Associate Professorship in Comparative Politics or Political Sociology/Brasenose

£50,300 to £67,541 p.a. plus additional benefits

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The Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR), in association with Brasenose College, is seeking to appoint an Associate Professor in Comparative Politics or Political Sociology. 

The successful candidate will be expected to conduct advanced research; to teach, supervise, and examine in Comparative Politics or Political Sociology at the graduate and undergraduate level; to play a part in the administrative work of the Department and the College; and to act as a College adviser for graduate students. 

Associate Professor is the main academic career grade at Oxford with a focus on research and teaching, spanning the full range of professorial grades in the USA. Applications are welcome from both early career and established scholars with a strong background in comparative politics or political sociology, broadly understood. Applicants should have a completed a doctorate in Politics or a closely related field, and should demonstrate an outstanding portfolio of research and publications in Comparative Politics or Political Sociology, as well as an exciting future research programme. 

The post will be held in conjunction with a Tutorial Fellowship at Brasenose College. The post-holder will receive additional College benefits including either College accommodation or a College housing allowance of £15,084 pa, which is paid as taxable, pensionable income. The post-holder will be assigned a room for teaching and research in the Department of Politics and International Relations, Manor Road Building, Manor Road, and a teaching room in Brasenose College. 

If you would like to discuss this post and find out more about joining the academic community at Oxford, please contact Petra Schleiter, Joint Head of the Department of Politics and International Relations ( Queries about Brasenose College can be addressed to the Senior Tutor, Dr Simon Smith ( All enquiries will be treated in strict confidence. 

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV, including a full list of publications; details of teaching experience; a statement of research interests and future research plans, and a covering letter or statement. You are also required to provide details of three referees whom you have asked to submit confidential reference letters. Please ensure that your referees send their letters by the stated deadline for applications. 

Only applications received before midday (UK time) on Monday 26 September 2022 can be considered. Please quote reference 160171 on all correspondence.

Applications are encouraged from women and Black and minority ethnic candidates, who are underrepresented in academic posts in Oxford.

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