Notices

  • Thursday 22 January 2015
  • NO. 5083
  • VOL. 145

Consultative Notices

Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division/Education Committee

Review of the Department of Earth Sciences

The Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Divisional Board is undertaking a review of the Department of Earth Sciences with the Education Committee as part of Council’s programme of rolling reviews of departments. The review will be chaired by the Deputy Head of Division, Professor Alison Etheridge, and will take place on 19 and 20 May.

The Review Committee would welcome written comments on matters falling within its terms of reference given above. These should be sent to Jared Hutchings (email: jared.hutchings@mpls.ox.ac.uk) by 17 April.

The terms of reference of the review are:

1 To review the quality of academic activities in the department by reference to:

  • international standards of excellence;
  • action taken since the last review of the department;
  • planning statements at departmental and divisional levels, and in the context of the University's mission statement and strategic/corporate plan.

In particular:

(a) the quality of the research of the department, including its participation in interdepartmental, interdivisional and interdisciplinary activities, its research profile and strategy, and future challenges and opportunities;

(b) the quality of undergraduate and graduate programmes, and their delivery and related issues, including:

  • access and admissions
  • curriculum design and programme structure
  • teaching, learning and assessment
  • the relationship between teaching and research
  • academic and pastoral support and guidance
  • the provision and use of learning resources (including staff resources)
  • specific arrangements for the pursuit of graduate studies
  • relationships with colleges
  • quality assurance mechanisms;

(c) the organisation of the department, the management structures and the relationship between the department and the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division, including such matters as:

  • strategic planning (including relationship to the divisional five-year plan and the University’s strategic/corporate plan)
  • academic and non-academic staffing and recruitment
  • student number planning
  • terms of appointment for academic staff, including career development and equal opportunities issues
  • fundraising;

(d) the relationship (structural and operational) between units within the department, and between the department and cognate subject areas, and colleges to which it is linked in teaching and research.

2 To consider the current and long-term financial position of, and funding arrangements for, the department, and its financial strategy.

Review of the Department of Engineering Science

The Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Divisional Board is undertaking a review of the Department of Engineering Science with the Education Committee, as part of Council’s programme of rolling reviews of departments. The review will be chaired by the Head of Division, Professor Alex Halliday, and will take place on 6 and 7 July.

The Review Committee would welcome written comments on matters falling within its terms of reference given above. These should be sent to Jared Hutchings (email: jared.hutchings@mpls.ox.ac.uk) by 5 June.

The terms of reference of the review are:

1 To review the quality of academic activities in the department by reference to:

  • international standards of excellence;
  • action taken since the last review of the department;
  • planning statements at departmental and divisional levels and in the context of the University's mission statement and strategic/corporate plan.

In particular:

(a) the quality of the research of the department, including its participation in interdepartmental, interdivisional and interdisciplinary activities, its research profile and strategy, and future challenges and opportunities;

(b) the quality of undergraduate and graduate programmes, and their delivery and related issues, including:

  • access and admissions
  • curriculum design and programme structure
  • teaching, learning and assessment
  • the relationship between teaching and research
  • academic and pastoral support and guidance
  • the provision and use of learning resources (including staff resources)
  • specific arrangements for the pursuit of graduate studies
  • relationships with colleges
  • quality assurance mechanisms;

(c) the organisation of the department, the management structures and the relationship between the department and the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division, including such matters as:

  • strategic planning (including relationship to the divisional five-year plan and the University’s strategic/corporate plan)
  • academic and non-academic staffing and recruitment
  • student number planning
  • terms of appointment for academic staff, including career development and equal opportunities issues
  • fundraising;

(d) the relationship (structural and operational) between units within the department, and between the department and cognate subject areas, and colleges to which it is linked in teaching and research.

2 To consider the current and long-term financial position of, and funding arrangements for, the department, and its financial strategy.

Medical Sciences Division/Education Committee

Review of the Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, the Department of Paediatrics and the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences

The Medical Sciences Board and the Education Committee of Council will jointly undertake a review of these four departments as part of Council's programme of rolling reviews of faculties and departments. The review will take place on 26 and 27 March and will be chaired by the Head of Division, Professor Alastair Buchan. A copy of the terms of reference for the review is set out below.

Terms of Reference of the Review Committee

1 To review the quality of academic activities in each department, by reference to:

  • international standards of excellence;
  • action taken since the last review of each department or of its constituent departments;
  • planning statements at department and divisional level, and in the context of the University’s Mission Statement and Strategic Plan.

