Associate Professorship in the Politics and International Relations of Japan

The Oxford School of Global and Area Studies (OSGA) and the Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR), in association with St Antony’s College, propose to appoint an Associate Professor in the Politics and International Relations of Japan. We invite applicants with expertise in Japanese Politics and/or International Relations of Japan, and a strong background in comparative government and/or international relations more broadly.

You will be expected to teach and supervise at the undergraduate and graduate level, contribute to administration and examining, and act as a College adviser for graduate students. The post will be held in conjunction with a Governing Body Fellowship at St Antony’s College. You will engage actively in research, to contribute through publication to the departments’ and University's international reputation for research excellence.

You will have a doctorate in politics or international relations or a closely related field, as well as a world-class portfolio of research and publications in the politics and/or international relations of Japan complimented by an exciting future research programme. You will possess the ability to work with primary/Japanese language source material.

The postholder will be based at the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies, 27 Winchester Road, OX2 6NA. The salary is on the scale £47,263 - £63,463 p.a. plus College benefits including a housing allowance of £2,505. Appointments to Associate Professorships are confirmed as permanent on successful completion of a review during the first 5 years.

If you would like to discuss this post and find out more about joining the academic community at Oxford, please contact Professor Timothy Power, Head of the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies (email:; tel: 01865 284779) or Professor Louise Fawcett, Head of the Department of Politics and International Relations (email:; tel: 01865 271792). All enquiries will be treated in strict confidence; they will not form part of the selection decision. Any offer made will be subject to pre-employment checks.

Start date: 1 October 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 29 March 2019. Interviews will be held on 24 May 2019.

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

Further particulars can be found here.