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We are currently recruiting for 2 positions.

Please note our Visitors’ programme is currently suspended.

  • Applications are invited for the post of Head of Research Facilitation within the Oxford Internet Institute (OII), a teaching and research department in the University’s Social Sciences Division. The post is available for a fixed-term ending 30 June 2022 to cover the maternity leave  of the current postholder.

    Would you like to play a key role enabling multidisciplinary world-leading research dedicated to the social science of the Internet by leading a research facilitation team to assist researchers from a range of disciplines in navigating the challenges of research funding? The OII is looking for a talented and knowledgeable communicator and manager with an eye for detail and relevant experience to lead support for grant applications and other research-related challenges. The successful candidate will co-ordinate the preparation of research proposals, working with researchers from all career stages. In concert with departmental and divisional colleagues in finance, communications, research impact and research excellence, you will catalyse the reach of our impact, support the development of a future pipeline and contribute to the shaping of departmental policy. You will work closely with the Director and the Director of Research on planning departmental research and funding strategy. As a senior member of the OII Administration, you will manage a small team of 2 and support and deputise for the Head of Administration and Finance in ensuring an excellent cross-cutting administrative service and a high-quality experience for all our stakeholders.

    This is an excellent opportunity for career progression for someone experienced in research support in a university setting as part of a dynamic team in a rich and stimulating university environment. If you have a good level of knowledge and experience of grant applications in a university setting, can present an argument clearly, and can win the trust and confidence of a wide range of people. You will be experienced in working in a complex organisation with a number of simultaneous projects and deadlines. A wide range of training and development opportunities are available, both formal and informal. Secondments will be considered.

    Only applications received before 12:00pm BST on Thursday 27 May 2021 will be considered.

  • This is an exciting opportunity to join the senior management team of a thriving academic department.  The Oxford Internet Institute has expanded rapidly since its foundation in 2001 to become a world-leading centre for the multidisciplinary study of the Internet and society, with activities focusing on research, post-graduate teaching and policy-making and practice.
    Working with the Director of the Institute and other senior academic colleagues, you will pay a key role in supporting the ongoing delivery of the department’s strategic plan. As Head of Administration and Finance, you will lead and manage the operational team responsible for all the administrative support functions including finance, HR, research support, student and teaching support, information technology, and external affairs.
    You will have outstanding management and leadership skills, with substantial experience of financial management, business planning and personnel management covering a diverse workforce. An accomplished and effective communicator, you will manage high quality support for academic staff, researchers and students. You will be able to think laterally and creatively, and have the intellectual capacity, analytical skills and judgement to take and implement important decisions in a complex environment. You will have an honours degree or equivalent experience. Experience of working in a higher education or related environment would be an advantage.
    This is a fixed-term, full-time post until 31 December 2021.
    For informal enquiries about this post, please contact Laura Gibbs in the Social Sciences Division on or 01865 614852.
    The closing date for applications is 12 midday on Friday 21 May 2021. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.

    Only applications received before 12:00pm BST on Friday 21 May 2021 will be considered.