Associate Professorship (or Professorship) of Evolution and Development (19 Jan)

Salary: From: £46,336 p.a.

The Department of Zoology and Merton College are recruiting an Associate Professor or Professor in Evolution and Development with effect from 1 September 2018. The post is full-time and, upon completion of a successful review, permanent. The successful candidate will be offered a Tutorial Fellowship by Merton College, under arrangements described in the further particulars.

Applications are particularly encouraged from candidates with a strong background in evolutionary or comparative developmental biology. Applicants with interests in other areas of animal developmental biology are also encouraged to apply, but should emphasise the relationships between their research and other fields using evolution as the core framework.

The successful candidate will be expected to lead a research programme and research group, give undergraduate lectures and tutorials, supervise graduate students and carry out examining and administrative duties in the Department and the College. The successful candidate will hold a doctorate and postdoctoral experience in the field of evolutionary or comparative developmental biology.

The salary scale will be from £46,336 p.a. plus additional benefits including a College household allowance (currently £10,000 p.a.) or free college accommodation plus a smaller residence allowance (see JD for further details). An allowance of £2,700 p.a. would be payable upon award of Full Professor title. Other allowances are detailed in the further particulars.

The post is full-time and, upon completion of a successful review, permanent.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online, the reference is 132452.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 19 January 2018.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are underrepresented in academic posts in Oxford.

Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy has changed. With effect from 1 October 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above have a retirement age of the 30 September before the 69th birthday. All employees at Grades 1-7 do not have a set retirement age. Further details are available here: