Applications are invited for the post of Associate Professor of Higher Education to be based at the Department of Education, Norham Gardens, Oxford. The post is full-time and, upon completion of a successful review, permanent. The appointee will be a Supernumerary Fellow and a member of the Governing Body of the College. In exceptional cases, the title of full Professor may be awarded on appointment.
The University wishes to appoint a candidate whose main research and teaching experience is in the area of higher education. The main duties of the post will be: to contribute to the departmentís strong research profile in future research assessment exercises through his or her own programme of publications and research funding, to contribute to teaching on Masters courses and to their further development, to supervise graduate students in the broad area of higher education, and to contribute to the research-related activities of the higher education research group.
The successful candidate will have a doctorate in an area of relevance to the post, successful experience of social scientific research in the field of higher education, a proven track-record of high quality publications in higher education and a good record of funded research. She or he will have the ability to obtain and manage research grants and manage contract research staff and a strong record of collaboration and teamwork. She or he will also have a strong background of teaching higher education courses and successful experience of teaching high achieving graduate students, including doctoral students.
The appointment will be made in association with a non-tutorial fellowship at Linacre College. Fellowships at Linacre are non-stipendiary but Fellows are entitled to free lunches and dinners in College when the College kitchens are open. They may also apply for small grants to assist with research expenses. Fellows are expected to co-operate in the running of the College. The main commitment is to attend meetings of the Governing Body which normally meets three times each term. There are also various standing committees of the Governing Body which require members, but this commitment is not arduous. Linacre is not able to offer Fellows personal study-bedrooms in College; but they may reserve rooms for tutorials, seminars, social functions, and to accommodate guests. There are no teaching duties but all Fellows are expected to act as College Advisors to up to ten students to help them with any personal as well as academic problems which they may encounter. The College has arrangements to assist with the entertainment of students by their Advisors.
This post is tenable from early in the 2019/20 academic year.
Further information (including details about how to apply) can be obtained from Professor Jo-Anne Baird: email: email@example.com; tel: 01865 (2)74002.
The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Thursday 20 December 2018.
Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.