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Source: http://doksi.net Rhodes Professorship of American History in association with St Catherine’s College Outline of the post Following the election of Professor Richard Carwardine to the Presidency of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, the University intends to appoint a Rhodes Professor of American History with effect from 1 October 2011, or as soon as possible thereafter. The Rhodes Professorship, housed within the History Faculty, is open to scholars of any period of the history of the United States and its antecedents. Its holder is the senior member of a group of 5 American historians in the Oxford Centre for Research in US History, housed in and supported by the Rothermere American Institute. The Rhodes Professorship is the central post in signalling the continued commitment of the Faculty, the Division and the University, to retaining Oxford’s position as an unsurpassed UK university for the study of American history. The successful candidate will provide research

leadership in US history both within and beyond the University. The History Faculty will wish to appoint a historian of exceptional and international reputation, who has clear plans for developing an ambitious and sustainable research agenda, and who would have the reputation, connections, and opportunities to make a tangible impact within and beyond the academic environment. The Rhodes Professorship is associated with St Catherine’s College. Founded in 1962, its striking modern architecture and new ideas reflected a move towards the open, contemporary culture that is still fundamental to St Catherine’s approach today. The College’s grade 1 listed buildings, and their fittings and furniture, were designed by the Danish architect Arne Jacobsen and attract visitors from around the world. They are located in a peaceful setting adjacent to the University Parks. The chair is substantially funded by income from the Rhodes Trust. Queries about the History Faculty should be addressed to

the Faculty Board Secretary, Dr Richard Sykes, at richard.sykes@historyoxacuk or telephone: +44 (0) 1865 615006 All enquiries will be treated in strict confidence; they will not form part of the selection decision. History at Oxford The collegiate University of Oxford has perhaps the largest number of scholars and teachers of history in the world, and is a leader in both its teaching and its research. Nearly 100 permanent University postholders teach an extraordinary range of options across a broad chronological sweep. Student numbers are large across the University, though divided into smaller cohorts by College. There are about 1000 undergraduates reading for the Final Honour School of History, for the joint schools with English, Modern Languages, Politics, Economics and Ancient History, and the History of Art; and there are c.450 graduate students pursuing research for higher degrees. Oxford’s unrivalled teaching and research facilities mean that the History Faculty attracts a

large number of high quality graduate students to work in an extended range of fields. Graduate students come to study degrees of different lengths and structures. These range 1 Source: http://doksi.net from taught one-year (MSt or MSc) and two-year (MPhil) degrees to rather longer research degrees, most notably the doctorate (DPhil). Doctoral students are always assigned their own supervisor, but are integrated into a wider research culture by way of participation in seminars and conferences, and – particularly during the early stages of their studies - through a research training programme. Graduate students on shorter courses are taught in small seminars, with individual supervision provided for dissertation work. By tradition the Faculty has encouraged all graduate students to pursue their personal lines of thought and research within an intellectually challenging and supportive framework of seminars, classes and training sessions. Although students undertaking research

degrees (MLitt or DPhil) must follow an agreed programme of classes and seminars in their first year, the formal structuring of the training is not restrictive. Taught Masters degrees similarly allow for a substantial percentage of individually-focused research. Further information about the History Faculty, its courses, and its members and their research interests may be found on the History website: www.historyoxacuk American History at Oxford American History enjoys great vitality at Oxford thanks to its dynamic expansion in recent years. The Oxford Centre for Research in United States History (OxCRUSH) brings together the History Faculty’s Americanists, associated faculty in sister disciplines and the research community of the Rothermere American Institute. In addition to hosting a weekly research seminar series, OxCRUSH convenes one-off local, national and international conferences. These activities draw on the resources of the Rothermere American Institute, housed in a new,

purpose-built and elegant building, as well as the close involvement of the annual Harmsworth visiting Professor of American History and Oxford’s distinguished postholders. Besides the Rhodes and Harmsworth Professors, our historians of America include Dr Gareth Davies, Dr Jay Sexton, Dr Peter Thompson, and Dr Stephen Tuck. Oxford’s History Faculty, post-doctoral Fellows and a burgeoning community of graduate students enjoy the resources of the Vere Harmsworth Library, housed in Rothermere American Institute, which provides excellent, and – following a recent major award from the Mellon Foundation -- fast-growing, resources for research. OxCRUSH facilitates regular scholarly exchanges between scholars based in Oxford and colleagues based in the United States and Europe. It draws on established links with Princeton University and the University of Virginia, long standing associations with bodies such as the Omohundro Institute and the McNeil Center, and close connections with

