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The OII currently has 3 vacancies, detailed below.

Associate Professorship of Social Data Science

Vacancy ID: 170805 | Closing date: Thursday 7 March, 2024, 12:00pm UTC

Details

Grade: Grade 10a (36S) £52,815 - £70,918 per annum. An allowance of £3,078 per annum may be granted upon award of the title of Professor. College Governing Body Fellows are paid an annual stipend of £3,109.

The Oxford Internet Institute (OII) is seeking to appoint an Associate Professor of Social Data Science, in association with a Governing Body Fellowship at Wolfson College. The post will sit within the OII.  The successful candidate will conduct outstanding research and deliver graduate teaching in the field of social data science or computational social science.
The position is open to candidates with a research profile in fields such as data science, statistics, computer science, machine learning, natural language processing, computer vision, computational social science, or related areas. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct innovative research that combines methodological strength with important social-data-driven insights for society, and to be willing to engage in cross-disciplinary collaborations that support this. We particularly welcome candidates conducting policy-relevant social data science research and those who apply skills in machine learning, natural language processing or computer vision to questions of interest to the social sciences. As an outward-looking multi-disciplinary social science department, the successful candidate should enjoy engaging across social science disciplines and should also be comfortable engaging with non-academic audiences.
The successful candidate will contribute research-led teaching and supervision for OII graduate students and will also contribute to the delivery of core and option papers on OII MSc degrees.
Candidates must demonstrate a research record in or, relevant to, social data science, with an international standing appropriate to the stage of their career; the ability to deliver excellent teaching, and a willingness to undertake administration and pastoral responsibilities on behalf of Wolfson College and of the University. Candidates should hold a completed doctorate, or a completed doctoral dissertation submitted for examination by the advertised closing date for this position.
This post is available from 1st October 2024, or as soon as possible thereafter. This is a permanent appointment (subject to successful review during the initial period of office).
For the University, the post holder will teach, supervise graduate students, and participate in examining students within the OII, and play a full and active role in the intellectual life of the department. They will be expected to engage in independent and original research, to secure funding and engage in the management of research projects and disseminate research of the highest international standard through publications, conferences, and seminars. They will be entitled to office space at the OII.
The University of Oxford holds several awards of recognition of its efforts to introduce organisational and cultural practices that promote gender equality and create a better working environment for both men and women, including an Athena Swan Bronze award and the Race Equality Charter Bronze award. The University signed the Mindful Employer’s Charter for Employers Who Are Positive About Mental Health in February 2018 and is currently one of Stonewall’s Top 100 Employers. More information can be found at https://edu.admin.ox.ac.uk/equality-charters.
Informal enquiries about the post should be directed in the first instance to the Director of the Oxford Internet Institute, Professor Victoria Nash, (victoria.nash@oii.ox.ac.uk), or to Sir Tim Hitchens (tim.hitchens@wolfson.ox.ac.uk) at Wolfson College. All enquiries will be treated in strict confidence and will not be considered in the selection decision.
Applications are particularly welcomed from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.

How to apply

  • Opening date: Wednesday 31 January, 2024, 9:00am UTC
  • Closing date: Thursday 7 March, 2024, 12:00pm UTC
  • Interview date: Interviews are scheduled for the week beginning Tuesday 9 April, 2024

Only applications received before 12:00pm UTC on Thursday 7 March 2024 will be considered.

Associate Professorship of Digital Culture

Vacancy ID: 171155 | Closing date: Monday 25 March, 2024, 12:00pm UTC

Details

Grade: Grade 10a (36S) Combined University and College salary: £52,815 - £70,918 per annum. An additional allowance of £3,078 per annum may be made upon award of the title of Professor.

