Montague Burton Professor of International Relations

Department of Politics & International Relations, Manor Road Building, Oxford, in association with Balliol College, Oxford

The Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR) and Balliol College intend to appoint an outstanding scholar and teacher to the Montague Burton Professorship of International Relations with effect from January 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The post will be held in conjunction with a Governing Body Fellowship at Balliol College and the Montague Burton Professor will have an office in DPIR, Manor Road Building.

This post offers an exceptional opportunity to take on a strategic leadership role as a researcher, educator and institution builder in International Relations, exercising an internationally discipline-shaping influence in the field. DPIR is a globally-leading department, one of the largest departments in Politics and International Relations worldwide, ranked top in the world in H-INDEX citations by QS, and first for research overall in the most recent THES global university rankings for Politics and International Studies.

The Montague Burton Professorship of International Relations was created in 1930 with an endowment by Sir Montague Burton and is the longest-established chair in International Relations at the University of Oxford. This post is a Statutory Professorship, which is the most senior academic grade at Oxford.

You will be a scholar of international excellence with a world-leading and impactful record of research and publications in the field of International Relations as well as substantial success in securing external research funding and a proven ability to provide research leadership with a commitment to intellectual and methodological pluralism. You will also demonstrate excellence in teaching, supervising and examining students and an ability to provide leadership in teaching provision, including curriculum reform.

If you would like to discuss this post and find out more about joining the academic community at Oxford, please contact Professor Petra Schleiter, Joint Head of the DPIR (, or Dr Nicola Trott, Senior Tutor, Balliol College (   All enquiries will be treated as confidential and will not form part of the selection process.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 26 April 2021. Interviews are expected to be held remotely in June 2021. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an informal visit to Oxford, if possible
Applications are strongly encouraged from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are underrepresented in academic posts in Oxford.

To apply for this role and for further details, click here.


Professor in Comparative Politics, Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen

The Department of Political Science, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), invites excellent candidates for one or more full professorships in Comparative Politics.

The position is available from 1 October 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.


The Department is a top-ranked European Political Science department, which offers a vibrant, collegial and pluralist working environment for ambitious scholars.

The pluralism of Political Science in Copenhagen is evidenced in the various epistemological and methodological approaches as well as sub-fields adopted by faculty, as reflected in a wide range of core subjects in the MSc programme. The Department is located on an attractive, historic campus in central Copenhagen – a city continuously voted as one of the most liveable European capitals. Located in a capital the Department has a strong tradition for engagement in policy development and impact, and in national and international public debates.

The Department has some 2,200 students across its study programmes and welcomes annually approximately 200 exchange and guest students from abroad. See more on the Department’s study programmes here:

The Department consists of some 70 faculty, 35 PhD students as well as administrative and support staff.

For more details and to apply, see this document


Assistant/Associate Tenure Track, Philosophy of Law at McMaster University

The Department of Philosophy at McMaster University seeks to hire a philosopher of law at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, Tenure Track. The department will also consider social or political philosophers whose research forefronts law and legal institutions. We understand philosophy of law broadly to include not only general jurisprudence but also philosophical work focused on particular areas of law, including, but not limited to: constitutional law, criminal law, contract law, discrimination law, human rights law, international law, labor law, property law, and tort law. We are especially interested in scholars with expertise in feminist jurisprudence, Indigenous law, or the law as it relates to race. The normal teaching load in the Philosophy Department is 2 courses per term (4 per academic year), plus graduate supervision.

The successful applicant must demonstrate a record of excellence in teaching and research and a willingness and ability to: (1) contribute actively to the Department’s undergraduate program in Justice, Political Philosophy and Law; (2) supervise MA and PhD graduate students; (3) help build and sustain McMaster’s existing institutional connections through the Ontario Legal Philosophy Partnership, as well as its already strong working relationships with nearby law schools, and; (4) support the collegial atmosphere and intellectual life of the department. The successful applicant must have or be very near completion of a doctorate in philosophy or subject matter directly related to the position (e.g., law with a specialization in philosophy or political science with a specialization in political theory) by the time of the appointment.

For further details and how to apply, see this document.