Postdoctoral Research Fellow in SCHOOLPOL University of Oxford, Department of Politics and International Relations United Kingdom

Postdoctoral Research Fellow - SCHOOLPOL

Department of Politics and International Relations, Manor Road, Oxford

Grade 7: £31,604 p.a.

The Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford is seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to join their research team to work on an exciting new project directed by Professor Jane Gingrich, the Principal Investigator (PI), and supported by the European Research Council (ERC). The project examines the post-war development of education systems in OECD countries, divided over three work streams.


The successful candidate will provide research support across all work streams, including undertaking advanced research within the context of the entire project, with a particular emphasis on historical data collection. In addition to pursuing their own related research agenda, s/he will be expected to contribute to the running of the project and to co-author work with the Principal Investigator.


The postholder’s duties will also include assisting in the compilation of a cross-national database of policies and legislation related to education from the post-war period onwards, and contributing to the dissemination of project results (including the construction of an online open-access database). S/he will be expected to present findings and outputs from the project at international conferences.


The successful candidate will hold, or be close to completion of, a doctorate in the field of political science, sociology, economics or a related area. Applicants should have an interest in and strong understanding of education policy and experience in historical or archival research, or quantitative data collection. In addition, they should have a willingness and ability to contribute to the dissemination of project results and to represent the project at conferences and external events.


This post is offered on a full-time basis for a period of 3 years, to commence from 1 September 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.


The duties, responsibilities and skills required are described in more detail in the further particulars which also contain details on how to apply.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 30 May 2018.


Contact Person : Personnel Office

Vacancy ID : 134712

Contact Phone : 01865 285956 and 01865 288566

Closing Date : 30-May-2018

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