Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellowships in Politics
Nuffield College and the Department of Politics and International Relations 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 postdoctoral fellowships are available for three years.
The aim of the competition is to identify and attract candidates who are reaching or have reached the end of their doctorate and have the potential to produce high quality research and to become world-class scholars in the social sciences.
The key responsibilities of the Research Fellows are to engage in independent scholarly research, to take part in the intellectual life of the College and the Department, and to undertake a small amount of teaching for the Department. Decisions about the nature and direction of the research undertaken will be wholly under the control of the Research Fellow, but the College and the Department will appoint academic mentors to provide support and advice.
PPRFs will normally be expected to engage in activities aimed at integrating them in the College and departmental life and in the broader Oxford community. To that end, they will be encouraged to organise research events such as workshops, seminar series or conferences (for which the College and the Department can provide administrative and financial support). These activities can be agreed in consultation between them, Nuffield and Department mentors and the Politics Group Chair.
The Fellowships are open to scholars from any country, and the College particularly welcomes applications from women, from disabled people, and from black and minority ethnic candidates, who are currently under-represented in academic posts in Nuffield. To be eligible, candidates should hold a bachelors and/or masters degree and should by 1 September 2018 have 2 completed, or be close to completing, a doctorate. Candidates must be within three years of the award of their doctorate at the time of application. 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. Allowances will be made for career breaks (for example, family-related leave) and candidates are asked to provide relevant information.
Any requests for further information about these posts or any queries should be addressed to the College Registrar at Nuffield by emailing email@example.com.
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