Associate Professorship of Public Policy (Security and State Violence)

University of Oxford
Blavatnik School of Government
Closing Date
WorkplaceOxford, South East England, UK


Blavatnik School of Government, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter in association with Kellogg College, Oxford

The Blavatnik School of Government seeks applications for an Associate Professorship of Public Policy (Security and State Violence). This is a full-time position based at Blavatnik School of Government, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford. The post will be held in association with a non-tutorial fellowship at Kellogg College situated on Banbury Road, Oxford.

The school aspires to be one of the world’s leading academic institutions for research, teaching, and public leadership development which improves government. This Associate Professorship will bring to the school an academic with an emerging global reputation for excellence in research, teaching, and public engagement in the area of political violence and security. We are seeking an academic whose work advances understanding and practice of issues related to security, whether in civil or international contexts. We are interested in someone who works at the nexus of security and state capacities - research into the logics of civil conflict, the challenge of violence in post-conflict societies, and the character of police and security sector reforms would all fit within this description, as would others.

The appointment will be made in association with a non-tutorial fellowship at Kellogg College, where the Fellow is expected to take part in the administration and governance of the College by participation in the Governing Body and other committees. The Official Fellow will be entitled to the rights of Common Table which comprise free lunches and Guest Night Dinners; a pensionable academic allowance of 732 p.a., an advisor’s allowance of 644 p.a., and a library allowance of 200 p.a. Additionally, an allowance of 2,754 p.a. would be payable upon award of the Full Professor title.

The successful candidate should have a doctorate in a relevant discipline, such as international relations, politics, public policy or a closely related field; a track record of internationally excellent articles in highly ranked, peer-reviewed academic journals, commensurate with the candidate’s career stage; an outstanding programme of applied research in the field of security; the ability and willingness to teach, supervise, and assess high-achieving and challenging graduate students from diverse cultural backgrounds; the ability and willingness to develop and teach upon short courses for senior practitioners from diverse cultural backgrounds; and a commitment to outstanding and innovative teaching.

The appointee will be required to engage in original, world-class applied research on public policy; to secure research funding and successfully complete research projects on public policy; to disseminate research through publication in highly ranked, peer-reviewed academic journals. You will also contribute to the development and delivery of the Master of Public Policy (MPP); give lectures, classes and tutorials; supervise master and doctoral students in the school; and contribute as appropriate to the school’s programme of short courses for senior leaders and policymakers.

Further information (including details about how to apply) is included in the further particulars. If you have any questions, please contact Brooke Martin-Garbutt, HR Manager using the email address below.

The successful candidate would be expected to join by 1 July 2020 or soon thereafter.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 21 October 2019. We aim to hold interviews at the school from Monday 25 November 2019.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.


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