Deadline for application: 2 July 2021
Data visualization is growing as a way of analyzing and communicating information to a variety of public users. This project aims to understand how visualization features in international policymaking, as well as its implications for governance, public perceptions, and politics. Project outputs to date include a virtual workshop and a special issue under review for the journal Convergence. It is funded by the British Academy Knowledge Frontiers Symposium scheme, and is co-led by Dr William Allen (Department of Politics and International Relations and the Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society (COMPAS), University of Oxford), Dr Kathryn Nash (Political Settlements Programme, Law School, University of Edinburgh), and Dr Verity Trott (School of Media, Film and Journalism, Monash University).
The project team is looking to hire a postdoctoral-level assistant to provide help with the research, including scoping and collecting examples of visualization in published policy documents, and its subsequent publication. The team is keen to emphasize that this researcher will share in the writing process, and, as such, will be included as a named author on output(s) emerging from the work. Specifically, they will be involved in:
Due to grant and employment restrictions, this position is open to current postdoctoral-level researchers (i.e., having completed the viva before the research assistance commences) who have the right to work in the UK. Candidates who are currently enrolled on a postgraduate (e.g., PhD) course are not eligible. The position is based at the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography (SAME). Before starting, the successful candidate will need to meet a right-to-work check undertaken by the department.
Pay, Length of Contract, Reporting
The position will involve up to 150 hours of work, spread over up to 12 weeks. The rate of pay will be £18.38 per hour plus holiday pay, which corresponds with Grade 7.4 on the University of Oxford pay scales (which is within the levels normally paid to postdoctoral researchers). The required experience and level of anticipated work reflects this higher rate of pay. Although the candidate will engage with all of the team members, they will formally report to Dr William Allen as the line manager. Working hours are flexible and remotely-based, and we will accommodate candidates who need to work unconventional hours due to caring responsibilities or other reasons.
How to Apply
Send the following documents as a single PDF to Dr William Allen email@example.com by the closing date 2 July 2021: