- A unique and exciting opportunity for senior academics or experienced practitioners - including civil servants, international organisation staff or heads of NGOs, among others - to take up to one year out to grow and develop intellectually to further their career in global security or a related field.
- During their time at Oxford, our Visiting Fellows have an association with the Global Security Programme at Pembroke College of the University of Oxford and engage in intellectual exchange with some of the world’s leading academics in global security.
PURPOSE AND BENEFITS OF SCHEME
The Global Security Programme welcomes applications from outstanding scholars and practitioners from across disciplines internationally, particularly from the Global South. Visiting Fellows are associated with the Global Security Programme for any length of time between one term to max. one academic year. They have the opportunity to engage with one or more of the Global Security Programme’s research themes.
The subject of the Visiting Fellow’s research is submitted as a proposal to the Global Security Programme at the application stage. If accepted, the Visiting Fellow works on this specific research project during their time at Oxford giving them the opportunity to engage with leading Oxford academics working on global security and related fields.
All Visiting Fellows are provided with a University of Oxford card and a Pembroke access card, which, among many things, allows them access to the beautiful fifteenth-century Broadgates Hall (commonly known as the Senior Common Room) where they have the opportunity to meet Fellows of the College.
The Visiting Fellows will also be granted full use of the University library and receive a personal email address indicating affiliation with Pembroke College and the University of Oxford. They are provided workspace within the Global Security Programme Office at the College.
All Visiting Fellows are expected to conduct rigorous, independent research on themes relates to global security, and to collaborate, where appropriate, with members of the Global Security Programme. They are welcome to attend the packed term events calendar of the Global Security Programme, Pembroke College, and the University of Oxford. Academic and administrative staff members of the Global Security Programme will support them in navigating Oxford’s extensive offer of academic activities during their Fellowship in line with their specific research area.
During their time at Oxford, the Visiting Fellows are required to provide at least one presentation on their research to students and/or faculty interested in global security of Pembroke College and the University of Oxford. At the end of the Fellowship, the Visiting Fellows are required to submit a four-page report on their visit and a copy of their research output to the Global Security Programme.
- Hold a relevant Ph.D/D.Phil with post-qualification research experience (academics) or senior and substantial professional experience of at least 5 years (practitioner) in a field relevant to global security.
- Strong publication record and familiarity with the existing literature and research in the field of global security (academics) or demonstrated ability to engage with academic work at the highest level (practitioners).
- Proven ability to lead on independent research in a field relevant to global security.
- Research proposal with relevance to the field of global security (see the Global Security Programme’s website: https://globalsecurity.web.ox.ac.uk) that is feasible to complete within the timeframe of the proposed Visiting Fellowship.
Each application will be considered on its own academic merit and the capacity of the Global Security Programme to host the Visiting Fellow.
Interested candidates should send their application to firstname.lastname@example.org containing the following material:
- Cover letter indicating the length and start date of the proposed Visiting Fellowship as well as outlining how you meet the selection criteria
- Research proposal (no more than 1,000 words)
- CV (max. six pages) with publication list
- Two reference letters
The research proposal must specify the expected output of the research, for example, a journal article or a book manuscript, as well as how the project relates to the field of global security. The output must be achievable within the length of the proposed Visiting Fellowship.
We particularly encourage candidates from the Global South/developing countries (as defined by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, OECD) to apply. If candidates believe that their country of origin influences their ability to meet the selection criteria (e.g., due to language skills, academic culture, or otherwise), they should explain this in the cover letter.
Please note that we cannot cover visa costs and successful candidates will be required to pay a fee per term. However, there will be a limited number of scholarships available for highly suitable candidates from the Global South, who are unable to cover the financial cost of a Visiting Fellowship.
Deadlines for applications are as follows:
- 1 January 2024 for earliest starting date in Hilary Term
- 1 March 2024 for earliest starting date in Trinity Term
- 1 June 2024 for earliest starting date in Michaelmas Term