University of Oxford

University of Oxford

Course Director, Intelligent Earth CDT

United Kingdom

Closing in 5 days

Course Director, Intelligent Earth CDT

We are seeking to recruit to the post of Course Director for the Intelligent Earth Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in AI for the Environment.

As Course Director, you will use your research expertise in AI and/or quantitative environmental sciences, working closely with the Academic Director to develop and deliver the curriculum and training programme with academics across Oxford for this exciting new CDT, training cohorts of around 20 doctoral students annually.

Although the CDT is primarily based within the MPLS Doctoral Training Centre, it spans many different departments across the University and a broad portfolio of external partners, drawing on expertise and resources to provide a highly interdisciplinary student experience. It combines taught courses in environmental sciences, research projects, transferable professional skills training and research seminars with a focus on tackling some of the most pressing environmental issues using AI and ML.

With the support of the Programme Manager, you will be responsible for the day to day running and monitoring of the training programme, ensuring that it is relevant, focused and fulfils the requirements of the students, academics, partners and funding body.

This post provides the opportunity to contribute to teaching areas of the curriculum within your field of specialism and you will develop and deliver activities which foster the cohort ethos and which support the EEDI aims of the programme.

This part time role (50%) can be matched with existing funding to create a full-time post for an extended period of time and could therefore suit post- holders of post-doctoral fellowships, subject to approval by the funding body and the department(s)/college where the fellowship is held.

Information on the programme can be found here: Intelligent Earth Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in AI for the Environment.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application and details of two referees. If you do not wish the University to contact your referees before being progressed to the shortlist stage, please answer the relevant reference questions accordingly.

Only applications received before midday (UK time) on Wednesday 28th February 2024 can be considered. Please quote reference 170736 in all correspondence.

Contact Person : Prof Philip Stier Vacancy ID : 170736 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 28-Feb-2024 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 8 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : £45,585 - £54,395 with a discretionary range to £59,421 per annum (pro rata)

Job details


Course Director, Intelligent Earth CDT


University of Oxford


United Kingdom


February 03, 2024

Application deadline

February 28, 2024

Job type



Agricultural Science,Computer Science,Engineering,Geosciences,Physics

About the employer

The University of Oxford is the oldest university in the English-speaking world, and is actually so ancient that its founding date is unknown – though it is thought that teaching took place there as early as the 11th century. It’s located in and around the medieval city center of Oxford, dubbed “the dreaming city of spires” by the 19th century poet Matthew Arnold, and comprises 44 colleges and halls as well as the largest library system in the UK. 

There are 22,000 students at Oxford in total, around half of whom are undergraduates, while 40 per cent are international students. A quarter of the city of Oxford’s residents are students, giving the city the youngest population in the UK. 

The University of Oxford does not have a main campus, its buildings and facilities instead being scattered around the medieval city center. Its colleges each have a distinctive character and traditions often dating back centuries. Colleges are self-governing institutions to which students usually apply directly. There are four academic divisions within Oxford University: Humanities, Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences; Medical Sciences; and Social Sciences. The university’s particular strength is the sciences, and it is ranked number one in the world for medicine.

Oxford is a youthful and cosmopolitan city with plenty to see and do. There are dozens of historic and iconic buildings, including the Bodleian Libraries, Ashmolean Museum, Sheldonian Theatre, the cathedral, and the colleges themselves.  Students can choose to spend their time studying or avail themselves of the many extracurricular activities available. There’s a strong musical life at Oxford, with clubs and societies spanning all genres, from jazz, through to classical and folk. Oxford is also ranked highly for sport, with its top rowers taking part every year in the world-famous boat race with the University of Cambridge on the River Thames. Drama lovers are also well catered for, with one of the largest and most vibrant university drama scenes in the country.

Oxford has an alumni network of over 250,000 individuals, including more than 120 Olympic medalists, 26 Nobel Prize winners, seven poets laureate, and over 30 modern world leaders (including Bill Clinton, Aung San Suu Kyi, Indira Ghandi and 26 UK Prime Ministers). 

It has a friendly rivalry with Cambridge for the title of best university in the UK and is regularly ranked as being one of the top three universities in the world. Notable Oxford thinkers and scientists include Tim Berners-Lee, Stephen Hawking and Richard Dawkins.

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