University of Oxford

University of Oxford

Nuffield Professor of Anaesthetic Science

United Kingdom

Closing in 79 days

Nuffield Professor of Anaesthetic Science

The Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences (NDCN) and Pembroke College intend to appoint to the Nuffield Professorship of Anaesthetic Science with effect from 1 August 2025, or as soon as possible thereafter. The University of Oxford is one of a few leading centres internationally for research in anaesthetic science. Since 2008, anaesthetics has been fully integrated as a constituent Division of the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences. Since the Nuffield Chair was established in 1937, there have been six Nuffield Professors, most recently Professor Irene Tracey.

This post is available as either a clinical or a non-clinical position. If appointed to a clinical post you must be medically qualified and will be a clinician at NHS consultant/honorary consultant level.

The Nuffield Professor of Anaesthetic Science will provide academic leadership as Head of the Division of Anaesthetics within NDCN, conduct high quality research, and further develop (the University of) Oxford's portfolio of internationally competitive research in anaesthetic science.

You will bring a sustained track record of high-quality research in anaesthetic science, though publication in peer-reviewed journals, significant grant income, and national and international collaboration. You will have a strong vision for anaesthetic science, and a commitment to leadership of the Department that will help to extend its impact on health globally and training in the discipline. For an active clinician you must be medically qualified at NHS Consultant level, GMC registered and a Member, or Fellow, of the relevant Royal College.

The University of Oxford is a member of the Athena SWAN Charter to promote women in Science, Engineering, Technology and Medicine. The University holds an Athena SWAN silver award at institutional level, and the Nuffield Department of Population Health also holds an Athena SWAN silver award.

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

Committed to equality and valuing diversity

If you would like to discuss this post, please contact Professor Kevin Talbot, Head of the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences ([email protected]).

All enquiries will be treated in strict confidence and will not form part of the selection decision.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Monday 19 August 2024.

Contact Person : Aga Bogucka Vacancy ID : 167848 Contact Number : Closing Date & Time : 19-Aug-2024 12:00 Contact Email : [email protected] Pay Scale : PROFESSOR (A20)

Job details


Nuffield Professor of Anaesthetic Science


University of Oxford


United Kingdom


May 02, 2024

Application deadline

August 19, 2024

Job type

Associate Professor/Professor



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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