Associate Professorship in European Union and Comparative European Politics

Politics & Int Relations

University of Oxford, Oxford, UK


  • Posted on: 28th Jan 2021
  • Salary: £48,114 to £64,605 p.a.
  • REF: 149352
  • Closes: 11th March 2021
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time

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Associate Professorship in European Union and Comparative European Politics

£48,114 to £64,605 p.a.

Associate Professorship in European Union and Comparative European Politics, in association with Nuffield College Salary on the scale within the range £48,114 to £64,605 p.a. (plus College benefits including a pensionable College Academic Responsibility allowance of £23,143 p.a.)

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 Nuffield College, now seeks jointly to appoint an inspirational teacher and accomplished research scholar to an Associate Professorship in European Union and Comparative European Politics.

The successful candidate will be expected to engage actively in research in the Department and Nuffield College and to contribute through world-class publications to the Department’s and University’s international reputation for research excellence.

The post-holder will offer teaching in the DPIR, supervision of undergraduate and graduate students, contribute to administration and examining, and act as a College Supervisor for graduate students in the relevant subject(s). The post will be held in conjunction with a Professorial Fellowship at Nuffield College.

Applications are welcomed from outstanding candidates with strong research background in European Union politics and/or expertise in comparative European politics. Essential criteria include a completed doctorate in political science, international relations, or a closely related field and an outstanding, world-class portfolio of research and publications spanning the politics of the European Union and/or comparative European politics. Preference will be given to scholars with an ability to teach and supervise in the areas of European Union integration, the politics of European Union institutions, and/or European Union public policy. Expertise in research methods is highly desirable.

The post-holder will have a room for teaching and research in the Department of Politics of International Relations as well as an office in Nuffield College.

Associate Professor is the main academic career grade at Oxford with a focus on research and teaching, spanning the full range of professor grades in the USA. In exceptional cases, the title of full Professor may be awarded on appointment. Appointments to Associate Professorships are confirmed as permanent on successful completion of a review during the first 5 years. Any offer made will be subject to pre-employment checks. The post is offered on a full-time basis, available from 1 September 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

If you would like to discuss this post and find out more about joining the academic community at Oxford, please contact Petra Schleiter, Joint Head of the Department of Politics and International Relations ( Queries about Nuffield College can be addressed to the College’s Warden, Sir Andrew Dilnot ( or the Senior Tutor, Dr Eleni Kechagia-Ovseiko (

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Thursday 11 March 2021. Interviews are expected to be held remotely in April 2021.

Applications are encouraged from women and Black and minority ethnic candidates, who are underrepresented in academic posts in Oxford.

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Miss Sofia Nari

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+ 44 (0) 1865 288566

Closing Date & Time :

11-Mar-2021 12:00

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