Departmental Lecturer in African Politics in association with St Peter's College

£35,308 - £43,155 per annum with discretionary range to £47,047

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Applications are invited for the position of Departmental Lecturer in African Politics in the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford. This is an opportunity to join a leading department recognised internationally for its rigorous and valuable research.

As Departmental Lecturer in African Politics, you will contribute to the subject through teaching and supervising students at undergraduate and graduate levels. You will participate in Departmental administration and contribute to the examining and admissions processes. You will also carry out tutorial and class teaching in Politics at St Peter’s College and will be expected to undertake independent research in your field of specialism. The Department has a preference for candidates with specialist research and teaching capacity in contemporary African Politics. This appointee will cover the departmental and college commitments of Professor Ricardo Soares de Oliveira during his tenure of a British Academy Fellowship.

You will hold a PhD/DPhil or be close to completion (submitted and awaiting examination) in politics or international relations, or a closely related field. You will have a research and teaching specialism in African politics, political economy or international relations. You will have experience in, or ability to provide excellent class and tutorial teaching to high-achieving students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in the field of politics, and to advise MPhil students on their research projects. You will have carried out independent research, evidenced by a strong publication record in highly ranked, peer-reviewed academic journals and/or major presses, as well as having a clear plan of research to be conducted. Additionally, you will have a willingness to contribute to the pastoral care of students and have the sensitivity to deal with pastoral issues, whilst engaging in student assessment, examination, and course design.

The position is a fixed-term contract until 31 August 2024, ideally starting from 1 September 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Informal enquiries about this role can be addressed to Nicholas Owen at   

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application. Two references should be submitted to by the closing date. If you do not wish the University to contact your referees before being progressed to the shortlist stage, please answer the relevant reference questions accordingly.

Only applications received before midday (UK time) on Monday 26 June 2023 can be considered. Please quote reference 165880 in all correspondence.

Interviews are likely to be held in the first two weeks of July 2023. 

Committed to equality and valuing diversity.


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