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We are currently recruiting for 4 positions.

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  • The Oxford Internet Institute is appointing a Researcher to work with the Fairwork Foundation. Fairwork is an action-research project that studies the gig economy in order to develop fairness ratings for digital platforms, that are used as a lever to improve working conditions.

    Applicants will have a relevant degree in sociology, geography, economics, law, development, or related fields. Excellent writing, presentation abilities, project management, and analytical skills are required. We welcome applications from candidates even if they do not have previous experience in a research team.

    As the successful candidate, you will be based at Fairwork Foundation within the Oxford Internet Institute. You will be a core part of a team led by Professor Mark Graham, and will play a key role in both conducting research and guiding the Fairwork partners in the research that they conduct. The primary aims of this position will be to (1) assist the larger team in the research that they are conducting with platform workers and platform managers about job quality on digital labour platforms; (2) use that research as part of the Fairwork Foundation’s action research strategies to leverage change in the gig economy; (3) play a coordination role with some of the project’s international partners; and (4) assist the team in preparing and disseminating publications, talks, and other forms of research outputs.

    This post is available immediately and is fixed-term until 28 February 2021 in the first instance, with the possibility of renewal thereafter.

    To apply for this role and for further details please click on the link below.

    Only applications received before 12:00pm BST on Thursday 13 August 2020 will be considered.

    Interviews for those short-listed are currently planned to take place on week commencing 24 August 2020.

  • The OII seeks a departmental lecturer whose main responsibility will be to lead delivery of statistics teaching for students on the MSc Social Science of the Internet (SSI) for the academic year 2020-21.

    We are looking for a colleague who can take lead responsibility for delivery of statistics teaching, including design and delivery of lectures, leading of workshop/surgery sessions, coordinating the work of teaching assistants, and setting and marking of assessments. Statistics is a core requirement for the MSc Social Science of the Internet degree and admits students with a range of disciplinary backgrounds. The objective is to equip students with a shared foundation of literacy in applied statistics covering topics such as probability distributions and their description, sampling, hypothesis testing, multivariate regression analysis, logistic regression, and principal component analysis. Statistics is currently taught with the R statistical language, though the department will consider alternative languages. Students should acquire a basic familiarity with both producing and interpreting the output from whichever software tool the course is based on. The successful candidate will also undertake graduate supervision, and may be required to contribute to other research methods teaching in the department.

    The position is an exciting opportunity to teach the OII’s highly intelligent, committed and engaged students, who are drawn from a wide variety of fields to study in this multi-disciplinary department. Providing a rigorous education in quantitative methods that caters both to the most advanced students and to those with a non-technical background therefore presents a unique challenge. We seek an educator able to draw on a range of innovative teaching methods and excellent pedagogical practices to overcome this challenge, with a postgraduate qualification in a relevant discipline (for example, mathematics, statistics, economics, sociology, political science, or social data science, although this list is only indicative) and with experience of working with and teaching statistical methods. The ideal candidates will have a record of teaching excellence within the domain of social statistics. Excellent communication skills and presentation abilities are required.

    To apply for this role and for further details please click on the link below

    Only applications received before 12:00pm BST on Monday 17 August 2020 will be considered.

    Interviews for those short-listed are currently planned to take place on week commencing 31 August 2020.

  • The Oxford Internet Institute is appointing a Researcher to work with the Fairwork Foundation. Fairwork is an action-research project that studies the gig economy in order to develop fairness ratings for digital platforms, that are used as a lever to improve working conditions.

    Applicants will have a relevant postgraduate degree in sociology, geography, economics, law, development, or related fields. Excellent writing, presentation abilities, project management, and analytical skills are required.

    As the successful candidate, you will be based at Fairwork Foundation within the Oxford Internet Institute. You will be a core part of a team led by Professor Mark Graham, and will play a key role in conducting research and guiding the Fairwork partners in the research that they conduct. You will be based at the University of Oxford, and will work with partners in Brazil, Bangladesh, Chile, Ecuador, Egypt, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Pakistan, South Africa, and the UK. The primary aims of this position will be to (1) conduct research with platform workers and platform managers about job quality on digital labour platforms; (2) use that research as part of action research strategies to leverage change in the gig economy; (3) play a coordination role with some of the project’s international partners; (4) collaborate on publications and research outputs to disseminate the evaluations of platforms against principles of fair work.

    This post is available immediately and is fixed-term until 30 June 2022 in the first instance, with the possibility of renewal thereafter.

    To apply for this role and for further details please click on the link below.

    Interviews for those shortlisted will take place on 11 September 2020.

    Only applications received before 12:00pm BST on Thursday 27 August 2020 will be considered.

  • The Oxford Internet Institute is appointing a Researcher to work with the Fairwork Foundation. Fairwork is an action-research project that studies the gig economy in order to develop fairness ratings for digital platforms, that are used as a lever to improve working conditions.

    Applicants will have a relevant postgraduate degree in sociology, geography, economics, law, development, or related fields. Excellent writing, presentation abilities, project management, and analytical skills are required.

    As the successful candidate, you will be based at Fairwork Foundation within the Oxford Internet Institute. You will be a core part of a team led by Professor Mark Graham, and will play a key role in conducting research and guiding the Fairwork partners in the research that they conduct. You will be based at the University of Oxford, and will work with partners in Brazil, Bangladesh, Chile, Ecuador, Egypt, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Pakistan, South Africa, and the UK. The primary aims of this position will be to (1) conduct research with platform workers and platform managers about job quality on digital labour platforms; (2) use that research as part of action research strategies to leverage change in the gig economy; (3) play a coordination role with some of the project’s international partners; (4) collaborate on publications and research outputs to disseminate the evaluations of platforms against principles of fair work.

    This post is available immediately and is fixed-term for 7 months in the first instance, with the possibility of renewal thereafter.

    To apply for this role and for further details please click on the link below.

    Interviews for those shortlisted will take place on 11 September 2020.

    Only applications received before 12:00pm BST on Thursday 27 August 2020 will be considered.