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INTERNAL CANDIDATES ONLY: Research Assistant - Liability of Internet Service Providers
Closing date: Monday 26 January

Professor Dinwoodie is looking for a research assistant to help with the preparation of an article on the secondary liability of internet service providers.

Duration and hours

Total work will involve approximately 30 hours, comprising 5 hours per week for the immediately upcoming 6 weeks.

Reporting

The post reports to Professor Dinwoodie.

Requirements

The post requires attention to detail, excellent research skills, and access to online search tools and a law library. 

Eligibility

This post is open to current graduate students in the Law Faculty and the hours are in line with the restrictions on working hours for students.  The work can be done in any place where you have access to a good library. 

Rate of Pay

Compensation will be paid at the standard research assistant rate for short term projects of £13.88/hr + £1.68/hr holiday pay. 

Funding

This post is funded by the Law Faculty's Research Support Fund.

How to Apply

A short CV and cover letter (including the name of your supervisor, if any) should be sent by email to Graeme.dinwoodie@law.ox.ac.uk by 26th January. 

Supervisors may be asked for a reference.

Informal enquiries may be emailed to Professor Dinwoodie at Graeme.dinwoodie@law.ox.ac.uk

The University and Colleges are Equal Opportunities employers.


INTERNAL CANDIDATES ONLY: Research Assistant - Ombudsmen in Europe
Closing date: Tuesday 27 January

Dr Naomi Creutzfeldt is looking for one (or two) French and/or German-speaking research assistant(s) to help with transferring data from a paper-based survey into an online version. It is a mainly quantitative (tick-box) survey with a few open-ended questions (in French & German).

 
Duration and hours
The work can be started in February and might run thought to April 2015 (depending on paper-based response rates). The hours will vary but are expected to be between 10-15 per language.

 
Reporting
The post will report to Naomi Creutzfeldt.
 
Requirements
The RA needs a good understanding of the German and French language (and possibly at interpreting handwriting). The work needs to be done in Oxford, as the surveys cannot be travelling far from Naomi’s office at the centre for socio-legal studies. A desk and computer could be provided, if necessary.

 
Eligibility
This post is open to current graduate research students in the Law Faculty and the hours are in line with the restrictions on working hours for students.
 
Rate of Pay
This will be paid at the standard research assistant rate for short term projects of £13.88/hour plus holiday pay of £1.68 = total of £15.56/hour.
 
Funding
This post is funded by Naomi’s ESRC Future Research Leaders fellowship grant.

How to Apply
Please send an email to Naomi.creutzfeldt@csls.ox.ac.uk to discuss the arrangements.
The deadline for applications is 27th January 2015.

The University and Colleges are Equal Opportunities employers.


INTERNAL CANDIDATES ONLY: Research Assistant - textbook on Contract Law
Closing date: Friday 30 January

Mr Paul Davies is looking for one research assistant to help with a textbook on Contract law.
 
Duration and hours
The work is to start immediately and will run until August 2015.
A total of 100 hours is required. The work will initially be around 2 hours /week and rise to around 5 hours/week in Trinity Term and over the summer vacation.
You will not be required to work for more than 6 hours in any given week.
 
Reporting
The post will report to Mr Paul Davies.
 
Requirements
A good understanding of Contract law is essential
Good admin and IT skills are essential.
The work can be done in any place where you have access to a good library, but you must be able to travel to Oxford for occasional meetings.

Eligibility
This post is open to current graduate research students in the Law Faculty and the hours are in line with the restrictions on working hours for students.
 
Rate of Pay
This will be paid at the standard research assistant rate of £13.88/hour plus holiday pay of £2.38 = total of £16.26/hour.
 
Funding
This post is funded by the Law Faculty’s Research Support Fund.

How to Apply
A short CV and cover letter (including the name of your supervisor, if any) should be sent by email to paul.davies2@law.ox.ac.uk by 30 January 2015. Please explain briefly how you meet the requirements.
 
Supervisors may be asked for a reference.
 
Informal enquiries may be emailed to paul.davies2@law.ox.ac.uk.

The University and Colleges are Equal Opportunities employers.


General Editorship of the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies
Closing date: Saturday 31 January

General Editorship of the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies
 
The Law Faculty is seeking to recommend to Oxford University Press (OUP) the appointment of a General Editor for the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies (OJLS), with effect from 1 October, 2015. The General Editor is responsible for the overall running of the journal, working in collaboration with the Articles Editors and the Review Articles Editor.
 
The Journal
 
The OJLS is published by OUP on behalf of the Oxford Law Faculty. It is designed to encourage interest in all matters relating to law, with an emphasis on matters of theory and on broad issues arising from the relationship of law to other disciplines. No topic of legal interest is excluded from consideration. In addition to traditional questions of legal interest, the following are all within the purview of the journal: comparative and international law, the law of the European Union, legal history and philosophy, and interdisciplinary material in areas of relevance.

The Journal appears four times a year and has space for approximately 28 articles and eight book review articles. The Journal does not publish case-notes or other shorter articles. Articles are submitted via an online platform and are subject to a double-blind refereeing process. This process is managed by a team of three Articles Editors who arrange the refereeing of submissions, liaise with authors and take decisions on publication. The Review Articles Editor is responsible for commissioning book review articles and evaluating any unsolicited submissions in this field and makes recommendations on publication to the General Editor. The Journal is overseen by an Editorial Committee.
 
