Convenor of Oxford Transitional Justice Research

Centre for Criminology

Grade 5.1 pro rata per annum


The Centre for Criminology is looking to appoint a suitably qualified person to the part-time position of Convenor of Oxford Transitional Justice Research for a fixed-term period of 12 months). Oxford Transitional Justice Research (OTJR) is an inter-disciplinary network of more than 200 academics and students working on issues of transition in societies recovering from mass conflict and/or repressive rule. Founded in 2007, it is now one of the largest and most diverse academic communities conducting research in this field. OTJR hosts a weekly academic seminar, which brings leading researchers and practitioners to Oxford to discuss aspects of their work.

OTJR is dedicated to producing high-quality scholarship that connects intimately to practical and policy questions in transitional justice, including research within the following themes: domestic and international prosecutions; truth commissions and other truth-recovery processes; commemoration and memorialisation; local and traditional practices; compensation and reparations; and institutional reform.

The successful candidate for this post will primarily be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day workings of the OTJR committee, including seminars, workshops, and conferences, establishing our relationship with Fondation Hirondelle, and working with the Global Institute for the Prevention of Aggression and its Director, Mr Don Ferencz. We are looking to appoint someone with proven skills or experience equivalent to those derived from holding a degree with a strong interest in the field of transitional justice, broadly defined.

The post is based in the Manor Road Building, Manor Road, Oxford. It is a fixed-term, part-time (20%FTE) post.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 29 August 2016.

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Vacancy ID: 125038