OPLP Assistant

Deadline: Midday 6 December 2022

Grade 6: £30,502-£36,386 per annum

Reporting to Professor Ruth Chang, the OPLP Assistant will work independently primarily to provide research support for the Oxford Philosophy, Law, and Politics (PLP) Colloquium.  The hours of work will be variable according to the requirements of the various projects, and will be agreed between the Assistant and Professor Chang in advance.

The PLP Colloquium is a new interdisciplinary colloquium series that brings together theorists from philosophy, law, politics and beyond to discuss works-in-progress by distinguished visiting scholars. Sessions are held approximately thrice yearly – once each term – and a paper for each session is circulated in advance to participants. It is expected that papers by visiting guests will have broad academic and cross-disciplinary appeal. Beginning in 2021-22, the Colloquium is co-convened by Ruth Chang, Cecile Fabre, Kate Greasley, Alison Hills, and Cecile LaBorde.

The successful candidate should hold a first degree together with some relevant experience; be working toward a doctorate in a specialist discipline; previous experience in academic and/or events administration; ability to manage own research and administrative activities; excellent communication skills, including the ability to produce high quality, accurate, independent work with little supervision; high level of computer literacy, especially in PDF, word, webpage creation and management.  Experience of working with social media is desirable.

This role is fixed term from 1 January 2023 until 31 December 2032. The hours of work for this role will be variable and agreed between the assistant and Professor Chang in advance, the Assistant will be paid monthly via submission of timesheets. 

The postholder will be based at University College, Oxford, OX1 4BH

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online via www.recruit.ox.ac.uk and enter vacancy ID: 162110.  Applicants will be asked to submit a CV and covering letter to support their application.

Closing date for applications is midday on Tuesday 6 December 2022.   Interviews will be held as soon as possible after the closing date.

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