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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 12th September 2016 in Oxford.

Applications must be made through the university website.

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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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Stipendiary Lectureship in Politics (Pembroke College)

£12,885-£14,491 per annum


Pembroke College wishes to appoint a six-hour Stipendiary Lecturer in Politics from 1 September 2016 for one year. The lecturer will be required to undertake an average of six hours of teaching per week to undergraduates reading joint schools involving Politics: PPE and History and Politics. The College expects applicants to be able to teach some or all of the following:

For First Year courses: Practice of Politics; Introduction to Politics

For Finals: Comparative Government; Political Sociology; British Politics and Government since 1900.

An ability to teach any other papers will be an advantage. Details of all papers taught for degrees in Politics can be found on pages 62-72 at the following webpage:

In addition to the tutorial teaching, the Lecturer will also be expected to take part in undergraduate admissions and open days, to help with course organization and administration, and with pastoral duties.

The successful candidate should have a doctorate, or be very near completion; teaching experience, willingness to participate in administrative activities and the pastoral oversight of undergraduates will also be taken into consideration.

The Lecturer will be provided with shared use of a teaching room and will be entitled to a Tutors’ Allowance, together with two lunches and dinners during weeks 0-9 of each term.

The stipend will be in the range £12,885-£14,491 per annum, according to experience and qualifications. 

Further particulars are available on the College’s website (  Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae and a covering letter electronically to the Academic Office ( by 12 noon on Monday 15 August 2016. Please also ask two referees to send references by the same deadline.  It is anticipated that interviews will be held on Tuesday 30 August 2016.


The College is an equal opportunities employer

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford. 

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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