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Two Post-doctoral Fellowship in Quantitative Methods in Political and Social Science

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The Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford proposes to appoint a Post-doctoral Fellow in Quantitative Methods in Political and Social Science for two years from 1st September 2010 in the Statistics Unit in the Centre for Research Methods in the Social Sciences in association with the Department of Statistics. The person appointed will teach graduate students in Social Science, provide support to Social Science academic staff in the use of quantitative methods, and undertake research using quantitative methods in Political and Social Science, or research into their use.

The main duties of the post are to contribute to the teaching of the Statistics Unit in the Department (to include lectures, classes, tutorials, and providing statistical support to staff and graduate students), and to carry out research into the use of Quantitative Research Methods. The post-holder will also be involved in the Oxford Spring School for Quantitative Methods, and will be expected to contribute appropriately to the intellectual and administrative life of the Department.

The successful candidate must hold (or have evidence of the imminent completion of) a doctorate in a relevant area, as well as a record of research achievement at international level, and a strong publication record. Experience of teaching at undergraduate level, and the ability to teach quantitative methods to graduate students are both essential. In addition, an interest in research design and methods is required, as are the skills and commitment to contribute to departmental life.

The duties and skills required are described in more detail in the further particulars, which also contain details on how to apply. These are available at

The closing date for applications is noon on Friday, 21st May 2010.

Salary scale: £28,983 - £35,646 per annum.