Vacancies

PEAK Urban Researcher (3 posts)

School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, Banbury Road, Oxford
Grade 7: £31,604 – £38,833 p.a.

We invite applications for three PEAK Urban Researcher positions, funded by an RCUK GCRF ‘PEAK Urban’ grant based at the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS), University of Oxford. These are two 3-year fixed-term positions and one 2-year fixed-term position and are available from 1 April 2018 (there may be some flexibility in the start date for one of the positions, but no later than 1 June 2018).

Candidates who hold a relevant PhD, demonstrate sufficient relevant specialist knowledge, and have relevant experience are welcome to apply. You must have interesting ideas about how the research questions might be answered. You will have excellent communication skills, competence to work in at least one of the international research partner countries, and the ability to manage your own academic research and administrative activities, to provide guidance to junior members of the research group and occasionally teach.

We are looking for the person who can address one or more of the research themes: How cities predict, anticipate and provide for migration flows; experimental urban methodologies and new mobilities; contested migrant rights to the city; migrant strategies in new urban contexts; geographical scale differences and migration driven urban transformation; migrant urbanisms and the dynamics of technological change/disruptive innovation; and the possibilities of comparative urban research The proposed research should also make a contribution to the research priorities: (1) migrant rights and urban housing; (2) welfare externalities and urban migration; (3) gendered cities and migrant urbanisms.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 14 December 2017. Interviews are scheduled for 15 and 16 January 2018.

To apply, visit the University job page and search by Vacancy ID: 131677

Job description

Part-time PA to the COMPAS Director

School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, Banbury Road, Oxford
Grade 5: £24,983 – £29,799 p.a. (pro rata)

The Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society (COMPAS) is seeking an experienced PA to provide support to the Centre Director (Professor Michael Keith) based in the COMPAS offices on Banbury Road, Oxford. You will be the point of contract for visitors and members of COMPAS, including research staff, students and the administrative team via email, fax, telephone and face to face. Your duties will include diary management and making complex travel arrangements, researching, creating summaries and briefings to accompany meetings, servicing meetings, and basic financial administrative support.

You will have excellent organisation and communication skills and be able to demonstrate the ability to manage a busy workload efficiently and accurately and meet deadlines. You will deal with confidential matters appropriately. Experience of booking complex travel arrangements is essential. Additionally, you will be numerate and have good IT skills, including the use of MS Office.

The role is 18.25 hours per week, the pattern of these hours to be agreed. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application for this position.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 7 December 2017.

For further details and to apply, visit the University job page and search by Vacancy ID: 131958

Part-time COMPAS Receptionist

School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, Banbury Road, Oxford
Grade 3: £18,777 – £21,585 p.a. (pro rata)

The Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society (COMPAS) is seeking a receptionist to run the centre’s reception desk and provide general administrative support. The role is part-time (18.25 hours per week) and based in our friendly offices on the Banbury Road, Oxford where you will interact with administrative colleague, academics and researchers from across the department, the wider university, and international visitors. The successful applicant will be the first point of call for visitors, providing assistance as necessary. You will deal with telephone and email enquiries and send and receive mail and deliveries. You will be responsible for the upkeep of the shared spaces and supplies in the building, you will make arrangements for meetings, and undertake other administrative duties.

You will have a good understanding of standard administrative procedures, evidenced by formal secretarial/administrative qualifications (for example NVQ Level 2 Business Administration or RSA Diploma) and/or work experience at a similar level. We are looking for someone who is self-motivated, a problem-solver, but aware of when to refer matters to others and is able to understand and pass on clear and accurate information. You will have an understanding of issues around confidentiality, pay attention to detail and are able to use standard computer programs (Outlook, Word, Excel).

The role is 18.25 hours per week, the pattern of these hours to be agreed. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application for this position.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 11 December 2017.

For further details and to apply, visit the University job page and search by Vacancy ID : 131973