Professorship of Sociology

University of Oxford - Department of Sociology in association with Nuffield College

The University of Oxford is seeking to appoint an outstanding scholar and teacher to the Professorship of Sociology with effect from 1 September 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. The appointment will be held at the Department of Sociology and in conjunction with a Professorial Fellowship at Nuffield College. The Professorship of Sociology was established in 1999 as the founding Chair for the Department, and was filled by Professor Anthony Heath until his retirement, followed by Professor Francesco Billari until January 2017. Despite its relatively recent establishment, it has become one of the highest profile statutory chairs in the field nationally and internationally.

The successful applicant will be a scholar of international distinction with an outstanding record of research publication in the field of sociology and with a proven leadership record.

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

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 15 January 2018

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

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:

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