The Editors and members of the Editorial Committee at present are as follows:
 
General Editor:
Professor A. C. L. Davies
 
Articles Editors:
Richard Ekins
Stefan Enchelmaier
Sarah Green
 
Reviews Editor:
Julie Dickson
  Editorial Committee (in addition to the Editors):
Andrew Burrows
Timothy Endicott
John Gardner
Simon Gardner
Joshua Getzler
Jonathan Herring
Bettina Lange
Christopher McCrudden
Justine Pila
 
 
The General Editor’s role
 
The General Editor oversees all aspects of the journal. The role has four main elements:

1. In consultation with the Articles Editors, the Review Articles Editor and the Editorial Committee, the General Editor is responsible for setting the editorial direction of the OJLS and for drawing up its editorial policies. Although the Articles Editors decide which articles to publish, the General Editor is responsible for ensuring compliance with the journal’s editorial policies and may be called upon to take decisions in cases of dispute or difficulty.


2. The General Editor is the public face of the journal. As such, he or she is the main point of contact for OUP and is responsible for liaising with the publisher about matters such as marketing, online submissions, the journal’s website, and copyright. He or she is also responsible for consulting the Editorial Committee on matters of policy.

3. The smooth running of the journal requires the General Editor to perform a variety of day-to-day administrative tasks. These include: answering enquiries from authors, conducting preliminary checks on submitted articles, assigning submitted articles to an Articles Editor, and dealing with complaints from authors. The General Editor may choose to act as Articles Editor for some submissions, for example, if they are in his or her own area of expertise.

4. The General Editor oversees the production process from the acceptance of an article to its appearance in print. This involves managing the journal’s in-house copy-editing team, liaising with the journal’s Production Editor at OUP, deciding the contents of each issue of the journal, and proof-reading.
 
The General Editor is an ex officio member of the journal’s Editorial Committee.
 
Essential qualifications
 
This role is open only to members of the Oxford Law Faculty and is subject to right to work checks.
 
The successful candidate will have:
- experience of making judgments about the quality of academic work at the highest level
- high ethical standards and an appreciation of the importance of maintaining confidentiality
- excellent communication skills, with a particular emphasis on tact and diplomacy
- excellent organisational skills and a willingness to undertake training in the ScholarOne submission management system
 
Previous experience in an editorial role is desirable.
 
Terms and conditions
 
Successful candidates will be appointed by Oxford University Press for a five-year term of office from 1 September 2015 (renewable subject to agreement of the General Editor, the Law Board, and the Press) and will be paid an honorarium of £6000 per annum (pro rata in 2015). The General Editorship does not entitle the holder to any reduction in Law Faculty teaching obligations.
 
How to apply
 
Please send your CV and covering letter explaining the approach you would take if you were General Editor to: Emma Gascoigne (emma.gascoigne@law.ox.ac.uk) by January 31. The appointment committee will be chaired by Professor Hugh Collins as Acting Dean, and will include Stefan Enchelmaier (one of the Journal’s Articles Editors), Joshua Getzler and Justine Pila (members of the Editorial Committee for the Journal), and Liz Fisher (Vice Chair of the Law Board). The Faculty will seek approval from OUP for the appointment of the person recommended by the panel.
 
Informal enquiries about this position may be directed to the current General Editor, Professor Anne Davies (anne.davies@law.ox.ac.uk).

The University and Colleges are Equal Opportunities employers.


Research Assistant - `The Sage Handbook of Global Policing` - Centre for Criminology
Closing date: Sunday 1 February

Professor Loader, Dr Steinberg and Dr Bradford are looking for a Research Assistant to help with the production of an edited volume, The Sage Handbook of Global Policing, and the an associated workshop during March- August this year. The work will involved helping organize and run the workshop towards the end of April, and, throughout the period, assisting with production of the book – for example by contacting and chasing authors, collating chapters for editing/distribution and providing other assistance during the production process.
 
Duration and hours
The work is to start in early March and will run until the end of September 2015. The hours will vary from week to week, but the assistant will be expected to work up to 80 hours over this period.
 
Reporting
The post holder will report to Prof Loader and Dr Bradford.
 
Requirements
A general understanding of the field of policing and police studies is essential. Much of the work can be done in any location, although it is essential that the candidate is available for work, and in Oxford, around the dates of the workshop (23rd and 24th April 2015). It is will also be desirable for the candidate to be able to contribute significant time in late August and September, when submission of finalised chapters will be due.

Eligibility
This post is open to current graduate research students in the Law Faculty and African Studies and the hours are in line with the restrictions on working hours for students.
 
Rate of Pay
This will be paid at the standard research assistant rate of £13.88/hour plus holiday pay of £2.38 = total of £16.26/hour.
 
Funding
This post is funded by the Law Faculty’s Research Support Fund.

How to Apply
A short CV and cover letter (including the name of your supervisor, if any) should be sent by email to ben.bradford@crim.ox.ac.uk by the 1st February 2015. Please explain briefly how you meet the requirements and give details of your availability over the period in question.
 
Supervisors may be asked for a reference.
 
Informal enquiries may be emailed to Ben Bradford at the email address above.

 

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