other UK and European universities to serve as a portal for transatlantic research and discussion. The successful applicant will be expected to assume a chief role in the research activities and grant applications of the Americanist group. Further information about OxCRUSH, its members and recent publications can be found at http://www.historyoxacuk/research/clusters/oxcrush/oxcrushhtm Selection criteria Applications will be judged only against the criteria which are set out below. Applicants should make sure that their application shows very clearly how they believe that their skills and experience meet these criteria. Oxford is committed to fairness, consistency and transparency in selection decisions, and unsuccessful applicants may request feedback against the published selection criteria for the 2 Source: http://doksi.net specific post. (We are, however, unable to provide general advice about the suitability of applicants’ cvs for future vacancies in Oxford or elsewhere.)

Chairs of selection committees (known as electoral boards) will be aware of the principles of equality of opportunity and fair selection and there will be a member of each gender wherever possible. The successful candidate will have and be able to show evidence of the following. (i) An outstanding research and publications record in his/her field of American history, with an international reputation that will contribute to and enhance the profile of the History Faculty. The Electoral Board may ask for copies of publications prior to interview. (ii) Outstanding current and projected research in a field of American history, with a record of – and clear plans for – success in securing major external research funding. (iii) The ability to offer leadership in encouraging research achievement and nurturing a research culture within the faculty, including leadership in obtaining research grants. (iv) A record of successful graduate teaching and supervision, and experience of graduate

taught courses. (v) A broad vision of the scope of his/her field of history of American history, wide historical interests, and a wish to encourage interaction with other disciplines. (vi) The ability and readiness to lecture at an appropriate level to undergraduate audiences in an interesting and engaging manner in the candidate’s own field of research, but also on a wider range of topics. (vii) The ability and readiness to contribute effectively to Faculty administration and leadership through Faculty structures. (viii) The ability and readiness to initiate the organisation of and to participate in conferences, seminars and other research meetings. (ix) The ability and readiness to create and maintain links with other History departments in the UK and abroad, and with cognate Faculties and Departments in Oxford and elsewhere. And (x) more generally, a commitment to the development of History as a discipline through editorships and memberships of public bodies, and a readiness to

defend and promote history as a discipline in the wider public sphere. Duties The Rhodes Professor of American History will be a member of both the University and the College community. He or she will be part of a lively and intellectually stimulating research community which performs to the highest international levels in research and publications and will have access to the excellent research facilities which Oxford offers. He or she will have a role to play in the running of the College as a member and trustee of its Governing Body. 3 Source: http://doksi.net Research The Rhodes Professor will be required to undertake research of international standing and maintain a distinguished record of publication in his or her field of medieval, early modern or modern history. He or she will be expected to secure significant external research funding Academic Leadership The Rhodes Professor will be expected to offer leadership in encouraging research achievement and nurturing a research

culture within the Faculty, including offering leadership in the generation of external research income. He or she will also be expected to encourage interaction with other disciplines. Teaching The Rhodes Professor will be required to deliver lectures and give instruction in his/her chosen field in every term, under the direction of the Faculty Board, and in particular to lecture, or hold classes, in at least two of the three university terms and to give at least thirty-six lectures or classes in all, and not less than twelve in each of two terms. The Rhodes Professor is expected to fulfil the lecturing obligation partly by giving lectures and holding classes for undergraduates and partly by giving lectures or classes and holding seminars suitable for graduate students. Undergraduate: The Rhodes Professor will contribute to undergraduate and graduate taught courses according to his/her expertise. Whilst the appointee will be expected to develop new specialist papers, the existing

papers in US history to which he/she may be asked to contribute, according to his or her expertise, are: For the Preliminary Examination (Year one): • Lectures and/or classes in support of the following Optional Subject paper: The American Empire, 1823-1904 For the Final Honour Schools (Years two and three): • Lectures/tutorials in support of the following General History papers: XV. Britain’s North American Colonies: From Settlement to Independence, 1600-1812; XVI. From Colonies to Nation: the History of the United States 1776-1877; XVII. The History of the United States since 1863 • Lectures/classes/tutorials in support of the following Further Subject: The Age of Jefferson, 1774-1826 • Lectures/classes/tutorials in support of the following Special Subject: Slavery, and the Crisis of the Union, 1854-1865 • Tutorials in support of undergraduate research dissertation projects For further details of the BA Honours programmes in History, and History Joint Schools,

