Associate Professorship in International Relations

Application deadline: 12.00 noon (UK time) on Monday 22 March 2021

Salary: £48,114 to £64,605 per annum

Associate Professorship in International Relations, 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 International Relations.

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, supervise 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 and/or expertise in international relations. Essential criteria include a completed doctorate in international relations, political science, or a closely related field, and an outstanding, world-class portfolio of research and publications in international relations. University teaching experience in international relations is also essential, as is an ability to contribute to excellent teaching of research methods and research design at the postgraduate level.

The post-holder will have space 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 Nick 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 ( or the Senior Tutor, Dr Eleni Kechagia-Ovseiko (


A job description and selection criteria are available here.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 22 March 2021.


Interviews are expected to be held remotely in May 2021.


Applications must be made through the University website: APPLY ONLINE


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