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Associate Professorship of Political Theory

£46,336 to £62,219 p.a. (plus £15,000 p.a. taxable and pensionable College housing allowance if living outside College

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, in association with Magdalen College, now seeks to appoint an inspirational teacher and an accomplished research scholar to an Associate Professorship of Political Theory. This post is full-time, and subject to completion of a successful review, permanent. This joint appointment will be held in conjunction with a Tutorial Fellowship in Politics at Magdalen College. It is expected that the new appointee will take up post during the 2017/18 academic year, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The successful candidate will be expected to engage in advanced, internationally excellent research in the field of Analytical Political Philosophy and/or 20th-century Political Thought, to take part in undergraduate and graduate teaching, and to participate in supervision, examining, assessment and the admission of students to the Department and College. The successful candidate will develop her/his own research as a key member of a strong and vibrant political theory research team, and will have the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues in Philosophy, History, Law and other cognate disciplines.

Applications must be made through the university website.

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Departmental Lecturer

Grade 7: £31, 076 p.a.

The Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford is seeking to appoint a full-time Departmental Lecturer in Political Theory. Based in Oxford, this is a fixed-term appointment for 1 year commencing, 1 January 2018.

The appointee will provide teaching and research supervision for the Department of Politics and International Relations at the undergraduate and graduate level, while contributing to examining and admission processes and undertaking independent research in Political Theory (with a specialism in the History of Political Thought preferred). The successful candidate will also teach undergraduates and serve as the main organising tutor for Politics in Oriel College.

Applications must be made through the university website.

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Head of Communications

Grade 8: salary range £39,992-£52,132

The Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR) is seeking to appoint to the key role of Head of Communications. This is an exciting opportunity for a highly experienced communications/media relations professional to play a leading role within the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ).

This is a senior role that needs strong leadership and creative vision for the development of a comprehensive external relations and media strategy for the Institute. The post holder will have overall responsibility for delivering an agreed communications strategy through a range of existing and new channels. They will also define and implement a compelling international media relations strategy, including the development of targeted media campaigns and of the Institute’s online presence. The Head of Communications will be expected to plan and implement appropriate measures to evaluate all aspects of the communications and outreach strategy, and to monitor and analyse the results.

The ideal candidate will have a high general level of education, including a degree or equivalent in-depth experience of successful communication to varied international groups. They will have excellent writing skills, interpersonal skills and will have an ability to distil, digest, synthesise, interpret and communicate complex academic findings. The post holder will have an interest in cutting-edge research across a wide range of important global issues and an understanding of the Reuter’s scope and ambition. Excellent management skills are essential, alongside an ability to think strategically and to work in pressured environments.

Applications must be made through the university website.

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2 posts)

Grade 7: £31,604 – £38,833 p.a.

The Oxford Internet Institute (OII) and the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ) are seeking to appoint two Postdoctoral Research Fellows to work on a newly funded project aimed at analysing the interplay between misinformation campaigns, news coverage, and social media for public understanding of science and innovation.

We are looking for colleagues who can help us develop an interdisciplinary approach to the problem at hand combining survey research, content analysis, qualitative research, and computational social science and take responsibility for and deliver on distinct parts of this larger project. The positions provide an exceptional chance to be part of a project tackling a pressing problem and part of one of the most dynamic centres of research on digital media and journalism.

Applications must be made through the university website.

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Research Facilitator

Grade 7: £31,604 - £38,833 (with a discretionary range of up to £42,418)

Full time (Permanent)

Grade 7: £31,604 - £38,833 (with a discretionary range of up to £42,418)

The Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR) is seeking to appoint to the key role of Research Facilitator.  We are looking for a good team player with excellent communication skills, research administration experience, and the ability to prioritise workload and work to deadlines.

The Research Facilitator will lead a small team of two research support officers that pro-actively supports the development and implementation of the Department’s research strategy. The duties will include investigating and communicating research funding opportunities, management and support for research grant applications and responsibility for all post-award management. Working with colleagues across the institution, you will also monitor requirements for the next Research Excellence Framework (REF), providing support and advice to members of the department.

The post holder will work closely with academic and administrative staff, including the Department’s Research Director, Head of Department, Head of Administration and Finance, and  Finance Manager. They will also liaise with research support staff in the Social Sciences Division and the Central University Offices.

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 vacancies@politics.ox.ac.uk. Information about non-departmental posts can also be found on noticeboards in the Manor Road building, on the University Job Pages and at www.jobs.ac.uk.

The University of Oxford is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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