see http://www.historyoxacuk/studentshtm The Rhodes Professor will also be expected to take the lead role in coordination and development of the MSt in the History of the United States of America. Details of taught Masters programmes in History can be found at http://www.historyoxacuk/postgrad/pg sect pgthtm The Rhodes Professor will also be expected to undertake supervision of dissertations for MSt, MPhil and DPhil students. 4 Source: http://doksi.net There will be opportunity for the Rhodes Professor to develop, in co-operation with others, new undergraduate and graduate courses that reflect his/her research interests. Examining The Rhodes Professor will be required to take part in university examining as and when requested to do so by the Examinations Sub-Committee of the History Faculty Board, unless he or she can show reasonable cause, to the satisfaction of the Vice-Chancellor and Proctors, why on a particular occasion he or she should not do so. (This requirement does not

apply to invitations from faculty boards or divisional boards to examine theses submitted for research degrees.) Supervision The Rhodes Professor will be required to act as the supervisor of graduate students pursuing research degrees as and when requested to do so by a faculty board, divisional board, or other competent body, unless he or she can show reasonable cause, to the satisfaction of the body concerned, why on a particular occasion he or she should not do so. Tutorial teaching The Rhodes Professor may not undertake more than six hours college teaching per week without the permission of the divisional board concerned. Administration The Rhodes Professor will be expected to contribute effectively to Faculty administration and leadership through engagement with and participation in Faculty structures. Headship of Department This Rhodes Professorship is held in the History Faculty. The Faculty is not departmentally organized, but instead managed by a Faculty Board, led by an

elected Chair of the Board, who normally holds office for three years. The Chair of the Faculty Board until 2012 is Professor Chris Wickham. The successful candidate would be expected to accept nomination to the Chair of the Faculty Board for three years, or other senior faculty office, if elected by the Faculty Board. Further information Research activity in the History Faculty The Faculty has an integrated strategy for the promotion and support of research by its staff. It aims to foster a supportive research culture, to provide staff with the time and facilities to conduct productive and satisfying research, and to enhance the Faculty’s international reputation as a leading research centre. The Faculty both supports the traditional individual model of historical research and encourages collaborative projects. The key elements of the strategy are: • peer mentoring and review of research plans and progress; • financial support for research travel, research assistance, and

editorial help; • a standard sabbatical leave system, with the possibility of additional leave in special cases; • research collaborations with other institutions, such as the Oxford-Princeton partnership, and a range of ad hoc arrangements; 5 Source: http://doksi.net • energetic encouragement and support of externally-funded research projects, and for internal and interdisciplinary collaborations; • a dedicated Research Hall, to provide space and facilities for research centres, postdoctoral fellows, research assistants and visiting academics; • a full-time Research Development Officer to assist in the formulation of research plans and funding bids Research in the Faculty is focused around, and facilitated by, seven formal research centres and twenty informal research clusters. Research centres provide focal points for major individual and collaborative research projects, and for the organisation of conferences and workshops, and can call upon administrative

support from within the Faculty. They include the Oxford Centre for Research in United States History (for details, see above). A list of current externally funded research projects can be found at on the Research Page of the History Faculty website and information about the research interests and publications of staff of the History Faculty can be found on the Staff Page (www.historyoxacuk) Library provision Oxford University has excellent library holdings for modern history. Key libraries include: • The Bodleian Library (a copyright library with some 8 million books); • The Vere Harmsworth Library, Rothermere Institute (American history); • The Taylor Institution Library (European languages and Literature); • The Sackler Library (Western Art, Ancient History and Classical Archaeology); • The History Faculty Library (a borrowing library); • The Theology Faculty Library; • The English Faculty Library; • The Oriental Studies Library; • The Indian

Institute Library; • The Rhodes House Library; • The Social Sciences Library, housing resources for Area Studies and International Relations. The range of central University provision is supported by college libraries. The OLIS cataloguing system incorporates the holdings of all major and most college libraries. The University and colleges also house a number of world-class museum collections supported by expert curators, notably the Ashmolean Museum and the Museum for the History of Science, the Pitt Rivers Museum, and the Christ Church Picture Gallery. Additional research support The History Faculty makes an annual allowance to its postholders for research expenses, and makes additional funds available for organising conferences in Oxford. Annual career development reviews identify those staff who may need extra support in achieving their 6 Source: http://doksi.net research objectives, e.g through relief from teaching or administrative burdens Many postholders have been

able to secure seed-corn funding for specific research projects from the University’s John Fell Fund, which has enabled them then to obtain major external funding. New professors in the Humanities are eligible to apply to the Faculty Board for a start-up grant of up to £7,500 to cover the cost of IT equipment, travel, conference attendance, books, etc. Other staff in history The Faculty also benefits from close links with other Faculties, notably English Language and Literature, Medieval and Modern Languages, and Oriental Studies in the Humanities Division, and with the departments of Area Studies, Politics and International Relations, and Economics in the Social Sciences Division, as well as holders of college posts and the staff of the Bodleian Library and the Ashmolean Museum. Divisional structure There are four academic divisions in the University. The History Faculty is part of the Humanities Division along with the Faculties of Classics, English, Linguistics, Modern Languages,

