Junior Research Fellowship in Global Refugee Policy – Refugee Studies Centre (RSC)
University of Oxford – Oxford Department of International Development
Closes: 11th March 2016
Oxford Department of International Development, Queen Elizabeth House, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford
In the context of various refugee crises including the European context, the RSC is launching a centre-wide project called ‘Rethinking Refuge.’, which will include a series of workshops and seminars. To advance this project and to stimulate creative academic reflection relating to refugee policy, the RSC seeks a JRF in Global Refugee Policy. The JRF will work collaboratively on the development of this centre-wide initiative, work with RSC staff on a series of joint outputs notably on ‘responsibility-sharing in the refugee regime’, and undertake independent research. The successful candidate may be asked to teach an option course on the MSc in RFM Studies. The post is full-time, for a fixed-term of 2 years, to start in April 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Applicants should have: a doctorate (or be close to completing a doctorate) in a relevant social science discipline (e.g. politics, international relations, public policy, law, modern history, geography, anthropology, or sociology) with a focus on refugee issues; a track record of publishing work in highly ranked, peer-reviewed academic publications, including a sole authored publication in a highly regarded journal in a relevant field, or in leading academic press; proven interest in refugee policy, demonstrated by engagement with relevant institutions and/or policy processes; ability to organise and convene academic events that engage both academics and policy-makers in dialogue; excellent communication skills, including the ability to write for publication, present research proposals and results, and represent the Refugee Studies Centre at meetings; and the potential to make a significant academic contribution to the field of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies.
Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.
Only applications received before 12.00 noon on Friday 11 March 2016 can be considered.