Lester B Pearson Professor of International Relations

Your salary will be determined after appropriate consultation.

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Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR) and St Anne’s College intend to appoint an outstanding scholar and teacher to the Lester B Pearson Professorship of International Relations with effect from September 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

This post is a Statutory Professorship, which is the most senior academic grade at Oxford. It will be held in conjunction with a Fellowship at St Anne’s College.

This post offers an exceptional opportunity to take on a strategic leadership role as a researcher, educator and institution builder in International Relations, exercising an internationally discipline-shaping influence in the field. DPIR is a globally-leading department, one of the largest departments in Politics and International Relations worldwide, ranked top in the world in H-INDEX citations by QS, and first for research overall in the most recent THES global university rankings for Politics and International Studies.

You will be a scholar of international excellence with a world-leading and impactful record of research and publications in the field of International Relations as well as substantial success in securing external research funding and a proven ability to provide research leadership with a commitment to intellectual and methodological pluralism. You will also demonstrate excellence in teaching, supervising and examining students and an ability to provide leadership in teaching provision, including curriculum reform.

If you would like to discuss this post and find out more about joining the academic community at Oxford, please contact Professor Petra Schleiter, Joint Head of the DPIR (petra.schleiter@politics.ox.ac.uk), or Dr Shannon McKellar, Senior Tutor, St Anne’s College (shannon.mckellar@st-annes.ox.ac.uk). All enquiries will be treated as confidential and will not form part of the selection process.

Please click the link to the document below for further details of the post and how to apply, including details of the documents you will be required to submit with your application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 14 February 2022. Interviews are expected to be held in late April or May 2022.

The Department and the College strongly encourages applications from women and/or candidates from Black and minority ethnic backgrounds as they are currently under-represented in academic posts in the Department.


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