Music, Oriental Studies, Philosophy, and Theology, as well as the Ruskin School of Drawing, and the Rothermere American Institute. Further information about the structure of the University can be found at: http://www.oxacuk/about the university/introducing oxford/the structure of the university/ Faculty structure The Faculty is managed by the History Faculty Board, meeting twice a term, and its Chair, who is currently appointed for a period of three years. Other permanent academic staff hold two-year Faculty office appointments, such as the Director of Graduate Studies, the Co-ordinator of Undergraduate Studies, Admissions Officer, and Schools Liaison Officer. Faculty facilities and support The work of the Board is supported by a full time administrative staff of fourteen, including four staff working on the undergraduate degree admissions, administration and examining and three staff in graduate studies. Administration is currently based in the History Faculty building in the Old

Boys’ High School in George Street, Oxford. Departmental funding arrangements, including details of research income, charityrelated overheads etc. The History Faculty Board has an annual budget of around £8.5 million, of which around £8 million is allocated to academic salary costs and related infrastructure charges. The Faculty, including its sub-units, the History of Art Department and the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, currently has annual research income of around £2 million, including major project grants from the Wellcome Trust, the AHRC, the Leverhulme Trust, and the Mellon Foundation. Space available The Rothermere Institute provides an office for the Rhodes Professor, who is also provided with a working and teaching room at St Catherine’s College. When the Faculty moves to the planned Radcliffe Observatory Quarter in North Oxford, the History Faculty Board will also provide a working and teaching room within the new building, and in the meantime undertakes

to provide space for any research assistants employed on research grants secured by the Rhodes Professor. 7 Source: http://doksi.net The Oxford Collegiate system As well as working in the History Faculty the appointee will also be a fellow of St Catherine’s College. There are 38 self-governing and independent colleges at Oxford, giving both academic staff and students the benefits of belonging to a small, interdisciplinary community as well as to a large, internationally-renowned institution. The collegiate system fosters a strong sense of community, bringing together leading academics and students across subjects, and from different cultures and countries. St Catherine’s College The Rhodes Professorship of American History will be held in association with a nonstipendiary Professorial Fellowship at St Catherine’s College, which confers full Senior Common Room membership and Common Table Right (i.e breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided free of charge on weekdays when the

College is open; it is closed for 5 weeks each year) and the right to a room in College. The successful candidate will be a member of the College’s Governing Body. It is hoped that the person appointed will be willing to take a full part in the administration of the College, attending Governing Body meetings and acting as a member of College committees when called upon to do so. St Catherines College is one of the largest colleges in Oxford, with around 60 Fellows, 70 lecturers, 245 graduate students, 450 undergraduates, and 50 visiting students. Its founding Master, Alan Bullock (Lord Bullock), established the College in the 1960s. Its striking modern architecture and new ideas reflected a move towards the open, contemporary culture that is still fundamental to St Catherine’s approach today. St Catherine’s admitted its first students in 1962, when it was founded as a College of the University of Oxford. Previously, the College existed as a non-residential society within the

University. Undergraduates are admitted to read all subjects except Ancient History, Archaeology and Anthropology, Classics, Earth Sciences, and Theology, and the overall composition of membership is divided equally between arts and sciences. The College’s grade 1 listed buildings, and their fittings and furniture, were designed by the Danish architect Arne Jacobsen and attract visitors from around the world. They are located in a peaceful setting adjacent to the University Parks. In addition to the normal college facilities, St Catherine’s has three lecture theatres, seminar rooms, a specially designed music house, and spacious common rooms. A new building housing accommodation, lecture rooms and a new lodge was completed in 2004. History has been a subject of major importance at St Catherine’s from both a teaching and a research perspective from the time of its foundation by Alan Bullock. In addition to the Rhodes Professorship of American History, two University Lecturerships

