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John G Winant Visiting Professor of American Government

A stipend of £40,000 for the academic year

Rothermere American Institute in association with Balliol College, Oxford

The University of Oxford invites applications for the John G Winant Visiting Professorship of American Government. The tenure of each Visiting Professor will be up to one academic year (1 September to 1 July). Applications are now open for the academic years 2021-22, 2022-23 and 2023-24.

You will be expected to deliver one major public lecture, the Winant Lecture, preferably in the first term of your appointment. More generally you will contribute to the intellectual activity of the Rothermere American Institute (

You will be intellectually eminent in American government, with an academic background (e.g. PhD and research experience) in American government, political science, or similar related field of study.

You will hold a Supernumerary Visiting Fellowship at Balliol College ( A stipend is payable (£40,000 for the academic year, or pro rata if appointment is for only part of an academic year). This stipend is intended to be a supplement to your current salary. In addition, some funds are available for travel expenses and for other expenses incurred in the course of your duties as the Visiting Professor.

Further details may be obtained from Sue Morris, Secretary to the Winant Visiting Professorship, Senior Appointments Team, University of Oxford (email:

Applications including a CV and covering letter should be sent directly by email to: Please indicate which of the three academic year(s) you wish to be considered for in your covering letter.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 20 April 2020. Vacancy ID: 144819


MPhil/MSc Coordinator (145509)

Grade 5: £25,941 - £30,942 p.a.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and highly motivated coordinator to join our busy Courses Team to provide administrative support for our MPhil and MSc programmes at the Department of Politics and International Relations.

The MPhil/MSc Coordinator is responsible for coordinating arrangements for postgraduate taught programmes in Politics and International Relations. The postholder will look after two MPhils (MPhil in International Relations and MPhil in Political Theory) and one MSc programme (MSc in Political Theory Research) and expected to work flexibly and collaboratively with a second MPhil/MSc Coordinator (who provides equivalent support to our other taught postgraduate programmes) to ensure effective support across the whole portfolio. This post will have particular responsibility for planning and improving administrative procedures for the admission of taught postgraduates. The post-holder will also work closely with the Academic Administrator, Course Directors, the Directors of Research Training, the Chair of Examiners and other ‘Academic Officers’.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 20 March 2020.

Applications must be made through the university website.

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Working With Us

Established in 2000, the Department is one of the largest teaching and research units in its field in the United Kingdom with over 100 active research staff working around five principal areas: Government, Theory, International Relations, the Politics of Development and the application of quantitative methods in political and social science. The Department is located in the new Social Sciences building on Manor Road along with the Departments of Economics and Sociology, the Centres for Criminology and Socio-Legal Studies and the new Social Science Library.

Application Details

Further particulars and vacancy details can be obtained by contacting the Personnel Office by email Information about non-departmental posts can also be found on noticeboards in the Manor Road building, on the University Job Pages and at

The University of Oxford is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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