enable optimal comparison with experimental data. The post holder will be expected to work closely with other particle theorists and experimentalists in the department who are involved in many of the leading experimental collaborations.

The successful candidate will hold a doctorate in theoretical particle physics, or a related subject, and will have a proven record of high quality creative research in particle physics phenomenology at an international level. They will be an excellent teacher at undergraduate and graduate level, and participate in the administration of Wadham 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 Subir Sarkar at or Professor John Wheater at

The closing date for applications is 12 noon GMT on 12 March 2018. Please quote departmental reference PMC/PT/2018/1 on all correspondence. 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. The University is an Equal Opportunities Employer.