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Researcher, ESRC Urban Transformation Programme

Variable hours fixed term contract for 12 to 16 months

The ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council) Urban Transformations Programme is seeking to appoint a research assistant on a variable hours fixed term contract for 12 to 16 months. This programme is linked to the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) and will be based in COMPAS’ Banbury Road offices, Oxford.

The ESRC Urban Transformations Programme will bring together the ESRC’s existing and planned portfolio of research in Urban Studies. It aims to maximise the knowledge exchanged between ESRC funded research, urban research nationally and globally, relevant policy communities and the general public. A new website is currently in development and will be launched in the Spring.

You will be responsible for the provision of research support on the programme. This will include: editing material provided by ESRC investments and other experts in the field into suitable formats for publishing on the programme website and production of a state-of-the-art report identifying key research organisations, ESRC investments and global actors in the field of urban transformations.

You will manage your own research and administrative workload, but work closely with the COMPAS communications team and the programme Co-ordinator, Professor Michael Keith.

To be successful, you must hold a postgraduate degree, together with some relevant experience and have excellent organisational, writing and administration skills.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on 5 February 2015. Interviews provisionally planned for week commencing 2 March 2015.

To apply, visit the Oxford University jobs and vacancies page and search by vacancy ID 116748.

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Please note that if no suitable applicants are identified on Grade 7 the post may be filled at Grade 6 (£27,057 - £32,277 p.a.) with an appropriate adjustment in the duties.

Associate Professorship in the Anthropology of Migration

The School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography invites applications for an Associate Professorship in the Anthropology of Migration. The post is full-time, and subject to completion of a successful review, permanent. The appointment will be made in association with a non-tutorial fellowship at Kellogg College. 

The postholder will teach on the MSc in Migration Studies and will contribute to the teaching on other Master's degrees within the School, as well as supervising doctoral students. As a Fellow of Kellogg College, the successful candidate will participate in the administration and governance of the College and act as a College Adviser to graduate students. She/He will also be a member of the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS), a constituent unit of the School that exists to conduct high quality research in order to develop theory and knowledge, inform policy-making and public debate, and engage users of research within the field of migration.

Applicants should have a doctorate in anthropology with a strong focus on migration studies; an outstanding research and publication record in the anthropology of migration commensurate with stage of academic career; university teaching experience in areas related to the anthropology of migration at postgraduate level, including thesis supervision; and a record of securing competitive external funding for research and managing research projects and teams.

The further particulars, which include details of the selection criteria and application procedure may be obtained by visiting Applicants should submit a letter of application supported by a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and a list of publications (8 copies, or one copy for overseas applicants) and provide the names and addresses of three referees.

Applications should be sent by post to Miss Michelle Mhlanga, School of Anthropology, 51-53 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PE, UK, to arrive no later than noon UK time on Monday 23rd March 2015. Emailed applications will be accepted only from overseas applicants (to Interviews are planned in the week beginning 27 April.

Start date: 1 September 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Grade 10a (36S): Salary from £44,620 pa 

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

Committed to equality and valuing diversity.

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