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College Lectureship in Politics and International Relations (part-time)

3-hour post is £6,442 to £7,246 per annum.

St. Peter's College invites applications for one or two College Lectureships in Politics and/or International Relations, available for one term (Michaelmas Term) with effect from 1 October 2016. Applicants should have submitted, or be close to submitting, a doctoral dissertation in either Politics or International Relations. These are fixed-term appointments, intended to cover teaching during the sabbatical leave of Dr. Hartmut Mayer. 

The salary for a 6-hour post is £12,885 to £14,491 per annum. The salary for a 3-hour post is £6,442 to £7,246 per annum.

Further particulars and application instructions are attached, and are also available at

Closing date: 30 August 2016


Events and Fellowship Officer (RISJ)

Grade 6: £27,328 - £32,600 per annum

The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ) is seeking a well organised Events and Fellowship Officer to join their busy administrative team based in Norham Gardens, Oxford.

The RISJ organises circa 85 events per year, including annual lectures, academic and industry conferences, executive education programmes, book launches and regular seminars.

Its renowned 30-year-old Journalism Fellowship Programme brings mid-career journalists to Oxford to improve their knowledge and to study issues important to their professional development. Around 25 journalists from around the globe study in Oxford each year on Fellowships of either three, six or nine months, covering one, two or all three terms of the academic year. Providing administrative support to this programme and its admission process as well as managing the institute’s high-profile events, the post holder will represent the institute as the main point of advice and support for the Director, VIP speakers, and other senior colleagues.

This is an exciting opportunity for a committed individual looking for a new challenge in a busy, stimulating and international environment at the University of Oxford. This full-time role is available as soon as possible and is fixed-term until 30 August 2018, although the contract may be extendable by a further year subject to funding availability.

The successful candidate will have excellent team working skills, and a willingness to adapt to the changing needs and priorities of the institute. S/he will also have a demonstrable experience in events management, a personable and diplomatic approach in dealing with a diverse range of people, and be able to show initiative and a willingness to take on additional responsibilities when required. A good level of education (to a degree level or equivalent standard) along with excellent written and verbal communication skills is an essential part of the skillset required.

To apply for this role and for further particulars including duties and skills required, please click on the "apply online"  button.

Closing date for applications is Wednesday noon, 31st August 2016. Interviews will take place in the week commencing 5th September 2016 in Oxford.

Applications must be made through the university website.

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Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellowships in Politics (two posts)

£30,114 per annum

Nuffield College and the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford intend to appoint jointly, with effect from 1 September 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter, two Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellows (PPRFs) in Politics, broadly construed to include political science, comparative politics and political economy, political theory, international relations and political history.

The key responsibilities of the Research Fellows are to engage in advanced study and independent scholarly research in politics broadly construed (as above); to disseminate research findings through publication and participation in conferences and workshops; to take part in the intellectual life of the College and the Department by organising workshops, seminars or conferences; to undertake teaching of 24 units per year and to assist in examining for the Department.

Quantitative Methods - Graduate Scholarship Scheme

Subject to existing funding


The Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR) is offering a small number of Quantitative Methods Graduate Scholarships for one year from 1 October 2016. At least one award will be to a student versed in International Relations.

The scholarships will be available only to current DPIR DPhil students who are expected to be registered for the full 2016-17 academic year.

The Department will provide scholarship awards of up to £9,000 p.a. paid in two instalments (October and February) which will be associated with paid work in term time to support departmental activities in quantitative research methods instruction, including for the Oxford Q-Step Centre (OQC) and MPhils. Under the direction of the Q-Step Director, these will include classroom/data lab coordination, quantitative methods teaching (including training in R), marking, and development of Q-Step materials. Some out-of-term assistance with the DPIR Spring School and OQC Summer Institute may also be requested (which would substitute for term-time work rather than augment it).

A 10-month casual contract will cover the work elements, which will be paid separately at the rate of £67.08 per hour for large group lab teaching (to include preparation and marking) and £16.72 per hour for other tasks. Casual work is not normally expected to be undertaken in August and September. Over the course of the 16-17 academic year, scholarship holders are likely to be asked to undertake a minimum of 30-40 hours in total of lab teaching and a similar number of hours of other quantitative methods activities. Hours will be distributed according to teaching needs and may be condensed into one main term. Students holding the award should not undertake additional teaching or other duties (including outside of the Department) without the approval of their supervisor and the Q-Step Director.

Applicants will be expected to have undertaken, or to complete, the DPIR teaching course and must be in the DPhil stage of their doctorate (i.e. post Transfer of Status). They must also have the support of their supervisor in applying for the award, with associated casual teaching contract. Applications (a CV and covering letter) should provide an overview of the candidate’s doctoral study and progress, and indicate how students meet the following essential criteria:

  •  High quality doctoral research in politics or international relations;
  •  Knowledge of advanced quantitative research skills and packages (e.g. Stata or R);
  •  The ability to work independently and to meet specified deadlines;
  •  Good team working and excellent oral and written communication skills;
  •  An ability to provide high-quality quantitative teaching and to advise on undergraduate research projects, as appropriate;
  •  A willingness to develop a number of teaching, administrative and other skills and to contribute to the development of new innovative Q-Step materials and other Centre activities.

Existing funding support will be taken into account in awarding a scholarship of between £200 (for fully-funded students at rates equivalent to RCUK support levels) and £9,000 p.a. This scholarship may be held in conjunction with other partial awards. Candidates should therefore include in their applications an indication of the level and source of any existing funding support. A supporting email from applicants’ supervisors should be included with the application.

Applications should be sent to Katarina Buehling ( by noon on Monday 29 August, 2016. Interviews may be held in the week commencing 5 September 2016.



Research Fellow - Understanding “Buddhist Nationalism” in Myanmar

Grade 7: £30,738 p.a.

The Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR) is looking for a Research Fellow to join the research team for the ESRC-funded project “Understanding ‘Buddhist nationalism’ in Myanmar: Religion, Gender, Identity and Conflict in a Political Transition.” The project is directed by Dr Matthew J. Walton and the research team includes Dr Ma Khin Mar Mar Kyi.

The Research Fellow will be expected to engage in advanced independent research related to the project (including conducting field work in Myanmar), to publish research of an internationally excellent standard along with other team members, and to participate fully in the research life of the Department and the Programme on Modern Burmese Studies. Further duties of the Research Fellow will include conducting regular research in Myanmar; developing and participating in consultation and dissemination meetings in Myanmar; assisting in the academic and practical organisation of a conference on religion and nationalism to be held in Oxford in June 2017; contributing to academic and media publications; and leading in creating and managing a database of monastic sermons.

The successful candidate will ideally hold a doctoral degree in political science or a related field, although candidates with a master’s degree and research experience will be considered. S/he will have expertise in one or more of the areas of politics, religion, nationalism, or conflict in Myanmar and must be fluent in writing and speaking English and Burmese. The candidate will be expected to participate fully in the research life of the department and the Programme on Modern Burmese Studies.

This is a fixed-term appointment commencing as soon as possible and ending on 31 July 2018. The Research Fellow will be located within the DPIR at the University of Oxford and will be offered membership of the St Antony’s College Senior Common Room and will be eligible to apply for one of several junior research fellowships at the College. Further duties and skills required are described in more detail in the further particulars.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 29 August 2016. Applications received after the closing date cannot be considered.

Applications must be made through the university website.

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Working With Us

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.

Application Details

Further particulars and vacancy details can be obtained by contacting the Personnel Office by email Information about non-departmental posts can also be found on noticeboards in the Manor Road building, on the University Job Pages and at

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