Rhodes Professor of Race Relations

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

Start date: 1 October 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The University of Oxford seeks to appoint an outstanding candidate to the Rhodes Professorship in Race Relations. The appointment will be held in the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies at the African Studies Centre, in conjunction with a Governing Body Fellowship at St Antony’s College.

The Rhodes Professorship in Race Relations was endowed by Rhodesian Selection Trust mining company and will be vacant on the retirement of Professor William Beinart in 2015. The chair has been at the heart of St Antony’s African Studies programme for many decades and William Beinart the current chair established the University’s African Studies Centre in 2002. The University therefore seeks applications from scholars who have a broad-ranging approach to any related aspect of African Studies (sub-Saharan), and the ability to exploit the opportunities of Interdisciplinary Area Studies at Oxford. Applicants may come from any relevant discipline: Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Development Studies, Gender Studies, History, Human Geography, International Studies, Politics, Policy, and, Sociology.

The successful applicant will be a scholar of international distinction with an outstanding record of research publication in the field of African Studies (sub-Saharan) and a proven track record of leadership in research and teaching.

Deadline for applications: Monday 22 June 2015. For more details about the post and full application instructions, see www.ox.ac.uk/about_the_university/jobs/fp.

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

Committed to equality and valuing diversity.