Departmental Lectureship in British Politics and Government in association with The Queen’s College

£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 British Politics and Government 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 British Politics and Government, you will contribute to the subject through teaching and supervising students at undergraduate level; organise the teaching for Politics students at The Queen’s College, contribute to the examining and admissions processes; and conduct independent research in the field of specialism. The Departmental Lecturer is expected to be actively engaged in sophisticated, original and independent research of outstanding quality in British Politics and Government or British political history.

You will hold a PhD/DPhil or be close to completion (submitted and awaiting examination) in British Politics or British Political History, or a closely related field. You will have experience in, or ability to provide excellent class and tutorial teaching to high-achieving students at undergraduate level. 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 2025, 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 165878 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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