|School of Geography and the Environment, South Parks Road, Oxford|
|Grade 8: £41,526 - £49,553 p.a.|
We are seeking a Research Fellow to lead on Oxford Net Zero which is a new initiative drawing on the University’s world-leading expertise in climate science and policy. The initiative will provide research and resources for policymakers and businesses at this critical juncture for international action on climate change. We seek an innovative and versatile independent legal researcher with an entrepreneurial academic mindset and the desire and ability to work in multidisciplinary teams.
The successful candidate will be expected to help develop the Law and Governance of Net Zero workstream of Oxford Net Zero, to work with researchers across the Oxford Net Zero initiative, and to contribute to the research and impact of the Oxford Sustainable Law Programme. You will be an associate member of Oxford’s world-leading Faculty of Law. You will engage in research and publication at the highest level of climate change law and policy. You will initiate, implement and deliver innovative and high-value, legal and interdisciplinary research initiatives with a focus on the law and governance of net zero by developing new avenues of research, concepts and ideas to extend intellectual understanding and drive practical solutions. You will also provide academic supervision for research students and contribute to lectures and teaching.
You must hold a relevant PhD/DPhil and an established reputation as an authority in the field. You will have a strong academic publication record, and familiarity with the existing literature and research in the field. Experience of conducting independent research, including setting the strategic direction, is essential. You will have strong team-working skills and an interest to work in a multidisciplinary research setting, displaying a capacity for impactful engagement with stakeholders, as well as an ability to build new partnerships and win significant grants.
Applications are particularly welcome and encouraged from women candidates and black and minority ethnic candidates who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford. SoGE is committed to equality and values diversity.
This is a full-time post for 4 years. While this is a full-time role we can support flexible working arrangements (for instance if you have caring responsibilities) in agreement with the Director.
Further details about how to apply for the role can be found here: https://www.smithschool.ox.ac.uk/news/jobs/
The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon on Friday 3 September 2021.