In particular:

(a) the quality of the research of each department, including their participation in interdepartmental, interdivisional and interdisciplinary activities, their research profile and strategy, and future challenges and opportunities;

(b) the quality of graduate programmes and their delivery and related issues, including:

  • access and admissions
  • curriculum design and programme structure
  • teaching, learning and assessment
  • the relationship between teaching and research
  • academic and pastoral support and guidance
  • the provision and use of learning resources (including staff resources)
  • specific arrangements for the pursuit of graduate studies (including research degrees and research training and provision for part-time study)
  • relationships with colleges
  • quality assurance mechanisms;

(c) the organisation of each department, their management structures and the relationship between each department and the division and the University's services, including such matters as:

  • strategic planning (including relationship to the divisional plans and the University's Strategic Plan)
  • academic and non-academic staff planning and recruitment
  • student number planning
  • terms of appointment for academic staff, including career development and equal opportunities issues
  • accommodation and future space needs
  • fundraising;
  • any other matters in which any of the services within Academic Administration Division are involved;

(d) the relationship (structural and operational) between units within each department, and between each department and cognate subject areas and colleges to which they are linked in teaching and research.

2 To consider the current and long-term financial position of, and funding arrangements for, each department, and their financial strategy.

The review committee would welcome written comments on matters falling within its terms of reference. These should be sent to Dr David Bryan, Divisional Secretary, Medical Sciences Divisional Office, Level 3, John Radcliffe Hospital (email: david.bryan@medsci.ox.ac.uk) by 2 March.

Appointments

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic Services and University Collections)

Anne E Trefethen, BSc Cov, PhD Cran, Chief Information Officer, IT Services, has been appointed as the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic Services and University Collections) within the Vice-Chancellor’s Office with effect from 1 January 2015. This is an appointment at 25% of full-time.

Humanities

Oriel and Laing Professorship of the Interpretation of Holy Scripture

Hindy Najman, BA Yeshiva, MA PhD Harvard, Professor of Religious Studies, Judaic Studies, Classics and Divinity, Department of Religious Studies and Program in Judaic Studies, Yale, has been appointed to the Oriel and Laing Professorship of the Interpretation of Holy Scripture in the Faculty of Theology and Religion with effect from 1 July 2015. Professor Najman will be a fellow of Oriel.

Appointments

With the approval of the Humanities Board, the following appointments and reappointments have been made.

Associate Professor

Classics, History and Archaeology: Ine Jacobs, MA PhD Leuven, Fellow of University College. In Byzantine Archaeology and Visual Culture. From 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2019.

Medieval and Modern Languages: Daniela Omlor, MA Libre de Bruxelles, MA Oxf, PhD St And, Fellow of Lincoln. In Spanish Modern Peninsular Literature. From 1 October 2014 to 30 September 2019.

Oriental Studies: Henrietta Katherine Harrison, BA Camb, MA Harvard, DPhil Oxf, Professor of Modern Chinese Studies, Fellow of Pembroke. In Chinese History. From 1 September 2015 to 31 August 2017.

Philosophy: Guy Kahane, BPhil DPhil Oxf, BA Tel Aviv, Fellow of Pembroke. In Philosophy. From 1 October 2014 to 30 September 2017.

Departmental Lecturer

English: Matthew Peter Milton Kerr, BA Mount Allison , MSt DPhil Oxf. In English Literature (1830–present). From 1 October 2014 to 30 September 2015.

English: Rachel Madeleine Elizabeth Malkin, BA UCL, MSc Edin, PhD Camb. In American Literature. From 1 October 2014 to 31 July 2015.

Fine Art: John Cussans, BA Newc, MA Essex, PhD RCA. In Fine Art (Graduate Studio Research). From 1 October 2014 to 30 June 2015.

Oriental Studies: Moudhy Nasser Al-Rashid, BA Columbia, MPhil Oxf. In Assyriology. From 1 October 2014 to 31 March 2015.

Oriental Studies: Luigi Prada, BA MA Milan, MPhil Oxf. In Egyptology and Coptic. From 1 October 2014 to 30 September 2015.

Oriental Studies: Lik Hang Tsui, BA Peking. In Chinese. From 1 October 2014 to 31 August 2015.

Philosophy: Damien Storey, BA Dub, MPhil KCL, DPhil Oxf. In Ancient Philosophy. From 1 September 2014 to 31 August 2015.

Philosophy: Sergio Daniel Vázquez Hernandez, BA Panamericana, MA KCL, MPhil UNAM. In Ancient Philosophy. From 10 September 2014 to 31 August 2015.

Instructor

Oriental Studies: Pouneh Shabani-Jadidi, BA MA PhD Tehran, PhD Ottawa. In Persian. From 1 September 2014 to 31 August 2018.

Reappointments

Associate Professor

Classics: Fiona Macintosh, BA MA Leeds, MA status Oxf, PhD Lond. Professor of Classical Reception, Director of the Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama, Fellow of St Hilda's. From 1 January 2015 to retirement.

