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Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Political Theory: Public Life and Religious Diversity in association with Harris Manchester College

Grade 7: £30.434-£37,768 per annum

The Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR) is looking for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Political Theory, to pursue independent research in the field, and to work with the Project Directors, Professor Elizabeth Frazer and Professor Simon Caney on the initial phases of a project entitled “Public Life and Religious Diversity”.

The duties of the Research Associate will include assisting the project directors in the academic and practical organisation of a conference on religion and public life to be held in Oxford in September 2017; to assist with publications in the aftermath of the conference and with the development of plans for the future extension and consolidation of the project in Oxford.

The successful candidate will hold a doctoral degree in the field of political theory, will have a track record and independent programme of research of in internationally excellent standard in the field of political theory with a focus on ‘public life and religious diversity’, and will be expected to participate fully in the research life of the Department. 

This post will be full time, and is fixed term for the period of three years, starting in September 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The Post-Doctoral Research Associate will be located within the DPIR and will be offered membership of the Harris Manchester College Senior Common Room.

Further duties and skills required are described in more detail in the further particulars below.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online, quoting reference 122955.  

Closing date for applications is Wednesday noon (UK time) 11th May 2016

Applications must be made through the university website.

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Research Support Officer (Re-advertisement)

Grade 5: £24,298 - £28,982 p.a

The Department of Politics and International Relations is seeking a highly versatile and motivated team player to join its research support team.

Working closely with the Research Facilitator and in collaboration with other centre and departmental staff, the post holder will provide support in the areas of centre, network and programme management and Research Excellence Framework (REF) preparations, in addition to being responsible for coordinating a new student volunteering scheme.

The role offers an exciting opportunity for someone with excellent organisational and project coordination skills to develop experience of operations in a higher education environment.
The post will involve communication with stakeholders including academics, practitioners, policy makers, prospective funders and students.


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

The University of Oxford is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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