University of Oxford

Oxford University Gazette, 27 May 2010: Appointments

Cheryl and Reece Scott Professorship of Psychiatry

In association with St John's College

Applications are invited for an endowed Professorship in Psychiatry in the University's Department of Psychiatry, associated with a fellowship at St John's College. The appointee will join a successful department, committed to undertake research which impacts on clinical practice and a college which offers a vibrant international community and excellent opportunities for interdisciplinary projects in its own Research Centre.

The chair is a full-time post endowed by the Scott family to undertake research in the causes and potential cures of autism and related neurodevelopmental disorders and to lecture and give instruction in this subject. It is desirable that the appointee be eligible to work as a psychiatrist or clinical psychologist in the UK. She or he will be expected to undertake two-three half-day clinical sessions each week, if clinically qualified, and this post would then be required to be held in conjunction with an honorary (non stipendiary) contract with the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Mental Healthcare NHS Trust.

The main departmental responsibility of the appointee will be to undertake clinical research. This will involve gaining research programme funding, leading a research group, and contributing substantially to the environment of academic excellence within the department. The postholder will also be expected to play a role in college support of medical students.

The appointment will be on an appropriate salary scale and it is anticipated that the postholder, if medically qualified, will also be eligible for an NHS Clinical Excellence Award.

Those interested should consult the further particulars at for more details about the post and for full instructions before making an application. Applications, including a covering letter and full curriculum vitae, and naming three referees, should be received no later than 26 July by Dr Gwen Booth, Personnel Officer, Senior Appointments (e-mail: Enquiries about the application process may be directed to Mrs Elaine Eastgate (, telephone: Oxford (2)80189). Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.