Associate Professor of Comparative Social Policy

University of Oxford - Department of Social Policy and Intervention in association with St. Antony’s College

The Department of Social Policy and Intervention has an exciting opportunity for an outstanding scholar to join the Department as an Associate Professor of Comparative Social Policy, in association with a non-tutorial fellowship at St. Antony’s 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. The post is available from 1 October 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. The appointment will be for 5 years in the first instance, and upon completion of a successful review, the post holder will be eligible for reappointment to the retiring age.

The Department is a world-leading centre of excellence for research and teaching in social policy and the development and evaluation of social interventions, and St. Antony’s College provides an interdisciplinary environment to study a range of subjects from development to international relations.

The successful candidate should have completed a doctorate in social science, have an outstanding programme of research in one or more areas of comparative social policy, and in-depth knowledge of at least one world region, and experience of teaching comparative social policy.

The appointee will be required to engage in comparative social policy research, seek and secure external research funding, supervise doctoral and Master's students, give lectures and tutorials and undertake departmental administrative duties, including examinations.

As a Governing Body Fellow of St Antony’s College, the Fellow will receive a housing allowance, which is currently £2,414 p.a.

Further information (including details about how to apply) can be obtained by clicking on the link to the further particulars below.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 2 February 2018. Interviews will be held on Friday 9 March 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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