The Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford is seeking to appoint a full-time Departmental Lecturer in Political Theory. Based in Oxford, this is a fixed-term appointment for 1 year commencing, 1 January 2018.
The appointee will provide teaching and research supervision for the Department of Politics and International Relations at the undergraduate and graduate level, while contributing to examining and admission processes and undertaking independent research in Political Theory (with a specialism in the History of Political Thought preferred). The successful candidate will also teach undergraduates and serve as the main organising tutor for Politics in Oriel College.
The ideal candidate will hold a relevant PhD/DPhil by January 2018 and will be able to give lecturers for the undergraduate options paper, ‘Political Thought: Plato to Rousseau’, and will contribute to the teaching of seminars in the history of ancient and modern political thought for the MPhil in Politics (Political Theory).The ability to provide excellent class and tutorial teaching to both undergraduates and graduates, and to advise MPhil and DPhil students in their research projects is essential for this role. You will be committed to the full range of academic duties, including engaging in assessment, alongside the progression of your own professional development. You will have a strong record of independent research and publication in highly-ranked, peer-reviewed journals or major presses. Excellent communication, interpersonal, organisational skills are required for this role, along with a demonstrated willingness to contribute to the pastoral care of students.
The duties, responsibilities and skills required are described in more detail in the further particulars, which also contain details on how to apply. If you have any questions regarding the vacancy please contact us using the details below.
The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 27 November 2017.
Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy has changed. With effect from 1 October 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above have a retirement age of the 30 September before the 69th birthday. All employees at Grades 1-7 do not have a set retirement age. Further details are available here: https://www.ox.ac.uk/about/jobs/preemploymentscreening.