Applications are invited for appointment to a University Lecturership, to be held jointly in the Faculty of Law and the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies (SIAS), in association with an Official Fellowship at St Anne’s College, with effect from 1 September 2013, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The successful applicant will have research interests in issues of law and order, policing and politics in Africa. He/she will be expected to engage in research; to co-operate in the work of the School and the Faculty, including providing teaching and supervision for both the Faculty of Law and SIAS at undergraduate and graduate levels; to examine; and to act as Graduate Advisor in the College. Candidates should refer to the further particulars for full details of the teaching requirements for this post.

Candidates should have received the degree of PhD, in a field of criminology or politics or a related field, with reference to Africa, by 1 September 2013, or at least have submitted a completed doctoral dissertation for examination by that date. The successful candidate must have a proven track record of externally funded research of international quality, an academic publication record in international journals, strong research interest in African criminology, a willingness to work as part of an interdisciplinary School, excellence in teaching and the ability and experience to teaching graduate students of high calibre, a commitment to play a central role in administration. 

The salary for this post will be on a scale from £43,312 - £58,157 p.a. Additional college allowances are available as set out in the further particulars.

The post is located in the African Studies Centre and the Centre for Criminology, Oxford.

Further particulars, including details of how to apply, can be obtained from the SIAS website or  from the Law Faculty website (, or by writing to the Assistant to the Departmental Administrator, School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies, 12 Bevington Road, Oxford OX2 6LS.

The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon (UK time) on 17 May 2013.

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