Associate Professorship in African StudiesUniversity of Oxford African Studies Centre, 13 Bevington Road, Oxford OX2 6LH

The Oxford School of Global and Area Studies (OSGA), in association with Corpus Christi College, seek to appoint an Associate Professor in African Studies from 1 September 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter. We invite applicants with expertise in a social sciences discipline, history or cultural studies with special reference to Africa. Interdisciplinary skills are welcomed, and preference may be given to someone who works on South Africa.

You will be expected to teach and supervise at the graduate level and to engage in research and administration. The post will be held in conjunction with a Governing Body Fellowship (non-stipendiary) at Corpus Christi College. You will engage actively in research to contribute through publication to the department’s and University’s international reputation for research excellence.

You should have received a doctorate in a social sciences discipline, history or cultural studies with special reference to Africa, by 1 September 2021. The successful candidate will demonstrate: research achievement at an international level appropriate to the stage of their career; the skills and commitment to contribute effectively to teaching, supervision and academic administration in the School; and a record of success in obtaining research funding or commitment to doing so.

Appointments to Associate Professorships are confirmed as permanent on successful completion of a review during the first five years. If you would like to discuss this post and find out more about joining the academic community at Oxford, please contact Professor Timothy Power, Head of the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies (email: timothy.power@lac.ox.ac.uk). All enquiries will be treated in strict confidence; they will not form part of the selection decision. Any offer made will be subject to pre-employment checks. Further information (including details about how to apply) can be obtained from https://www.area-studies.ox.ac.uk/vacancies**.**

Further information on Corpus Christi College may be found at http://www.ccc.ox.ac.uk

Start date: 1 September 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter

Interview date: interviews will be held in May 2021

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 14 April 2021.

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