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Administrative Research Support Assistant

Grade 4.1: £13.31 per hour

Administrative Research Support Assistance Work Available



To provide administrative and research support to the Principal Investigator (Professor Kalypso

Nicolaidis) including external and internal communications, editorial work and event organisation.

The post-holder will need to demonstrate flexibility and the ability to work on project related tasks with a

minimum supervision.


Centre Coordinator (Centre for Technology and Global Affairs)

Grade 6: £28,089-£33,518 per annum (pro-rata)

The Department of Politics and International Relations is seeking to recruit an individual to work with the Centre for Technology and Global Affairs (CTGA) Director, Dr Lucas Kello, to support the Centre’s programmes and to ensure a coordinated approach and compliance to the programme regulations, particularly those concerning use of external funds and the management of the Centre’s administrative support staff, with regard to the complex administration of CTGA.

Applications must be made through the university website.

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Director, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

Competitive salary

The Department of Politics and International Relations 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 now seeks to appoint a Director to the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ) at the University of Oxford.  The Director will play a major role in continuing to shape and develop the RISJ with the support of the Thomson Reuters Foundation. The position requires a person with energy, strategic vision and judgement to provide academic and institutional leadership as well as to inform crucial wider debates about the role and practice of journalism in the 21st Century.  The primary responsibility of the role is to sustain the Institute’s activities and to develop the Institute as a centre with a reputation in both academic and journalistic circles globally.  The successful candidate will have a first degree in a relevant subject and the standing to engage with the wider academic community as well as with the world of journalism, nationally and internationally; with the global media business; and with governments and public policy institutions.  S/he will be responsible for the development and implementation of a strategic plan for the Institute to address short and long-term research strategy, public events and seminars, financial management and fundraising priorities.  The successful candidate will be a member of the Department of Politics and International Relations and a non-stipendiary Fellow of Green Templeton College. 

The post will be for three years from 1st October 2018 (or a later date subject to negotiation) and is fixed-term, but may be renewable.  The Institute may also consider some flexibility in the contracted hours.

The duties and skills required are described in more detail in the further particulars, which contain information on additional benefits, and details of how to apply.

The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon UK time on Friday, 18th May 2018.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.




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Personnel Assistant

£24,983 - £29,799 per annum

The Department of Politics and International Relations is seeking a well-organised and enthusiastic individual to join the Personnel Team.  The team is part of the administration of a large and busy teaching and research department which undertakes approximately 40 recruitment exercises and approximately 300 new consultancy, casual and variable-hours appointments each year.

Applications must be made through the university website.

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Research Support Assistant

Grade 4.1 (£12.74 per hour)

Research Support Assistance Work Available


To support Professor Stephen Whitefield in work on the British Academy-funded project “Party Representation in Turbulent Times”. The aim of the project is to enhance understanding of stances taken by political parties in 27 European countries.  Data on party stances are obtained via a survey of experts in each country using an online questionnaire.




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.

Please refer to University of Oxford Staff Benefits.