Politics and International Relations


John G Winant Visiting Professor of American Government

Closes: 22/09/2014

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.

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Administrative Officer (Q-Step Centre and Web Projects)

Closes: 11/09/2014

We are seeking an Administrative Officer to provide dedicated support within two areas of the Department of Politics and International Relations: a new teaching centre focusing on quantitative methods (Q-Step) as well as selected website and data projects within the wider Department.

The post-holder will provide support for the Centre’s communications, publications, events and outreach programmes, including updating and maintaining content of the Q-Step website and related social media sites.  For the wider Department, the successful candidate will provide support for a range of projects that will include editorial work for the main department website and data management.

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Director of Research and Development

Closes: 19/09/2014

We are seeking an individual to take on the role of Director of Research and Development at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, based in Norham Gardens, Oxford.

The successful applicant will open up new areas of research activity and funding and lead the development of successful project proposals in the Business of Journalism, the Practice of Journalism and Journalism and Democracy/Accountability.

The duties, responsibilities and skills required are described in more detail in the attached further particulars. To apply please follow the link below.

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Application Details

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Notes for Candidates

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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