Academic Posts

Associate Professor of Atomic and Laser Physics
(High Energy Density Science)

Grade 30S: £48,114 – £64,605 p.a.

The Department of Physics proposes to appoint an Associate Professor (or Professor) in Atomic and Laser Physics (High Energy Density Science – HEDS). The successful candidate will also be offered a Tutorial Fellowship at Trinity College. The post is available from 1 June 2020 and the appointee is required to commence in the post by 31 July 2020.

The combined University and College salary will be in the range £48,114 – £64,605 p.a. plus a housing allowance from the College of £15,000 p.a. (or college accommodation subject to availability). An allowance of £2,804 p.a. would be payable upon award of Full Professor title. Full Professors also have access to further merit-based pay awards.

The Associate Professor will join a vigorous community of physicists exploiting high-power optical lasers and X-ray free-electron-laser (FEL) technology to create, diagnose, and understand matter at extremes of temperature and pressure, such as may be found within the interiors of planets, stars, and, for example, during inertial-confinement fusion implosions. The group at Oxford, and the CLF at STFC, have played leading roles in the development of the recently commissioned HED instrument at the European XFEL in Hamburg. The purpose of this appointment is to recruit an experimental physicist who can help exploit the UK’s significant investment in this, and other HED-relevant facilities worldwide, and to develop further our understanding of extreme states of matter. Whilst the post is for an experimentalist, the postholder will be expected to work closely with theorists, and currently several members of the department straddle the experiment-theory divide. For the first 5 years, there will be a partial secondment of the University component of the post to STFC’s Central Laser Facility, under arrangements described in the Further Particulars.

The successful candidate will hold a doctorate in physics, or a related subject, and will have a proven record of high quality creative research in HEDS at an international level. They will be an excellent teacher at undergraduate and graduate level. They will be expected to develop a world-leading research programme addressing the fundamental challenges in our understanding of extreme states of matter, to teach at undergraduate and graduate level, and to participate in administration of both Trinity College and the Physics Department.

Further particulars, containing details of the application procedure and of the duties, may be obtained below. Enquiries about the departmental role may be made to Professor Simon Hooker ( Enquiries about the college role should be addressed to:

Please quote departmental reference 143637 on all correspondence. Applicants should ensure that their referees send letters to: by the same deadline.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 10 January 2020. It is anticipated that interviews will be held in Oxford 12 – 14 February 2020.

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

Further particulars can be found here:


Career Development Fellow in Philosophy (Fixed-term)

Applications are invited for a Career Development Fellowship in Philosophy.  The successful candidate(s) will be required to be an active researcher in Philosophy; to teach in total six weighted hours per week; and to devote the equivalent of one further weighted hour a week to the role of Director of Studies for a group of students throughout the appointment. The appointment will be for a fixed period of two years in the first instance, from 1 May 2020 (or as soon as possible thereafter, and no later than 1 July 2020). The College may wish to renew the post for one further year; this will depend on the College`s longer-term plans for Philosophy teaching.

Candidates should have an excellent educational background, with a good first degree, and a doctorate either completed or very close to completion; they should not have previously held a full-time research-and-teaching post for two years or longer when taking up this post, and should demonstrate that they can reasonably be expected to advance their academic career by taking on this two-year post. They should be undertaking research of a level commensurate with being returned by Trinity College to the REF 2021. They should have the ability to teach high-achieving undergraduates in all years of study via College tutorials, and they should be able to teach a range of core or popular optional courses. Trinity currently accepts students in Classics, Modern Languages and Philosophy, PPE, and Philosophy and Theology; the person appointed will be expected to teach students across this range of courses. The Further Particulars provide details of the courses, which are also available on the Philosophy Faculty’s website, or on request from the Academic Administrator at Trinity (

Further particulars are available here: Philosophy CDF FPs 20 22

Closing date for applications: 12 noon (UK time) on Thursday 9 January 2020.

Interviews will be held in Trinity College on Thursday 6 February 2020.

Trinity College is an Equal Opportunities Employer; we encourage all applicants to complete the attached equal opportunity monitoring form.



Applications are invited for a stipendiary Junior Research Fellowship, tenable for three years from 1 April 2020 (or as soon after this date as possible), in Constitutional Law and / or Constitutional Theory. The successful candidate is likely to be at or near the postdoctoral level. This post is sponsored by the Programme for the Foundations of Law and Constitutional Government at the University of Oxford. The Junior Research Fellow must engage in original research, and may undertake a limited amount of teaching with the consent of the College. The starting salary is point 30 on the HE single pay spine (currently £33,199 p.a., reviewed annually), rising to points 31 and 32 on this scale in years 2 and 3 of the appointment.

Applications should be submitted by email to the Academic Administrator, Trinity College, Oxford ( by noon (UK time) on Thursday 14 November 2019. Full details of items to include in the application are specified in the Further Particulars. Short-listed candidates will be invited to attend an interview in Oxford (or by Skype, for candidates based outside the UK) on Friday 29 November 2019. 

Further particulars, including details of salary and other benefits, are available here: Law 2019 JRF Further Particulars

Trinity College is an Equal Opportunities Employer; we encourage all applicants to complete the attached equal opportunity monitoring form.

Non-Academic Posts

Junior Chef de Partie

Trinity College wishes to appoint a Junior Chef de Partie. This appointment is on a fixed term contract for twelve months from 1st January through 30th September 2020. The salary will be £23,000 p.a. pro rata, plus other benefits.

Further particulars are available here: Job Discription Junior Chef De Partie 2019

To apply, please email with your CV and a covering letter.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 13th December.

Trinity College is an Equal Opportunities Employer; we encourage all applicants to complete the attached equal opportunity monitoring form.

Alumni & Events Officer (Maternity Cover)

Trinity College wishes to appoint a personable and highly motivated individual to join its small but ambitious alumni and fund-raising team in the varied and challenging role of Alumni & Events Officer.

Working with the others in the Alumni & Development Office, the successful applicant will, primarily, be responsible for managing an exciting and diverse programme of events in Oxford, and elsewhere, to enable the College to engage further with its 5,000 Old Members and Friends.   The post will also carry responsibility for organising matriculation and the four graduation ceremonies at which Trinity presents students over the year.

The successful applicant will be responsible for sending out invitations, processing bookings, taking payments and organising every aspect of the events.  The post-holder will also be expected to attend the events to ensure they run smoothly and will be given the opportunity to assist in other aspects of the office’s activities.

The successful applicant will have a high level of IT skills, be a stickler for accuracy and have strong written and verbal communication skills, as well as a polite, friendly personable nature and the confidence to interact with a wide range of people.  Relevant previous experience is desirable.

This appointment is on a fixed term contract for twelve months from February 2020 – February 2021 and the appointee will be subject to satisfactory completion of a six-week probationary period.   Depending on qualifications and experience, the salary will be between £23,500 and £25,000 p.a., plus other benefits.

Further particulars are available here: Alumni & Events Officer

To apply, please email with your CV and a covering letter.

The closing date for applications is noon on Monday 9 December and interviews will be held on Tuesday 17 December.

Trinity College is an Equal Opportunities Employer; we encourage all applicants to complete the attached equal opportunity monitoring form.