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Associate Professorship in International Relations

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.   

The successful candidate will be expected to engage in advanced study and research, to conduct and publish outstanding research, to give high-quality tutorials, classes, and lectures in International Relations at both undergraduate and graduate level, and to provide high-quality graduate and doctoral supervision. Candidates must have a proven record of relevant teaching experience in International Relations and a viable strategy for on-going top-quality research. A completed doctorate in International Relations and/or Political Science or an associated field with a proven ability to contribute to the Department’s research environment and output will be further essential criteria for this post.

The Associate Professor will be a member of both the University and the College. She or he will be part of a strong and vibrant research community and will have access to the excellent research facilities and comprehensive support (including mentoring and research support) which Oxford offers: Salary on the scale within the range £47,263 to £63,463 p.a. (plus £8,932 taxable and pensionable College housing allowance if living outside College, and other benefits). Associate professors who are awarded the title of full professor may receive from the University an additional salary payment of £2,754 per annum.

The duties and skills required are described in more detail in the further particulars (vacancy reference 138074). These also contain information on additional salary benefits and the comprehensive range of non-salary benefits available to Oxford staff, and details of how to apply for this post.

If you would like to discuss this post and find out more about joining the academic community at Oxford, please contact the DPIR Personnel Office at  All enquiries will be treated in strict confidence and will not form part of the selection decision. Candidates are also welcome to contact Professor Andrew Hurrell ( for an informal discussion of this post.

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

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are underrepresented in academic posts in Oxford



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