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Graduate Teaching And Research Scholarship In Physics

Oriel College intends to appoint a Graduate Teaching and Research (GTR) Scholar in Physics, commencing in October 2023.  The appointment will be for three years.

By October 2023, applicants will have completed at least one year of postgraduate study and will have embarked on a course leading to a DPhil in Physics at the University of Oxford. Applicants will normally be expected to have passed the Transfer of Status procedures by October 2023.  Once appointed, the successful applicant will be expected to transfer their 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 3 to 4 hours per week and to pursue doctoral-level study in any area of Physics. The precise teaching duties are flexible and can to some extent be adapted to the successful candidate’s areas of expertise and experience. However, preference will be given to candidates who are able to teach some courses from among the Quantum Mechanics (A3), Special Relativity and Symmetry (B2) and Subatomic Physics (B4) courses in the second and third year, and from among the physics topics covered in the first year of the course (CP1 and CP2).

The GTR Scholar may also be asked to participate in the undergraduate admissions process (normally Week 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 Scholar will be entitled to accommodation in College or an allowance of £2,600 per annum if living outside College. Please note that living in College accommodation is a benefit that may be subject to applicable deductions for tax according to HMRC rules in force from time to time, depending on the individual’s tax position.  The Scholar will also have access to a research allocation of £473 per annum. In addition, the Scholar will be a member of both the Oriel Senior Common Room and the Middle Common Room, giving them access to a meal entitlement (lunches or dinner in the Senior Common Room and/or in Hall), in accordance with the terms and conditions of the post.

How to Apply

Applicants should submit their application via email attachment to the Appointment
Committee, c/o Sheila Moore, Head of HR, Oriel College, OX1 4EW
(, no later than 12pm on Friday 30th June 2023.

Each application should include:

  • A CV giving a brief summary of the candidates career with details of their education and
    teaching experience
  • A covering letter outlining their reasons for applying, their teaching experience, and their
    research interests
  • Names and contact details of two referees (one on whom should be a current research
    supervisor). Candidates are asked to ensure that their referees are willing to provide
    references should the candidate be shortlisted.

It is anticipated that interviews will be held in the period of 10 to 18 July 2023.

RIGHT TO WORK IN THE UK: It is essential that all applicants currently have the right to
work in the UK, enabling them to fulfil all aspects of the role without restriction.

Informal enquiries may be made to Prof Andrew Boothroyd (, Prof Julien Devriendt (, or Dr Andrew Wells (