Nuffield Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellowship in Politics in UK

The Nuffield College and the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford are proud to invite applications for the Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellowship Program. scholars from all over the world are welcome to apply. They will be undertaking research in political studies at the college. The deadline is September 12, 2018.

Program Description
Nuffield College and the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford intend to appoint jointly, with effect from 1 September 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter, up to three Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellows (PPRFs) in Politics, broadly construed to include political science, political behaviour, comparative politics, political economy, electoral studies, political theory, international relations, and political history.

Award Value
The posts are full-time and fixed-term for three years, starting on 1 September 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. Shorter-term appointments are unlikely to be considered. The salary offered is £30,963 per annum (salary for 2017/18; the salary will be adjusted with effect from August 2018 following the agreement of the 2018/19 pay award). Subject to availability, Research Fellows may opt to rent single accommodation in College. Further benefits include a research allowance and free lunch and dinner in College.

Level and Area of Studies
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Politics.

Place of Study
In the United Kingdom.

Eligibility and Criteria
In order to be eligible for this fellowship, candidates must have completed, or be close to completing, a PhD/DPhil in a relevant field. Candidates must be within three years of the defence date (viva voce examination date) of their doctorate at the time of application. Allowances will be made for career breaks (for example, family-related leave) and candidates are asked to provide relevant information. Preference will be given to candidates who have not previously held a research fellowship similar to that advertised for more than one year at the time of taking up the fellowship. Prospective candidates should also have experience of carrying out independent research and a track record of excellent quality papers appropriate for and commensurate with their career level. They should have the ability to provide excellent teaching to high-achieving students; the willingness to contribute to the intellectual life of the College and the Department; and excellent oral and written communication skills. Teaching experience in any area of Comparative Government, Political Theory, or International Relations would be desirable.

Applicants’ Nationality
There is no nationality restriction.

Application Instruction
To apply, candidates must provides the materials as follow:

  • A covering letter explaining how you meet the selection criteria for the Fellowship;
  • A Curriculum Vitae including a full list of publications/working papers;
  • A one-page description of your current research;
  • A one-page description of the research you would plan to undertake as a Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellow; and
  • Two samples of your written work (for example, research papers or thesis chapters), including a one-page abstract for each piece.

Submission Deadline
12 September 2018.

Website and Application Link

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