Associate Professorship in the Politics of Africa

School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies and Department of Politics and International Relations in association with St Antony's College, Oxford
Grade 10a: From £45,562 p.a.
We are seeking to appoint a permanent Associate Professor in the Politics of Africa, to be held in the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies (SIAS) and the Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR), in association with a Non-Tutorial Governing Body Fellowship at St Antony’s College under arrangements described in the further particulars.

The successful candidate will be a scholar in an appropriate field of African Politics and/or International Relations, with preference given to those with expertise to teach on thematic questions beyond Africa such as politics, sex and gender or politics and religion. You will be expected to teach and supervise at the graduate and undergraduate level, in particular teaching on the interdisciplinary core courses on the MSc in African Studies; as well as giving lectures, classes and tutorials for the undergraduate African Politics paper (in the Honour Schools of Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE), and Modern History and Politics (HP). You should refer to the further particulars for full details of the teaching requirements for this post.

You will have received a doctorate in a relevant field as well as a proven track record of research of international quality, including the capacity to publish in international journals and with major presses. The successful candidate will demonstrate: the capacity to win external research funding, the ability and experience to teach both undergraduate and graduate students of high calibre, and to carry out student assessment, and contribute to the design and delivery of degree programmes; supervise MSc, MPhil and doctoral students in African Studies, African Politics, and/or International Relations; and the skills and commitment to be a fully participating member of both the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies and the Department of Politics and International Relations.

The postholder will have an office in The African Studies Centre, 13 Bevington Road, Oxford, OX2 6LH.

Associate professors who are awarded the title of full professor may receive from the University an additional salary payment of £2,655 p.a.

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Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. To apply for this role and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 24 April 2017.

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

Contact Person : Victoria Hudson                  Vacancy ID : 128163
Contact Number : 01865 284991                    Closing Date : 24-Apr-2017
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