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Oxford University Nuffield College Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellowship In Sociology 2024


Nuffield College intends to appoint with effect from 1 September 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter, two Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellows (PPRFs) in Sociology, broadly construed to include sociology, demography, criminology, social and medical statistics, public policy, and social policy. The College particularly welcomes applications from candidates who work or plan to work in the field of one or more of the College’s Sociology Fellows, but this is not a requirement.


  • The salary offered is £39,378 PER ANNUM. Subject to availability,

  • Research Fellows may opt to rent single accommodation in College. Benefits include a research allowance and free lunch and dinner in College.


  • To be eligible, candidates should have completed, or be close to completing, a PhD/DPhil in a relevant field.

  • Candidates must be within three years of the defence date (viva voce examination date) of their doctorate at the time of application. Allowances will be made for career breaks (for example, family-related leave) and candidates are asked to provide relevant information.

  • Preference will be given to candidates who have not previously held a research fellowship similar to that advertised for more than one year at the time of taking up the fellowship.

  • Prospective candidates should also have experience of carrying out independent research and a track record of excellent quality papers appropriate for and commensurate with their career level.

  • They should have the willingness to contribute to the intellectual life of the College, and excellent oral and written communication skills.

Deadline: 25th September 2023

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