RAI seeks applicants for Edward Orsborn Professorship of US Politics and Political History

Wed July 12th, 2017

RAI logoThe Rothermere American Institute seeks applicants for the newly established and endowed Edward Orsborn Professorship of US Politics and Political History. The Professor will be the Director of the Rothermere American Institute and a Fellow of University College.

The holder of the Orsborn Professorship will teach American politics and history to undergraduates, supervise postgraduate studies, and publish world-class research on the politics and political history of the United States. The post is named in honour of Edward Orsborn, a distinguished and much-loved headteacher and writer who received an OBE for services to education in 1974.

Applicants should visit the University of Oxford's recruitment website here.

The endowment of the Orsborn Professorship has been made possible by a gift of exceptional generosity from an anonymous benefactor who studied American Politics as part of the undergraduate PPE course, a donation of £1m from the Rothermere Foundation, and a gift of £400,000 by a University College alumnus. Their philanthropy completes the Institute’s £7m ‘Campaign for the RAI’, launched in June 2012, which has also supported graduate scholarships, junior research fellowships, and the Institute’s unique programme of research and events in American history, politics, and literature. The RAI is deeply grateful to all those whose generosity has helped ensure that the study of the United States will continue to flourish at Oxford University.