in History and the History of Art are associated with the College. These are currently held by Dr Gervase Rosser, a specialist in medieval English and Italian social, religious and art history, and Dr Marc Mulholland, a specialist in the history of modern Ireland. The College usually admits twelve undergraduates each year to read for the Final Honour Schools of History (including small numbers reading for the Joint Schools with Politics, Modern Languages, English and Economics). The College will not expect the Rhodes Professor to take any responsibility for the organisation, supervision and teaching of History, but it is hoped that the presence of the Rhodes Professor will encourage graduate and undergraduate interest in American History in the College. Sabbatical leave and outside commitments All professors may apply for sabbatical leave to allow them to focus on their research. In general, one term of leave is available for each six terms worked. This leave may either be taken as one

term of leave after 6 terms of service, or accumulated and taken as one year of leave after 6 years of service. 8 Source: http://doksi.net Professors may also spend up to 30 working days in each year on projects outside their employment duties, such as consultancy, spin-out activity and membership of research councils and other bodies, and there is no limit to the amount of money which staff may earn from these activities. Full details are available on the university website at http://www.adminoxacuk/ps/staff/codes/outsidecovshtml Guidance on ownership of intellectual property (http://www.adminoxacuk/statutes/regulations/182-052shtml) and managing conflicts of interest (http://www.adminoxacuk/rso/integrity/#Conflict) is also available on the university website. Pay and conditions Salary, benefits and pension The salary of the appointee will be determined by the Vice-Chancellor, after appropriate consultation. In addition the professor will be eligible for consideration, in regular

reviews, for one of a number of additional salary awards which may be made in recognition of outstanding academic distinction and/or contribution to the academic work of the University (e.g in leadership in, or in the development of, some field of study) The salaries of professors at Oxford are generally above the average of those in other leading UK universities. An additional allowance (currently £13,445) will be payable in respect of any period during which the professor is head of faculty. This is pensionable if the post is held for three years Any allowance payable for a period of less than three years will not, however, be pensionable. The University operates a generous final salary pension scheme, the Universities Superannuation Scheme, which eligible staff may join. Details are available on the website at http://www.adminoxacuk/finance/pensions/USS/ Relocation expenses The University has a generous relocation expenses scheme for eligible staff, which covers removal and

travelling expenses connected with relocation, as well as up to £6,500 to cover professional fees in appropriate cases. Further details are available on the website at http://www.adminoxacuk/finance/salaries expenses/relocation/ Assistance with house purchase Where difficulty arises in regard to housing for a professor moving to the Oxford area to take up appointment (e.g as may be the case where the move is from an area in which housing costs are substantially lower than in Oxford), the University will facilitate arrangements to assist house purchase. Residence Professors are required to reside within the University (i.e within twenty-five miles of Carfax, the central point of Oxford) during at least six months in each academic year, between 1 October and 1 August, and in particular during not less than six weeks of each term. Length of appointment The professorship is tenable until retirement. The normal retirement age is 65, but those who are able to demonstrate an interest in a

later retirement date under the University’s procedures (details are available on request) may retire at a later date. 9 Source: http://doksi.net Family support The University has generous maternity and adoption leave arrangements, and also offers support leave to fathers and partners. Details are available on the website at http://www.adminoxacuk/ps/staff/family/ All staff are eligible to apply to use the University nurseries (although there is a long waiting list for nursery places), and the full range of tax and National Insurance savings scheme is in operation. Details are available on the University’s childcare website at http://www.adminoxacuk/eop/child/ The University will try to accommodate flexible working patterns as far as possible and there is considerable flexibility in the organisation of duties. More information on family support and flexible working policies is available on the website at http://www.adminoxacuk/ps/staff/family/ Facilities and services The

University has a range of facilities and benefits for its staff; more details are available on the website at http://www.adminoxacuk/ps/staff/benefits/ The University Disability Office provides support to staff and students with a disability and may be contacted through its website at http://www.adminoxacuk/eop/disab/ Equality of opportunity The policy and practice of the University of Oxford require that all staff are offered equal opportunities within employment. Entry into employment with the University and progression within employment will be determined only by personal merit and the application of criteria which are related to the duties of each particular post and the relevant salary structure. In all cases, ability to perform the job will be the primary consideration. Subject to statutory provisions, no applicant or member of staff will be treated less favourably than another because of his or her gender, marital or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, religion or

