Vacancy: Associate Professorship of Government (University of Oxford)

University of Oxford

University of Oxford – Department of Politics & International Relations in association with Christ Church

Grade 10a: £45,066 – £60,513 p.a. (plus pensionable college allowance of £12,639 p.a.)

The Department of Politics and International Relations at Oxford is an internationally renowned centre of excellence for teaching and research. The study of these disciplines at Oxford has a long and distinguished history and the department is one of the largest in the field in the UK.

The department, in association with Christ Church, now seeks to appoint an inspirational teacher and an accomplished research scholar to the post of Associate Professor of Government. This post is full-time, and subject to completion of a successful review, permanent and is available from September 2016, or as soon as possible thereafter. This joint appointment will be held in conjunction with an Official Tutorial Professorial Fellowship at Christ Church.

The successful candidate will be expected to engage in advanced research in the field of government, to take part in teaching of the two-year MPhils in Politics (Comparative Government and/or European Government and Society) including core undergraduate papers, and to participate in supervision, examining, assessment and the admission of students to the department and college. The department particularly welcomes applications from candidates who can teach one or more of the following specialist areas: European political and social institutions; government and politics of the USA, politics in the Middle East, or politics and government of South Asia.

The ideal candidate will hold a doctorate in a relevant subject area and will have a strong record of research at an international level along with an exciting vision for future research and demonstrable ability and commitment to provide outstanding class, supervision and tutorial teaching to high-achieving and challenging MPhil and DPhil students. Applications from candidates experienced in securing research funding would be particularly welcome.

The duties and skills required are described in more detail in the further particulars, which contain information on additional non-salary benefits and details of how to apply.

The further particulars are available from

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon (UK time) on Thursday 14 April 2016 and interviews are planned for Monday 16 and Tuesday 17 May 2016.

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.


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