Job: Postdoctoral Research Associate for the Chandler Sessions on Integrity and Corruption

The Blavatnik School of Government is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to join a dynamic project responsible for the new Chandler Sessions on Integrity and Corruption. This position offers an extraordinary opportunity to be part of a team working to reduce corruption and promote integrity in the public sectors of countries worldwide.

Grade 7: £32,817–£40,322 (with a discretionary range to £44,045) per annum

The Chandler Sessions are a joint project of the Blavatnik School of Government and University College, Oxford. The Sessions will convene a group of 15 senior officials who, together with a small group of faculty and expert journalists, will develop and test a set of new strategies for strengthening integrity in government institutions and dislodging entrenched cultures of corruption.

Reporting to the chair of the Sessions, Professor Christopher Stone, the Postdoctoral Research Associate’s primary role will be to co-edit the Session papers, including engaging substantively with the authors throughout the writing process. The postholder will work with the team to prepare each Session meeting, participate in meeting discussions, and maintain the dialogue with each of the participants between sessions. Approximately 50% of this role will be devoted to personal research and writing on the subject of integrity and corruption, which may consist, in full or in part, of work collaboratively undertaken with one or more members of the Sessions.

With both a rounded understanding on contemporary debates on public integrity and corruption and sufficient specialist knowledge in one or more aspects of the field, the successful candidate will hold, or be close to completion of, a PhD/DPhil in a field relevant to the Sessions. You should have excellent communication skills, including abilities to write creatively for academic and non-academic publications and edit the work of others for general readers, along with the ability to work collaboratively across disciplines. A diplomatic and respectful approach, with strong cross-cultural competencies and an interest in working with a diverse range of people, are also essential.

This position is fixed term until March 2024. The anticipated start date for the successful candidate is 1 October 2021.

Further details for this position are outlined in the job description.

The closing date for applications is midday (UK time) on Friday 14 May 2021.

For more information and to apply, visit the University of Oxford website.