Supernumerary Teaching Fellow in Mathematics

Academic Administrator
St John's College, University of Oxford
Job Description: 



St. John’s College invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for a five-year fixed-term Supernumerary Teaching Fellowship in Mathematics (without membership of Governing Body), with effect from 1 October 2014.

The person appointed will teach undergraduates in small groups for up to a maximum of eight hours each week averaged over the three eight-week terms and play a full part in the organization of mathematics teaching in St. John’s for undergraduates reading for the BA and MMath in Mathematics and various Joint Schools. The Fellow will also be expected to share administrative and pastoral duties and to participate in the undergraduate admissions process. The election to the Fellowship will be for one year in the first instance, and renewable thereafter for up to four years, subject to a satisfactory report on the first year’s duties. No duties are required for the University, and the approval of the College must be sought before any are undertaken. The fifth and final year of the appointment is a sabbatical year to permit the Fellow to further their research.

Candidates must be able to contribute to the teaching of Mathematics to first year students preparing for the Preliminary Examination in Mathematics and the associated Joint Schools and to the teaching of second year students studying both core and optional papers in Mathematics. They must demonstrate an ability to teach effectively, to contribute to the organisation of the degree and some College administration and that they have the interpersonal skills necessary for the pastoral care of students.
Details of the Oxford University undergraduate syllabus in Mathematics can be found at

The person appointed will have completed by 1st October 2014 a doctoral degree in Mathematics and will be expected to engage in original research. The annual salary will be on the incremental scale of £26,264 - £34,223. The Fellow will be entitled to certain meals free of charge, the use of an office, and research and housing allowances.

Further particulars are available from the Academic Administrator, St. John’s College, Oxford, OX1 3JP, by contacting, or on the College’s web site. Applications (original + 5 copies), including a CV and the names and addresses of three referees, should be sent to the Academic Administrator. Applicants should ask their referees to write directly to the Academic Administrator, and both applications and references should reach the College not later than Thursday 6th February 2014. Please note that E-mailed and faxed applications will not be accepted, nor will applications received after 6th February 2014. E-mailed references may be sent to

Further information on St John’s College can be found on the College’s website at

St John’s College is an equal opportunity employer.

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Teaching Fellow, Mathematics, St John's, Oxford
Deadline for Application: 
Feb 6 2014