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Career Development Fellowship in Engineering Science at St Hugh’s College

Deadline : October 1, 2020 .  

Apply for the Mary R. Emerson Career Development Fellowship in Engineering Science at St Hugh’s College, Oxford, tenable from 1st October 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. This is a fixed-term three-year position, and will suit an individual who has recently completed a PhD/DPhil, and who wishes to develop their academic career by furthering their research while gaining experience of teaching.

St Hugh’s College has some 420 undergraduates and around the same number of graduate students, a fellowship of 70, 50 college lecturers and a non-academic staff of 90. From its garden site in North Oxford, close to the Engineering Department St Hugh’s promotes an inclusive culture of research and rigorous intellectual engagement

The duties of the post holder will be: To carry out research of international standing, to offer an average of three hours teaching each week during term for the College; to assist in directing studies, admissions, and pastoral care of undergraduates; to promote women in Engineering Science through events with the College and University, as well as schools, industry, and the wider community


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Successful applicants will receive the following benefits

  • The stipend will be based on the University’s scale for Fixed-Term Fellows (Grade 6), starting at around £30,942 per annum;
  • There will be an initial probationary period of one year.
  • A Career Development Fellow of St Hugh’s College is entitled to free meals at common table, and some support is available for research-related costs


To be eligible, you need to fulfill the following criteria:

  • Evidence of ability to produce work of international standing within the candidate’s field of research.
  • Evidence of ability to teach undergraduate students Engineering Science at the highest
  • The candidate should have already received the degree of PhD/DPhil or equivalent at the point of application. The candidate should not normally have accumulated more than seven years (not counting career breaks) in full-time graduate study or research

The qualities that they are therefore seeking include:

  • Expertise in and enthusiasm for undergraduate teaching.
  • The ability to bring advanced research projects to fruition; excellent presentation skills; the ability to contribute to a research community.
  • Experience of publicising and advancing the role of women in STEM subjects.
  • Sympathy for the nature and aims of the University of Oxford and St Hugh’s College and enthusiasm for participating in the life of the College.


  1. Applications and references should be sent by email to the Academic Administrator, Miss Adams ([email protected]), by 9am on 20th May.
  2. Applications should be in the form of a single PDF comprising:
    • a covering letter
    • a full curriculum vitae, including a full list of publications
    • an account of teaching experience (not more than one page)
    • a proposal for a postdoctoral research project (not more than one page)
    • a proposal for outreach activities (not more than one page)
    • the details of two referees Candidates should ask their referees to submit references directly to the Academic Administrator ([email protected]) by the same deadline.

To apply Click here

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