This Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) at Lady Margaret Hall (LMH) is intended as a three-year career development post for an early career academic. It provides an opportunity to develop independent research alongside gaining some experience and training in tutorial teaching. The successful applicant will be provided with a mentor, who will offer career guidance and general advice.

This post is funded in memory of Jerry and Sis Levin who dedicated their lives to the search for peace following Jerry’s kidnapping in the 1980s in Beirut when he was CNN bureau chief. The Levin JRF in Peace Studies has been established in the context of the College’s strategy to enhance its own academic provision, to provide new opportunities for career development and to develop links between the world of teaching and research and the wider national and international environment.

The person appointed would be expected to conduct significant research and teaching in the field of non-violent conflict resolution, broadly defined. They would be expected to undertake research that will have a substantial empirical component in the field. The research should have practical as well as academic impact in their subject area, and that will inform policymaking of the professionals working in the area. The person appointed will be expected to undertake three hours a week of undergraduate tutorial teaching in International Relations (for LMH during the three 8-week terms). They will help with the organisation and promotion of teaching and research in International Relations at LMH and will play a full role in the intellectual and social life of the College. The College would also encourage the Research Fellow to engage with the academic activities of the Department of Politics and International Relations.

The salary will be on the Grade 7 scale, starting at £34,308 per annum, at current rates; any teaching above three hours will be paid at the Senior Tutors’ Committee agreed hourly rate. In addition, the successful candidate will be entitled to all meals (Common Table rights) whenever the kitchens are open and an accommodation allowance of £5,250 will be available which may be used to cover the cost of single person accommodation in College if available.

Applicants should either have successfully completed a doctorate or have a Master’s degree and be well advanced in the process of completing a doctoral thesis. Candidates should additionally have a project which they intend to complete in the period of the Fellowship. The award is intended to support a recently post-doctoral candidate. Candidates who have not previously taught the International Relations papers (courses) at Oxford will be expected to familiarise themselves with the syllabus and to be prepared to teach at least the core paper 214; but the ability to teach paper 212 (International Relations in the Era of Two Wars) and paper 213 (International Relations in the Era of the Cold War) would be welcome.

Further particulars are available via the link below. 

The closing date for applications is noon on Friday 30 June 2023.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview at LMH, likely during the week commencing 10 July 2023. They will be asked to submit a sample of their written work. This can be an article or chapter, published or unpublished, but should be chosen to best showcase recent work. It should be between 8,000 and 10,000 words maximum.

Lady Margaret Hall is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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