Associate Professorship in Contemporary Political Theory

Application Deadline: 12 noon (UK time) on Monday 3 October 2022

£48,835 to £65,574 p.a. plus additional benefits (including the College's Academic Responsibility Allowance of £23,490 p.a.)

The Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR), in association with Nuffield College, is seeking to appoint an Associate Professor in Contemporary Political Theory.

The successful candidate will be expected to conduct advanced research; to teach, supervise, and examine in political theory at the graduate and undergraduate level; to play a part in the administrative work of the Department and the College; and to act as a College supervisor for graduate students.

Applications are welcome from both early career and established scholars with a completed doctorate in political theory, or a closely related field, and an outstanding portfolio of research and publications in contemporary political theory, or a closely related field, as well as an exciting future research programme.

The post will be held in conjunction with a Professorial Fellowship at Nuffield College. The post-holder will receive additional benefits including the College’s Academic Responsibility Allowance of £23,490 p.a. and will be assigned a room for teaching and research in the Department of Politics and International Relations, Manor Road Building, Manor Road, and an office in Nuffield College.

If you would like to discuss this post and find out more about joining the academic community at Oxford, please contact Nicholas Owen, 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 ( All enquiries will be treated in strict confidence.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV, including full list of publications; details of teaching experience; a statement of research interests and covering letter or statement. You are also required to provide details of three referees whom you have asked to submit confidential reference letters. Please ensure that your referees send their letters by the stated deadline for applications.

Only applications received before midday (UK time) on 03 October 2022 can be considered. Please quote reference 158935 on all correspondence.

Further details about the post are available here:

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

Apply online on the University website.