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Communications and Events Manager

Grade 7: £30,738-£37,768 per annum

(Full-time and permanent)

The Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR) is seeking an experienced Communications and Events Manager to lead the development and implementation of the communications and events strategy, promoting and building the reputation of the department as an internationally renowned centre of excellence for teaching and research.

Reporting to the Head of Administration, the postholder will liaise with the DPIR management team to optimise the external profile of the department and to ensure effective internal communications.

As Communications and Events Manager, you will lead continuous development and implementation of the internal and external communications strategy, including benchmarking and review; identifying emerging needs and trends.

Working closely with senior academic colleagues, you will proactively promote and manage the department alumni programme, and play a key role in knowledge exchange activity. You will provide publicity support across the department and manage department events. The role will also involve strategy, budgeting, and line management of a team of three.

The ideal candidate will be a media savvy communications professional with events, internal and external communications experience. S/he will have excellent writing skills, digital media knowledge, social media expertise and the ability to innovate, to create a dynamic communications and events programme. S/he will be able to form and maintain excellent working relationships with a wide range of colleagues and will have a proven ability to lead and motivate a team in running high-profile events and producing high-quality publications and web content.

Experience and fluency in video filming and editing would be an advantage but is not essential. Previous experience of working in a higher education, and in particular an understanding of the Oxford University’s goals for teaching and research are also desirable. 

This full-time and permanent position is based in Oxford, Manor Road, and is available immediately. 

Please direct enquiries about the role to Jane Gover in the Politics and International Relations Department (jane.gover@socsci.ox.ac.uk).

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online, quoting reference 123607.

Closing date for applications is Wednesday noon, 29th June 2016. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 13th July 2016.

Applications must be made through the university website.

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Department Lecturer in International Relations in association with St Catherine’s College

Grade 7: £30.434-£37,768 p.a. (with a discretionary range up to £41,255 p.a.)

(Fixed term contract for five years, non-renewable)

The Department of Politics and International Relations is seeking to appoint a full-time fixed term Departmental Lecturer in International Relations in association with St Catherine’s College.

The teaching and research topic will be focused on twentieth century international history including the era of the Cold War and the two World Wars.  Based in Oxford, this is a fixed term appointment for approximately five years commencing 1 September 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The main duties of the Departmental Lecturer will be to engage in independent research in International Relations; to take responsibility for the organisation, supervision and teaching of Politics to undergraduates at St Catherine’s College; to contribute to Departmental teaching and supervision at the undergraduate and graduate level; to participate in College and Departmental administration; and to contribute to the examining and admissions processes as necessary.

Office space and other facilities will be provided in the Department of Politics and International Relations. The post-holder will be elected to a Fellowship by Special Election with Governing Body membership at St Catherine’s College and will be a member of the St Catherine’s College Senior Common Room with rights of Common Table (i.e. breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided free of charge on weekdays and when the College is open).

The successful candidate will hold a doctorate in a relevant subject area and will have a strong record of independent research and publication at an international level and preference will be given to candidates with specialist research and teaching capacity that includes twentieth century international history. The ability to provide excellent class and tutorial teaching to high-achieving and challenging students is essential for this role. The post-holder will also require good communication, interpersonal, pastoral and organisational skills.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online, quoting reference 123436.

The closing date for applications is noon, UK time on Thursday 23 June 2016. Interviews will take place on Monday 1 August 2016.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.

Applications must be made through the university website.

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Nuffield Senior Research Fellow in Political Theory

£86,000 to £101,000 per annum

The Department of Politics and International Relations and Nuffield College at the University of Oxford seek to appoint a Nuffield Senior Research Fellow in Political Theory to provide high-level intellectual leadership and undertake world class research in Political Theory. The successful candidate will be expected to establish the strategic direction of, and to lead, a major research programme in the field of Political Theory; to develop further and broaden the range of Political Theory research at Oxford; to contribute to teaching programmes and academic supervision of graduate students; and to play a full and active role in the academic life of the Department of Politics and International Relations and Nuffield College.

