Dr Stavropoulos is looking for one or two research assistants to help with 4 articles.

Duration and hours

The work is to start immediately and will run until January 2017.

The hours will vary, but each assistant will be expected to work about 60 hours if two assistants are appointed, or up to 120 hours if one is appointed, over the next 6 months.


The post will report to Dr Stavropoulos.


This post requires a strong background in contemporary philosophical work in at least some of the following areas: general jurisprudence, general metaphysics, constitutive explanation or grounding, normativity and meta-ethics, political obligation, authority, the nature of language and communication. It also requires excellent writing, editing, and research skills, and access to online search tools.

A general understanding of the field of legal philosophy, especially debates concerning the nature, grounds and force of law, is desirable.

Good admin and IT skills are essential.

Some of the work will involve copy-editing as well as locating, verifying, and supplying citations.

The work can be done in any place where you have access to online resources, but you must be available in Oxford for occasional meetings during term time.


This post is open to current graduate research students in the Law Faculty or the Philosophy Faculty and the hours are in line with the restrictions on working hours for students.

Rate of Pay

This will be paid at the standard research assistant rate of £14.01/hour plus holiday pay of £2.40 = total of £16.41/hour. **


This post is funded by the Law Faculty’s Research Support Fund.

How to Apply

A short CV and cover letter (including the name of your supervisor) should be sent by email to nicos.stavropoulos@law.ox.ac.uk by the 10th June 2016. Please explain briefly how you meet the requirements and give details of your availability over the summer.

Supervisors may be asked for a reference.

Informal enquiries may be emailed to nicos.stavropoulos@law.ox.ac.uk.