Departmental Lecturer in Middle Eastern Politics

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

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Applications are invited for the position of Departmental Lecturer in Middle Eastern 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 Middle Eastern Politics, you will contribute to the subject through teaching and examining students at undergraduate and graduate levels. As well as providing teaching for the department’s core Middle East politics provision, the Departmental Lecturer will be expected to teach on research methods, including leading on research design sessions. You will participate in Departmental administration and contribute to the examining and admissions processes. You will also be expected to undertake independent research in your field of specialism.

You will hold a PhD/DPhil or be close to completion (submitted and awaiting examination) in Middle Eastern politics, or a closely related field. 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 Middle Eastern politics, and to advise MPhil students on their research projects. You will have carried out independent research in Middle Eastern politics or a closely related field, 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 December 2024, ideally starting from 1 October 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 165881 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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