Current job vacancies

Departmental Lecturer in Architectural History

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Closing date: 27 November 2020

The University is seeking to appoint a Departmental Lecturer in Architectural History. The post will be held in the Department for Continuing Education, University of Oxford.

You will contribute to the development of the Department’s Architectural History Programme, including the design and delivery of new courses (including online courses). You will lecture, tutor, and supervise undergraduate and postgraduate students, undertaking advanced academic study to underpin lectures and class teaching.

You will have a doctorate (or be near to completion) in a relevant subject, experience of teaching and pedagogic methods, and sufficient depth and breadth of knowledge in the subject to develop course materials. Experience of university continuing education and outreach activity would be advantageous.  

The Department for Continuing Education is the leading Continuing Education department in the UK. Committed to public engagement, the Department is multidisciplinary and encourages interdisciplinary teaching and research.

This post is offered from 1 January 2021 (or as soon as possible thereafter) until 30 September 2021. Applications should include a covering letter, application form, curriculum vitae including a list of any publications and the names of three referees. Applications should be received by noon on 27 November 2020.

Interviews are scheduled for the week commencing 30 November 2020.


Research Development Manager

Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a., with a discretionary range to £44,045

Closing date: 30 November 2020

We wish to recruit an experienced manager to bring together student and staff research activities and contribute to the ongoing development of the research community in the Department for Continuing Education. This role spans key departmental priorities related to research, such as public engagement, knowledge exchange and researcher development. It is a key role that contributes to the strategically important task of income generation through identification of, and support for, external research funding awards and associated development. The role also leads the Graduate School administrative team to deliver DPhil programmes (of which there are currently eight), as well as training, events and short courses. 

Reporting to the Deputy Head of Student Administration (Graduate Studies), you will line manage two Graduate Studies Administrative Officers and, through coordination of their work, oversees the administration processes for postgraduate research students in the Department. 

This is a demanding role requiring the post holder to be an extremely well organised individual with strong interpersonal and communication skills. You will need to demonstrate initiative, sound judgement, confidentiality and a good team ethic, with the ability to work independently and within a team. 

To be considered at shortlisting you will have significant experience and a successful record of accomplishment in drafting and managing funding applications, as well as experience of applying project costing methods and a demonstrable awareness of full economic costing principles, preferably in higher education. You will also have knowledge and experience of postgraduate research administration, and excellent administrative skills, with experience of supervising, motivating and training staff, and coordinating them to meet deadlines and objectives. Accuracy and attention to detail are vital, as well as the confidence to work on your own initiative.