Associate Professorship in African Studies

SCHOOL OF INTERDISCIPLINARY AREA STUDIES in association with St Anne’s College

Grade 10a (36S): from £44,620 p.a.

Applications are invited for appointment to an Associate Professorship in African Studies, to be held in the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies (SIAS), in association with a Non-Tutorial Fellowship at St Anne’s College, with effect from 1 September 2015. The post is full time and upon completion of a successful review, permanent.

The successful candidate will have research interests in a social sciences discipline, history or cultural studies, with special reference to Africa. He/she will be expected to provide teaching and supervision for the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies at graduate level and to engage in research and administration. Candidates should refer to the further particulars for full details of the teaching requirements for this post.

Candidates should have a doctoral degree in the social sciences, history or cultural studies, with special reference to Africa.  Interdisciplinary skills are welcomed. The successful candidate must demonstrate: research achievement at an international level appropriate to the stage of his or her career; skills and commitment to contribute effectively to administration, teaching and supervision activity in the School;a record of success in obtaining research funding or commitment to doing so is desirable.

The post-holder will have an office in the African Studies Centre, 13 Bevington Road.

Further particulars, including details of how to apply, can be obtained from the SIAS website (, or by writing to the Assistant to the Departmental Administrator, School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies, 12 Bevington Road, Oxford OX2 6LH (

The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon (UK time) on Thursday 9 April 2015.

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