belief, racial group, age or disability. The University of Oxford The University of Oxford aims to sustain excellence in every area of its teaching and research, and to maintain and develop its position as a leader amongst world-class universities. Placing an equally high value on research and on teaching, the colleges, departments and faculties of Oxford aspire both to lead the international research agenda and to offer a unique and exceptional education to our undergraduate and graduate students. Oxford’s self-governing community of scholars includes university professors, readers, and lecturers, college tutors, senior and junior research fellows and over 2,500 other university research staff. The University aims to provide facilities and support for colleagues to pursue innovative research and outstanding teaching, by responding to developments in the intellectual environment and society at large, and by forging close links with the wider academic world, the professions, industry

and commerce. The Strategic Plan, detailing strategy for the period 2008-12, can be found at http://www.adminoxacuk/pra/planningcycle/stratplanshtml Research at Oxford combines disciplinary depth with an increasing focus on inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary activities addressing a rich and diverse range of issues, from deciphering ancient texts and inscriptions using modern scientific and computational methods developed in Oxford, through to global health, climate change, ageing, energy and the effects on our world of rapid technological change. 10 Source: http://doksi.net Oxford seeks to admit undergraduate students with the intellectual potential to benefit fully from the college tutorial system and small group learning to which Oxford is deeply committed. Meeting in small groups with their tutor, undergraduates are exposed to rigorous scholarly challenge and learn to develop their critical thinking, their ability to articulate their views with clarity, and their personal

and intellectual confidence. They receive a high level of personal attention from leading academics. Oxford has a strong postgraduate student body which now numbers about 7,000, well over a third of the full-time students. Postgraduates are attracted to Oxford by the international standing of the faculty, by the rigorous intellectual training on offer, by the excellent research and laboratory facilities available, and by the resources of the museums and libraries, including one of the world’s greatest libraries, the Bodleian. Overseas applicants Potential applicants from outside the UK will find information about life in the UK (taxation, healthcare, education etc.) at http://www.adminoxacuk/finance/salaries expenses/relocation/; the sections on financial and personal considerations will be particularly helpful. Medical questionnaire and the right to work in the UK The appointment will be subject to the satisfactory completion of a medical questionnaire and the provision of proof of

the right to work in the UK. Applicants who would need a work visa if appointed to the post are asked to note that under the UK’s new points-based migration system they will need to demonstrate that they have sufficient points, and in particular that: (i) they have sufficient English language skills (evidenced by having passed a test in basic English, or coming from a majority English-speaking country, or having taken a degree taught in English). and (ii) that they have sufficient funds to maintain themselves and any dependents until they receive their first salary payment. Further information is available at: http://www.ukbahomeofficegovuk/workingintheuk/tier1/general/eligibility/ How to apply There is no application form. Applications must include: • your full contact details including email and full postal addresses, and a telephone number • a covering letter or statement explaining how you meet the criteria set out above • a full CV and publications list • an

indication of where you first heard about this post • the names and contact details (postal and email addresses, telephone and fax numbers) of precisely three referees. 11 Source: http://doksi.net You should contact all three of your referees before applying, to ensure they are aware of your application and of the requirements for the post, and to ensure that they would be content to write a reference for you for this post, if they were asked to do so. The University will assume that it is free to approach your referees at any stage unless your application specifies otherwise. Therefore if you would prefer a referee or referees to be approached only with your specific permission or if you would prefer them to be approached only if you are being called for interview on the final short list, then you must state this in your application, alongside the details of the relevant referee(s). You should provide the names and full contact details of three referees even if you do not wish

them to be contacted yet. If you are shortlisted but only Oxford references are available for you, you will be asked at a later stage to provide the name of an additional referee outside Oxford. Applications should be sent by email to Dr Gwen Booth, Personnel Officer, Senior Appointments at professorships@admin.oxacuk The deadline for applications is Monday 4 October 2010. Should you have any queries about how to apply, please contact Mrs Elaine Eastgate at professorships@admin.oxacuk or telephone: +44 (0) 1865 280189 Oxford welcomes applications from candidates who have a disability; applicants invited for interview will be asked whether they require any particular arrangements to make the interview more convenient and effective for them. All data supplied by candidates will be used only for the purposes of determining their suitability for the post and will be held in accordance with the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998 and the University’s Data Protection Policy

(available on the website at http://www.adminoxacuk/councilsec/dp/policyshtml) Consideration of applications All applications will be acknowledged as soon as possible after receipt and will be considered by the board of electors as soon as possible after the closing date. The full membership of the board of electors will be published in the University Gazette (http://www.oxacuk/gazette/) as soon as it is finalised WD110-0710 GEB1/SMC 12