We are currently recruiting for 2 positions.

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  • Researcher in Digital Geography

    Grade 7: £31,076 to £38,183 p.a. (pro rata for part-time)

    Vacancy ID: 126609

    Closing Date: 15 June 2017 12:00pm BST

    Posted Date: 2 May 2017

    The Oxford Internet Institute is a leading centre for research into individual, collective and institutional behaviour on the Internet. We are looking for a Researcher to work with Professor Mark Graham on a two-year project to better understand the geographies of the Internet.

    Our existing research has uncovered highly uneven digital geographies: with some parts of the world far more like to produce, and be represented by, digital content than others.

    We seek to hire a Researcher to continue some of this research, to ask what has changed, and to ask new questions about digital inequalities at not just the global, but also the local scale. We plan to ask and answer questions such as: what are the contemporary geographies of the production and consumption of digital knowledge-based economic activities?; what are the geographies of digital representations (such as content in Wikipedia or Google)?; how likely is digital content to be locally or non-locally produced?; and do digital representations produce or reproduce social and economic inequalities and divisions in our urban environments. If we accept that our cities are made up of digital as well as physical raw materials  – we need to better understand who owns, controls, shapes, can access, and can remake the digital layers of place.

    We plan on answering the above questions using methods from computational social science and GIS: scraping, mapping, and statistically analysing a diverse range of datasets. The position is suited to candidates who have recently completed a doctorate in Quantitative Geography, GIScience, Computer Science, Economics, Sociology or other relevant discipline (i.e. postdocs), but we also welcome applications from qualified individuals without a doctorate (e.g. candidates with industry experience). Programming skills, and experience with GIS are required. The successful candidate will ultimately work with Professor Graham to produce a full-length monograph on the topic.

    Based at the Oxford Internet Institute, this position is available immediately for 24 months in the first instance, with the possibility of renewal thereafter, funding permitting.

    This job advertisement is for a full-time researcher, but part-time applications of more than 22.5 hours a week will also be considered.

    Please note that you may only apply through the Oxford University’s recruitment website.

    Only applications received before 12:00pm BST on Thursday 15 June 2017 will be considered.

    Interviews for those short-listed are currently planned to take place on week commencing 3 July 2017.

  • Postdoctoral Researcher in Digital Ethics

    Grade 7: £31,076 to £38,183 p.a.

    Vacancy ID: 129204

    Closing Date: 26 June 2017 12:00pm BST

    Posted Date: 25 May 2017

    THIS IS A READVERTISEMENT OF VACANCY 128447. PREVIOUS CANDIDATES NEED NOT REAPPLY.

    The Oxford Internet Institute is a leading centre for research into individual, collective, and institutional behaviour on the Internet. We are looking for a full-time Postdoctoral Researcher to collaborate with Professor Luciano Floridi on the ethical challenges posed by digital technologies (digital ethics).

    The Postdoctoral Researcher will be a member of the Digital Ethics Lab, will elaborate new analyses and hypotheses, review the literature, and publish the results, in collaboration with Professor Floridi. The selected candidate will also contribute to the dissemination of the findings through presentations, the organisation of workshops, participation into conferences, and social media.
    The position is suited to candidates who have recently completed a doctorate on any relevant discipline, especially philosophy, ethics, law, sociology. The list is not exclusive and a degree in computer science, AI, machine learning, economics, STS, and geography (this list is only indicative) is also relevant, if combined with a proven interest (e.g., publication, organisation of workshops and panel, and talks) in ethical, legal, or social impact analysis of digital technologies.

    Excellent writing, presentation abilities, and analytical skills are required. A record of publications in international peer-reviewed journals and the proven ability to obtain research funding, both commensurate with the stage of the candidate’s academic career, are very desirable.

    This position is available from the 1 September 2017 for 18 months in the first instance, with the possibility of renewal thereafter, funding permitting.

    Please note that you may only apply through the Oxford University’s recruitment website.

    Only applications received before 12:00pm BST on Monday 26 June 2017 will be considered.

    Interviews for those short-listed are currently planned to take place on week commencing 17 July 2017.