Grade 8: £41,526 - £49,553 p.a.

We are seeking a Senior Research Associate to work in the Sustainable Law Programme. This new multi-disciplinary research programme examines the use of the law in addressing the most pressing global sustainability challenges that humanity faces. You will help establish this new initiative, with the ambition of growing it into a programme comprising a number of projects within the first 3 years.  You will help set the strategy and define direction for the programme, collaborating closely with the Director of the programme and working with the Director of the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment. The post is in association with the Faculty of Law and the post-holder will be a member of the Faculty (if a legal scholar). 

The successful applicant will be responsible for fostering partnerships with external stakeholders to meet the SSEE’s and SLP’s strategic objectives. You will create and maintain excellent working relationships with academics inside and outside the University of Oxford, acting as an ambassador for SSEE and the SLP. You will be an expert in the field of law and sustainability (particularly climate change and biodiversity) with primary responsibility for creating a portfolio of independent externally funded research projects. During this initial period, the post holder will help build and develop a research group, contributing to the overarching strategic vision and managing staff involved in the programme.

You must hold a relevant PhD/DPhil with relevant post-qualification research experience in law, finance and/or sustainability policy; and demonstrate a strong publication record and familiarity with the existing literature and research in the field. A track record of working in a demanding environment subject to deadlines and exacting professional and academic standards is essential. You will possess sufficient specialist knowledge in law to develop research projects and methodologies and have a track record of securing competitive research funds through making grant applications. 

Applications are particularly welcome and encouraged from women candidates and black and minority ethnic candidates who are under-represented in posts in Oxford. SoGE is committed to equality and values diversity. 

This is a full-time post for 3 years with the possibility of extension subject to successful fund raising. Part-time can be considered. 

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online,

You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application. 

The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon on Friday 11 June 2021. Interviews are likely to take place on Tuesday 06 July 2021