Professor Ian Loader is looking for two research assistant(s) to help with research for the book he is writing on Ideologies in Crime Control. The work required in respect of the two posts is as follows:

Research Assistant  one – Political visions in Black Lives Matter

I am looking for someone to locate, catalogue and summarise the accounts of policing, criminal justice, and punishment, and alternatives to current practices, to be found in reports, blogs, campaigns and associated materials produced by the Black Lives Matter movement.

Duration and hours

Total number of hours of work available: 100

Maximum number of hours of work per week (or explain variable arrangements): to be negotiated (taking into account the Law Faculty rule that no student may work more than 8 hours per week)

Start date: 14th December 2020

Date by which the work must be completed: 14th March 2021

Research Assistant two – Visions of crime and order in neo-liberal ideology

I am looking for someone to locate, catalogue and summarise the accounts of policing, criminal justice, and punishment to be found in reports and associated materials produced by economic liberal think tanks and cognate bodies in the US and UK over the last several decades.

Duration and hours

Total number of hours of work available: 100

Maximum number of hours of work per week (or explain variable arrangements): to be negotiated (taking into account the Law Faculty rule that no student may work more than 8 hours per week)

Start date: 7th January 2021

Date by which the work must be completed: 5th April 2021

Please do not specify a regular number of hours per week, as this is not compatible with the terms of a casual appointment or variable hours contract.  

Reporting

The Research Assistant will report to Ian Loader

Requirements

Research Assistant one – Political visions in Black Lives Matter

  • A general understanding of the field of criminology/criminal justice is essential
  • A reasonable understanding of debates on race/racism and criminal justice is desirable.
  • A reasonable understanding of political ideologies or political philosophy is desirable.
  • This post requires excellent writing and research skills, and access to online search tools.
  • 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 available for (online) occasional meetings.  The expectation is that if not working in Oxford, you will be working in the UK.

Research Assistant two – Visions of crime and order in neo-liberal ideology

  • A general understanding of the field of criminology/criminal justice is essential
  • A reasonable understanding of debates on neo-liberalism and criminal justice is desirable.
  • A reasonable understanding of political ideologies or political philosophy is desirable.
  • This post requires excellent writing and research skills, and access to online search tools.
  • 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 available for (online) occasional meetings.  The expectation is that if not working in Oxford you will be working in the UK.

Eligibility

This position is open to current graduate research students in the Law Faculty and Politics Department and the hours are in line with the restrictions on working hours for students.  It is expected that the work will be undertaken in the UK.

Rate of Pay

This will be paid at the standard research assistant rate of £15.37 per hour (based on Grade 6 point 1)  plus holiday pay of £1.86 per hour worked (= total of £17.23/hour).

 

Funding

This position is funded by the Lead Researcher’s Law Faculty Research Allowance.

How to Apply

A short CV and cover letter (including the name of your supervisor, if any) should be sent by email to (ian.loader@crim.ox.ac.uk) by the Monday 23 November 2020. Please explain how you meet the requirements for the role, and give details of your availability.

 Supervisors may be asked for a reference. 

Informal enquiries may be emailed to Ian Loader (Faculty member).