The Oxford Internet Institute (OII) is seeking to appoint an Associate Professor of Digital Culture, in association with a Research Fellowship at Green Templeton College. The post will sit within the OII.  The successful candidate will conduct outstanding research and deliver graduate teaching on topics relating to digital life and culture.
The position is open to candidates from the social sciences with a research profile in areas such as Internet cultures (identity, norms, expression, aesthetics), digital arts and creativity, social movements and participation, cultural analytics or related areas. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct innovative research that uses qualitative methods to generate important insights for society, and to be willing to engage in cross-disciplinary collaborations that support this. We are keen to see applications from candidates in disciplines such as sociology, anthropology, cultural studies, media and communications, and political science but candidates from cognate disciplines conducting relevant research are also welcome to apply.  We particularly welcome candidates conducting policy-relevant research and those with skills in digital ethnography, online interviewing, cross-cultural qualitative analysis and large-scale qualitative data analysis. As an outward-looking multi-disciplinary social science department, the successful candidate should enjoy engaging across disciplines and should also be comfortable engaging with non-academic audiences.
The successful candidate will contribute research-led teaching and supervision for OII graduate students and will also contribute to the delivery of core and option papers on OII MSc degrees.
Candidates must demonstrate a research record in digital culture with an international standing appropriate to the stage of their career; the ability to deliver excellent teaching, and a willingness to undertake administration and pastoral responsibilities on behalf of Green Templeton College and of the University. Candidates should hold a completed doctorate, or a completed doctoral dissertation submitted for examination by the advertised closing date for this position.
This post is available from 1st October 2024, or as soon as possible thereafter. This is a permanent appointment (subject to successful review during the initial period of office).
For the University, the post holder will teach, supervise graduate students, and participate in examining students within the OII, and play a full and active role in the intellectual life of the department. They will be expected to engage in independent and original research, to secure funding and engage in the management of research projects and disseminate research of the highest international standard through publications, conferences, and seminars. They will be entitled to office space at the OII.
The University of Oxford holds several awards of recognition of its efforts to introduce organisational and cultural practices that promote gender equality and create a better working environment for both men and women, including an Athena Swan Bronze award and the Race Equality Charter Bronze award. The University signed the Mindful Employer’s Charter for Employers Who Are Positive About Mental Health in February 2018 and is currently one of Stonewall’s Top 100 Employers. More information can be found at https://edu.admin.ox.ac.uk/equality-charters.
Informal enquiries about the post should be directed in the first instance to the Director of the Oxford Internet Institute, Professor Victoria Nash, (victoria.nash@oii.ox.ac.uk), or to Naomi Benson (fellowshipadministration@gtc.ox.ac.uk) at Green Templeton College. All enquiries will be treated in strict confidence and will not be considered in the selection decision.
Applications are particularly welcomed from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.

How to apply

  • Opening date: Sunday 18 February, 2024, 9:00am UTC
  • Closing date: Monday 25 March, 2024, 12:00pm UTC
  • Interview date: Interviews are scheduled for the week beginning Wednesday 24 April, 2024

Only applications received before 12:00pm UTC on Monday 25 March 2024 will be considered.

Research Project Administrator

Vacancy ID: 170741 | Closing date: Friday 15 March, 2024, 12:00pm UTC

Details

Grade: Grade 05S: £28,759- £33,966 per annum

We are looking to appoint a Research Project Administrator for the Fairwork project. Fairwork is an action research project that assesses digital labour platforms against principles of fair work, and uses that research to push for positive change in the gig economy. The project currently operates in 39 countries on five continents.

This is a part-time post for 18.25 hours per week, available immediately for a fixed term of 17 months and based in Oxford.

Reporting to the Project Manager, the Administrator position will provide general administrative support to ensure the smooth operation of the Project’s grants, accounts, specific research projects and other general support services as might be needed. They will oversee the day-to-day administrative tasks of the project, as well as prepare documentation and reporting as required by the funder of the project.

The successful candidate will have:

  • A working knowledge or appreciation of research administration
  • Experience of working as part of a large research project in a higher education setting
  • A ‘can do’ attitude and will be adaptable and able to respond at short notice to urgent matters at the same time as progressing ongoing projects
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • The ability to communicate with a wide range of people.

 

Experience of working in research project administration and proven ability to work independently and accurately with detailed narrative is essential. Prior work with numerical and financial data and dealing proactively with a range of tasks whilst prioritising competing demands also highly favoured.

Full details of the requirements for this post can be found in the Job Description link below.

Further queries can be directed to Dr. Funda Ustek Spilda – funda.ustek@oii.ox.ac.uk. Feel free to reach out to her for any questions or clarification.

You will be required to upload a supporting statement, a CV, and details of two referees as part of your online application. The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 15 March 2024. Only online applications received before then will be considered.

Interviews for those short-listed are currently planned to take place on 2 April.

Committed to equality and valuing diversity.

How to apply

  • Opening date: Tuesday 13 February, 2024, 12:00pm UTC
  • Closing date: Friday 15 March, 2024, 12:00pm UTC
  • Interview date: Interviews are scheduled for the week beginning Tuesday 2 April, 2024

Only applications received before 12:00pm UTC on Friday 15 March 2024 will be considered.