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MPhil/MSc Coordinator

Grade 4: £21,585 – £24,983 with a discretionary range to £27,285 p.a.

The Department of Politics and International Relations is seeking an individual to join our busy Courses Team to provide administrative support for our MPhil and MSc programmes in Politics and International Relations. The postholder will look after two MPhils (MPhil in International Relations and MPhil in Political Theory) and one MSc programme (MSc in Political Theory Research) and will provide support to the relevant Course Directors and the Director of Research Training in the coordination of these courses and act as a first point of contact for all prospective and current students.

Applications must be made through the university website.

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Artificial Intelligence/ Big Data or Robotics

Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.

The Department of Politics and International Relations is seeking to appoint two Postdoctoral Research Fellows. The first Postdoctoral Research Fellow will focus on Artificial Intelligence/Big Data, whilst the second will focus on Robotics.

The Postdoctoral Research Fellows will have a wide range of responsibilities. These will include undertaking advanced, methodologically and theoretically sophisticated research within the context of a new research project for the Centre for Technology and Global Affairs, under the supervision of Dr Lucas Kello. You will also supervise affiliated postgraduate students working on the project. You will develop, adapt, and apply theories and concepts from the political and social sciences to the analysis of new advances in Artificial Intelligence or Robotics and its applications in society, and will publish papers, policy briefs and reports on issues pertaining to Artificial Intelligence/Big Data or Robotics and global affairs. The post-holders will assist in developing ideas for generating research income and present detailed research proposals to the Centre Director. You will also present research findings and outputs at conferences, workshops and executive sessions in Oxford and beyond.

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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