Oriental Studies: Zeynep Yürekli-Görkay, MArch Istanbul, PhD Harvard, Fellow of Wolfson. In Islamic Art and Archaeology. From 1 September 2014 to retirement.

Philosophy: Joshua Parsons, BA Victoria New Zealand, PhD ANU, Fellow of Corpus Christi. In Philosophy. From 1 December 2014 to retirement.

Social Sciences

Regius Professorship of Civil Law

Professor Wolfgang Ernst, LLM Yale, PhD habil Bonn, Full Professor of Roman and Civil Law, Zurich, has been appointed to the Regius Professorship of Civil Law in the Faculty of Law with effect from 1 October 2015. Her Majesty the Queen has approved the appointment of Professor Ernst to the Regius Professorship of Civil Law following the retirement of Professor Sirks. Professor Ernst will be a Fellow of All Souls.

Visiting Professorships

Medical Sciences

The Medical Sciences Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor of Clinical Psychology on E Holmes, BA Oxf, MA Sweden, PhD Camb, for a further period of 3 years from 1 January 2015.

Social Sciences

John G Winant Visiting Professorship of American Government

Professor Byron Shafer, BA Yale, MA Oxf, PhD Berkeley. John G Winant Visiting Professorship of American Government; Supernumerary Visiting Fellow of Balliol. From 18 January 2015 to 20 June 2015.

Graduate Awards and Prizes

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Electoral Boards

Composition of an Electoral Board

The composition of the electoral board to the post below, proceedings to fill which are currently in progress, is as follows:

Professorship of Internet Studies        

  Appointed by
Professor Ian Walmsley, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (in the chair)  Mr Vice-Chancellor1
Professor Sir Drummond Bone, Master of Balliol ex officio
Professor David Vines Governing Body of Balliol 
Professor Melinda Mills  Council 
Professor Bruce Bimber  Council 
Professor Roger Goodman  Social Sciences Divisional Board 
Professor Helen Margetts  Social Sciences Divisional Board 
Professor Viktor Mayer-Schönberger  Social Sciences Divisional Board 
Professor Luciano Floridi  Social Sciences Divisional Board 
Professor Tom Melham  Social Sciences Divisional Board 
Professor Judy Wajcman Social Sciences Divisional Board

1Appointed by Mr Vice-Chancellor under the provisions of Statute IX, Sect 10 and 11.

Selection Committees

Composition of an Electoral Board

The composition of the selection committee to the post below, proceedings to fill which are currently in progress, is as follows:

Directorship of the Pitt Rivers Museum      

  Appointed by
Professor Ian Walmsley, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (in the chair) Mr Vice-Chancellor1
Dr Nick Brown, Principal of Linacre ex officio
Professor Mark Pollard  Governing Body of Linacre
Professor Nicholas Thomas  Council 
Professor Roger Goodman  Social Sciences Board 
Professor Marcus Banks  Social Sciences Board 
Professor Chris Gosden  Social Sciences Board 
Ms Lissant Bolton  Visitors 
Professor Paul Smith  Visitors 

1Appointed by Mr Vice-Chancellor under the provisions of Statute IX, Sect 10 and 11.

Musical and other Events

Christ Church

After Eight – Informal Cathedral Worship

The following events will take place at 8pm in Christ Church Cathedral. For more information see: www.chch.ox.ac.uk/cathedral.

Enduring war… engaging with peace

25 Jan: Stuart Hallam, Chaplain to the Royal Marines

1 Feb: Major General Sir Tim Cross, former GOC British Troops in Iraq

8 Feb: Professor Nigel Biggar

When I needed a neighbour…

Mary Gurr, Chaplain to the Homeless

15 Feb: 'On the streets'

Errol Robinson, Solicitor and Founder of United in Building Legacy

22 Feb: 'In the justice system'

Janet Proudman, Hospital Chaplaincy

15 Feb: 'In hospital'

Phil Atkinson, ACT! St Aldate's Community Initiatives

15 Feb: 'In and after prison'

New College

Organ Recitals

These recitals, given at 4pm on Sundays in the chapel, comprise preludes from J S Bach's unfinished Orgelbüchlein and new works from the Orgelbüchlein Project, some of which receive their first performances. All welcome; free entry and drinks.

8 Feb: Robert Quinney, Organist

15 Feb: Nicolas Haigh, Organ Scholar

22 Feb: Timothy Wakerell, Assistant Organist 

Pembroke

Music Society

Ann Liebeck, soprano, and Guy Newbury, piano, will perform songs by Ginastera, Lecuona, Falla and Villa Lobos at 1.15pm on 26 January in the Pichette Auditorium. Free.