Nuffield College: Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellows (PPRFs) in Sociology

Applications are invited from graduates wishing to undertake research in any
area of Sociology. The main interests of the College are in Economics, Politics
and Sociology, but these are broadly construed to include, for example, social
science approaches to history, social and medical statistics, international
relations, social psychology, public policy, and social policy. The College
offers separate Fellowship competitions for applicants researching in Economics
and in Politics. Applicants who wish to undertake interdisciplinary research in
social science may apply to one or more of the three Fellowship competitions.
Applicants who wish to undertake research in Economic History, or
interdisciplinary research in Sociology which includes Economics and/or
Politics are welcome to apply for the PPRFs in Sociology. The Sociology Group
particularly encourages applications from candidates who work or plan to work
in the field of one or more of the College’s Sociology Fellows.

PPRFs’ main responsibility is to engage in scholarly research (collaborations
with Fellows and postdocs in College and around Oxford are of course welcomed).
They have no teaching or administrative obligations but are expected to
participate in the intellectual life of the College. They will be expected to
organise a seminar or workshop in their subject area during the three-year term
of their appointment and the College can help finance and organise these
activities.

Post-doctoral salary starts at £23,548 p.a.
Research budget £2,561 p.a.
Free single College accommodation or £5,393 p.a. housing allowance
Free lunch and dinner in College
Child support funds available

To be eligible, candidates should hold a bachelors and/or masters degree and
should by 1 September 2014 have completed, or be close to completing, a
doctorate. Candidates must not have spent more than a total of eight years in
postgraduate study, teaching or research in the social sciences by the date of
taking up the Fellowship, and should not have previously held a research
fellowship similar to that advertised.

The Fellowships are to be taken up on 1 September 2014. The appointment will be for 3 years.

Further particulars and the application form can be downloaded from the links
below, and are also available from the Administrative Officer, Nuffield
College, Oxford OX1 1NF. Email: pprf@nuffield.ox.ac.uk.

The deadline for applications is Monday 4 November 2013.

The College exists to promote excellence in education and research, and is an
equal opportunities employer committed to equality and valuing diversity.
Applications are particularly welcome from black and minority ethnic
candidates, who are currently under-represented in posts in the College.

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