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Graduate Teaching and Research Scholarship in Computer Science

Oriel College intends to appoint a Graduate Teaching and Research Scholar (GTRS) Scholar in Computer Science, commencing in May 2024.  The appointment will be for three years.

By the date of appointment, 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 or a related subject at the University of Oxford. Applicants will normally be expected to have passed the Transfer of Status procedures by the end of Trinity Term, 2024. 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 Computer Science or a related subject. 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 several courses from the Prelims and Part A core subjects in Computer Science, and possible courses related to their area of research.

The GTRS will also be expected to participate in the undergraduate admissions process (normally Week 10 of Michaelmas Term). Admissions training will be provided.

The GTRS will be paid for tutorial teaching and admissions at the hourly standard tuition rates as set by the Senior Tutors’ Committee. The Scholar will receive free accommodation (or an allowance of £2,730 per annum if living outside College accommodation) and will also have access to a research allocation of £474 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 free lunches and dinners up to a maximum of 24 per term in the Senior Common Room (lunch) or at High Table in the Hall (dinner), and 3 meals per week during the vacation in the SCR or Hall.

Further particulars about the vacancy can be found below.

How to Apply

Applicants should submit their application via email attachment to:, by no later than noon on 3 May 2024. The application should include: 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). 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 week beginning 6 May 2024.

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Michael Spivey ( or Dr Irina Voiculescu (

Closing date: Friday, 3 May 2024

Interviews will take place w/c 6 May 2024

The College exists to promote excellence in education and research and is actively committed to the principle of equality of opportunity for all suitably qualified candidates.