Graduate Teaching and Research Scholarship in Computer Science

Closing date: 
1 October, 2021


Oriel College intends to appoint a Graduate Teaching and Research Scholar in Computer Science, commencing in October 2021.  The appointment will be for at least one year and may be renewable for up to two further years.

By October 2021, applicants will have completed at least one year of postgraduate study and will have embarked on a course leading to a DPhil in Computer Science at the University of Oxford. Applicants will be expected to have completed or be close to completing the Transfer of Status process before applying.  Once appointed, the successful applicant will be expected to transfer his or her College membership to Oriel (with the permission of their current College). The successful candidate will also be required to take a course in tutorial teaching, if they have not already done so.

The person appointed will be expected to teach for the College for up to four hours per week and to pursue doctoral-level study in any area of Computer Science. The precise teaching duties are flexible, and may to some extent be adapted to the successful candidate's areas of expertise and experience.  The GTR Scholar may be asked to play a part in the undergraduate admissions process (weeks 9 and 10 of Michaelmas Term). Admissions training will be provided.

The GTR scholar will be paid for tutorial teaching and admissions at the hourly standard tuition rates as set by the Senior Tutors’ Committee. The postholder will receive free accommodation (or a stipend of £2,500 per annum if living outside College accommodation) and will also have access to a research allocation of £426 per annum. In addition, the postholder will be a member of both the Oriel Senior Common Room and the Middle Common Room and will be entitled to a certain number of lunches and dinners in the Senior Common Room, and lunches and dinners in Hall at the expense of the College, in accordance with the terms and conditions of the post.   

Further particulars, including information about how to apply, are available to download below. The closing date for applications is October 1st 2021 and interviews are expected to take place in the following two weeks.

To apply, please provide the following: a CV giving a brief summary of the applicant’s career with details of their education and teaching experience; a covering letter outlining their reasons for applying, their teaching experience, and their research interests; and names and contact details of two referees (one on whom should be a current research supervisor).  Referees should be asked to send references direct to the same address by the closing date.

Applications should be sent by e-mail to

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Michael Spivey (