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Academic Administrator

Grade 8: £39,324 – £46,924 per annum

This is an exciting opportunity to join the senior management team in the thriving, diverse and widely renowned academic Department of Politics and International Relations at Oxford University. We are seeking to appoint a full-time Academic Administrator, who will be working closely with the Head of Administration and Finance and senior academic colleagues in managing the Department’s academic activities. The post would suit an Academic who is looking for a career in Administration or a senior Administrator looking for a new challenge.

As Academic Administrator you will oversee the organisation and administration of the Politics undergraduate teaching matters for the Department’s two joint honours degrees and the six graduate degree programmes in collaboration with the relevant academic office holders. In addition, you will coordinate all aspects of departmental input into the examination process for these programmes, play an active role in the departmental courses committees and advise on best academic practice. You will manage a team of 6 administrative staff who support the academic team in DPIR.

Applications must be made through the university website.

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Edward Orsborn Professor of US Politics and Political History, and Director of the Rothermere American Institute

The University of Oxford is seeking to appoint an outstanding academic and leader to the Edward Orsborn Professorship and Directorship of the Rothermere American Institute.

The successful candidate will be a scholar with an outstanding international reputation in the field of US Politics and Political History since independence and demonstrable leadership ability at a senior level. They will provide the intellectual vision and strategic leadership for the Rothermere American Institute, and develop its activities as a major international centre for research and teaching in American history, culture and politics. They will offer teaching in US politics and/or political history at both undergraduate and graduate level.

The post is offered in association with University College.

Deadline for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 29 September 2017.

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

Applications must be made through the university website.

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Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellowships in Politics

£30,963 per annum

Nuffield College and the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford intend to appoint jointly, with effect from 1 September 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter, two Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellows (PPRFs) in Politics, broadly construed to include political science, comparative politics and political economy, political theory, international relations, and political history.
The key responsibilities of the Research Fellows are to engage in advanced study and independent scholarly research in politics broadly construed (as above); to disseminate research findings through publication and participation in conferences and workshops; to take part in the intellectual life of the College and the Department by organising workshops, seminars or conferences; and to undertake teaching of 48 stint units per year (the equivalent to teaching an eight-week 2-hour seminar series per year), and to assist in examining for the Department.

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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