This is one of two senior leadership appointments in the field of Political Theory at Oxford, the other post being the Chichele Professorship of Social and Political Theory, which is expected to be advertised later this year.

The successful candidate for the Nuffield Senior Research Fellowship will be a distinguished scholar in the field of Political Theory with international reputation and with the ability to conduct research of the highest quality and to provide academic leadership in the field. She or he will hold a doctorate in a relevant field and will have an outstanding publication record and excellent reputation in teaching and academic supervision. It is expected that the successful candidate will be capable of operating at the level of professor in a top research university. On appointment the Professorial title may be sought, if appropriate.

The post is full-time and tenable from 1 January 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidate will be based at Nuffield College and the Department of Politics and International Relations.

Further particulars, including information on the duties of the post, the selection criteria, and how to apply, are available from the College web page: http://www.nuffield.ox.ac.uk/About/Vacancies/Documents/SRFfps.pdf or from the College Registrar, Email: academic.admin@nuffield.ox.ac.uk.

The deadline for applications is noon on Friday 17 June 2016.

Queries about the post should be addressed to the College’s Warden, Sir Andrew Dilnot (andrew.dilnot@nuffield.ox.ac.uk) and/or Professor Desmond King (desmond.king@nuffield.ox.ac.uk). Queries about the application process should be addressed to the College’s Academic Office at academic.admin@nuffield.ox.ac.uk (telephone: +44 (0) 1865 278516).

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.

Research Support Officer (Re-advertisement)

Grade 5: £24,298 - £28,982 p.a

The Department of Politics and International Relations is seeking a highly versatile and motivated team player to join its research support team.

Working closely with the Research Facilitator and in collaboration with other centre and departmental staff, the post holder will provide support in the areas of centre, network and programme management and Research Excellence Framework (REF) preparations, in addition to being responsible for coordinating a new student volunteering scheme.

The role offers an exciting opportunity for someone with excellent organisational and project coordination skills to develop experience of operations in a higher education environment.
The post will involve communication with stakeholders including academics, practitioners, policy makers, prospective funders and students.

 

Applications must be made through the university website.

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RISJ Research Fellow (Project: Digital News Media)

Grade 7: £30,738 – £37,768 per annum (with a discretionary range up to £41,255 per annum)

Full-time, fixed term contract

The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ) in the Department of Politics and International Relations is seeking to appoint a researcher to work on a project aimed at analysing media developments in a sample of more than twenty European countries, with a particular emphasis on digital media, news, and politics.

The purpose of the project is to develop a better understanding of media developments in these countries, including the interplay between analogue and digital media and the relation between news provision and news consumption. The project output includes both academic publications and publications oriented primarily at media industry professionals, practicing journalists, and policy-maker audiences.

The person appointed to this position will primarily be working on analysing how born-digital news media are developing across the countries covered, what kinds of “pure players” are being launched, and how they are performing. The researcher will work closely with RISJ Director David Levy and RISJ Director of Research Rasmus Kleis Nielsen (the principal investigators), Nic Newman (lead author of the RISJ Digital News Report), a team of other Oxford-based researchers, as well as a wider network of outside partners from both the academy and the media industry as part of the larger project. The position is an exceptional chance to work on one of the largest comparative media research projects in the world.


Applications must be made through the university website.

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Working With Us

Established in 2000, the Department is one of the largest teaching and research units in its field in the United Kingdom with over 100 active research staff working around five principal areas: Government, Theory, International Relations, the Politics of Development and the application of quantitative methods in political and social science. The Department is located in the new Social Sciences building on Manor Road along with the Departments of Economics and Sociology, the Centres for Criminology and Socio-Legal Studies and the new Social Science Library.

Application Details

Further particulars and vacancy details can be obtained by contacting the Personnel Office by email vacancies@politics.ox.ac.uk. Information about non-departmental posts can also be found on noticeboards in the Manor Road building, on the University Job Pages and at www.jobs.ac.uk.

The University of Oxford is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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