Career Development Fellowship in Astrophysics

Job Summary

Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Christ Church, University of Oxford
Number of Positions Available
Work Arrangement

Job Description

Christ Church, invites applications for a five-year Career Development Fellow (CDF) from 1 January 2023, or as soon as possible thereafter. The post is funded by Christ Church but the candidate will also be a member of the Department of Physics, University of Oxford.

The post is offered on a full-time, fixed term basis for 5-years. The Governing Body has a policy of fostering academics’ career-development by means of Career Development Fellowships. In order to achieve a flow-through of appointments so that this policy can, as circumstances permit, be continued into the future for other academics’ career-development, it is an essential feature of these Fellowships that they are time-limited and cannot be renewed. Therefore, the appointment carries with it no expectation of permanent employment at Christ Church.

The fellow will be an associate member of the Hintze Centre for Astrophysical Surveys in the sub-department of Astrophysics: and pursue a forefront research programme in one of the research strands of the Centre, namely Galaxy Evolution, the Dark Universe or the Transient Universe. The College hosts a thriving research community in Physics and Astrophysics, with a substantial representation at undergraduate, graduate, research fellow and faculty levels. The role will involve undertaking and publishing research, undergraduate and graduate teaching, and graduate supervision. It will also encompass administrative, governance, outreach, and pastoral duties for both Christ Church and the Department.

Salary will be in the range £42,149-£50,296 per annum (current rates), according to qualifications and experience. New appointments are usually made at the first point of the scale.

The successful candidate should hold a doctorate in Physics, Astrophysics or other relevant discipline, should be able to demonstrate a high standard of research potential and achievement depending on experience, and have the ability to enthuse and inspire students at both undergraduate and graduate level through tutorials, classes, lectures, and supervision. Applicants should have an interest in promoting a culture of equality and diversity in the workplace.

Further particulars, including instructions about how to apply, may be downloaded from The deadline for applications is noon on 18 August 2022. Interviews are expected to be held during w.c 26 September 2022.

Applications are particularly welcome from women, and black and minority ethnic candidates who are under-represented in academic posts at Oxford.

The University of Oxford is committed to fostering an inclusive culture which promotes equality, values diversity and maintains a working, learning and social environment in which the rights and dignity of all its staff and students are respected. We recognise that the broad range of experiences that a diverse staff and student body brings strengthens our research and enhances our teaching, and that in order for Oxford to remain a world-leading institution we must continue to provide a diverse, inclusive, fair, and open environment that allows everyone to grow and flourish.

Compensation and Benefits

Compensation Range
$50,477USD to $60,234USD

Application Details

Publication Start Date
2022 Jul 08
Application Deadline
2022 Aug 18


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