The Department of Politics and International Relations, in association with the Department of Economics and the Faculty of Philosophy, seeks to appoint an Administrator to coordinate the administration for the Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) Undergraduate degree. PPE is one of Oxford University’s flagship programmes admitting 240 students each year from a field of over 1000 applicants. Based in the DPIR, the postholder is the administrative lead for the PPE degree working closely with academic and administrative staff involved in the delivery of the PPE programme.
The role will involve coordination of all aspects of administration for the PPE degree including admissions and examination processes, committee activities, data management, and communications and widening participation activities. The postholder will provide advice on procedures and protocols and high quality support to the academic PPE Officers, in particular to those responsible for Admissions and Examinations, including statistical analysis and reporting.
The University invites applications for the John G Winant Visiting Professorship of American Government. The Professor will be expected to contribute to teaching and lecturing in the field of American Government, and will contribute to the intellectual activity of the Rothermere American Institute (http://www.rai.ox.ac.uk/). Teaching will normally take the form of seminars, directed primarily but not necessarily exclusively to graduate students, in the Rothermere American Institute (RAI) itself. The Visiting Professor will be intellectually eminent in American Government. Candidates will have an academic background (e.g. PhD and research experience) in American Government, political science, or similar related field of study.
The tenure of the Visiting Professor will be for up to two terms from January 2015 (18 January to 20 June 2015). He or she normally will be expected to give the equivalent of not fewer than 16 lectures or classes during their visit. The Professor will also be expected to deliver one major public lecture, the Winant Lecture, preferably in the first term of his or her appointment.
Established in 2000, the Department is one of the largest teaching and research units in its field in the United Kingdom with over 100 active research staff working around five principal areas: Government, Theory, International Relations, the Politics of Development and the application of quantitative methods in political and social science. The Department is located in the new Social Sciences building on Manor Road along with the Departments of Economics and Sociology, the Centres for Criminology and Socio-Legal Studies and the new Social Science Library.
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