2015 IKEA Research Fellowships For International Relations at Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford

2015 IKEA Research Fellowships For International Relations at Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford

Deadline: November 25, 2014

Applications are invited for the IKEA Research Fellowship in International Relations at Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford, a fixed-term post of two years commencing 1st January 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter. Candidates should have research interests in the broad field of international relations and international development focusing especially on humanitarian programmes and intervention by state and non-governmental actors, and the promotions of human rights and legal protections.

The award is intended to support a recently post-doctoral candidate


  • Applicants should have completed a doctorate or have a Master’s degree and be well advanced in the process of completing a doctoral thesis
  • should additionally have a project which they intend to complete in the period of the Fellowship

Selection Criteria

  • High level of academic achievement
  • Importance, clarity, and feasibility of proposed research.
  • Ability and willingness to engage with relevant international agencies
  • Tutorial teaching potential
  • Ability and willingness to contribute to the intellectual life of the college

Awards/ Benefits

  • A salary of be £18,372 per annum, at current rates; any teaching above three hours will be paid at the Senior Tutors’ Committee agreed hourly rate
  • Living accommodation
  • Free meals
  • Research Expenses for fieldwork will be reimbursed up to £7,000, by agreement with the Senior Tutor.
  • Candidates who have not previously taught the International Relations papers at Oxford will be expected to familiarize 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

Responsibilities of Fellows

The Research Fellow’s duties will be:

  • To conduct and publish research.
  • To engage with external bodies to inform policy making.
  • to give, at least annually, a lecture or seminar in the College on the research activity undertaken.
  • To teach International Relations to undergraduates for a minimum of three hours and a maximum of 6 contact hours a week during term.
  • To play a full role in the intellectual life of the College.
  • To assist the Politics tutors in the undergraduate admissions exercise.
  • To undertake training for tutorial teaching and admissions interviewing as required.
  • To undertake administrative tasks directly associated with the post.

Application Process

A complete application packet includes

  • a curriculum vitae including a list of published work
  • a brief description of research to date
  • an outline (no more than 500 words) of the research proposal
  • an application form (Attachment 1), including the names of three referees
  • an equal opportunities monitoring form (optional; one copy only, Attachment 2)
  • three referees written directly to the Senior Tutor (either at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford OX2 6QA or by email to [email protected]) Note: Emailed references will be accepted only if they are sent directly from the referee and from an institutional email address. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that their references are sent in by their referees

Applications should be submitted by email to [email protected] to arrive not later than noon on Tuesday, 25th November 2014

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