Nuffield College, Oxford and the Rothermere American Institute (RAI) intend to appoint a Rivington and Joan Winant Postdoctoral Research Fellow in US Foreign Policy. The appointment will be for three years, with effect from 1 September 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter. The area of the post is intended to include (but is not limited to) analytical and historical approaches to twentieth-century US Foreign Policy.
The Research Fellow will be expected to engage in scholarly research and take part in the intellectual life of the College and the RAI, which will include attending and organising research events such as workshops, seminar series or conferences. Possible ad hoc paid teaching or supervision within the collegiate University may be undertaken by the Research Fellow, up to a maximum of 48 hours per year.
The Fellowship is intended for a scholar from any country. To be eligible, candidates should hold a bachelors and/or masters degree and should by 1 September 2015 have completed, or be close to completing, a doctorate in an area relevant to the post. Candidates must not have spent more than a total of eight years in postgraduate study in the social sciences and/or in employment in a teaching or research post in the social sciences by the date of taking up the Fellowship, nor should they have previously held a research fellowship similar to that advertised for more than one year.
The Research Fellow's salary is set at point 4 of the College's Salary Scales for Research Fellows, currently GBP 24,259. The successful candidate will also receive a housing allowance of GBP 5,556 (or single accommodation within College), and a research budget, currently GBP 2,675 per annum, for expenses incurred in the course of academic duty.
A full list of benefits is set out in the further particulars, which - together with an application form - are available on the College web page: http://www.nuffield.ox.ac.uk/About/Vacancies/Documents/RAIprf.pdf or from the College Registrar, Nuffield College, Oxford OX1 1NF. Email: email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>.
The deadline for applications is Thursday 30 April 2015. A short-list of candidates for the Fellowship will be invited to visit the College and the RAI in late May or early June 2015 to give a short seminar presentation and to be interviewed.
The College exists to promote excellence in education and research, and is an equal opportunities employer committed to equality and valuing diversity. Applications are particularly welcome from women, black and minority ethnic candidates, who are currently under-represented in posts in the College.