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Associate Professorship in International Relations

Salary on a scale within the range £47,263 to £63,463 per annum (plus £8,932 p.a. taxable and pensionable College housing allowance if living outside College, and other benefits)

The Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR) at Oxford is an internationally renowned centre of excellence for teaching and research. The study of these disciplines at Oxford has a long and distinguished history and the department is one of the largest in the field in the UK.

The Department, in association with Somerville College, now seeks to appoint an inspirational teacher and accomplished research scholar to an Associate Professorship in International Relations. This post is full-time, and subject to completion of a successful review, permanent. In making this appointment, the College and the University share the goal of developing and strengthening the teaching and research capabilities of both the College and the Department of Politics and International Relations, as well as helping to maintain Oxford University’s position as a world-leading centre for teaching and research in the subject.

This joint appointment will be based in the Department of Politics and International Relations and in Somerville College, both in Oxford city centre. The post will be held in conjunction with a Tutorial Fellowship at Somerville College. It is expected that the new appointee will take up this post at the beginning of the 2019/20 academic year.

Applications are welcomed from outstanding candidates with research and teaching expertise in any major aspects of the academic study of International Relations, and a proven record of success in obtaining research funding. We are open with respect to theoretical and methodological approaches.

The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon UK time on Thursday, 10th January 2019.   

Applications must be made through the university website.

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Working With Us

Established in 2000, the Department is one of the largest teaching and research units in its field in the United Kingdom with over 100 active research staff working around five principal areas: Government, Theory, International Relations, the Politics of Development and the application of quantitative methods in political and social science. The Department is located in the new Social Sciences building on Manor Road along with the Departments of Economics and Sociology, the Centres for Criminology and Socio-Legal Studies and the new Social Science Library.

Application Details

Further particulars and vacancy details can be obtained by contacting the Personnel Office by email Information about non-departmental posts can also be found on noticeboards in the Manor Road building, on the University Job Pages and at

The University of Oxford is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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Information about non-departmental posts can also be found on noticeboards in the Manor Road building, on the University Job sites  and at