Senior Research Fellow

The Department of Politics and IR, The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, Norham Gardens
Grade 9: £46,336 - £53,691 with a discretionary range to £58,655 p.a.
31 May 2018
28 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The Department of Politics and International Relations at Oxford is an internationally renowned centre of excellence for teaching and research. The study of these disciplines at Oxford has a long and distinguished history and the department is one of the largest in the field in the UK.

The Department now seeks to appoint a Senior Research Fellow to work at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. The position is an exceptional opportunity to develop skills and experience as a research leader and to help develop and define the research profile of one the most important centres of international research on journalism and news media. It is oriented towards research and engagement with the news industry and professional journalists.

The position requires a person with an established record of independent, relevant work and the skills to take responsibility for research projects and produce high-quality relevant research to our academic, industry, and professional target audiences. In line with the Institute’s mission, the research output should include both academic publications and publications oriented primarily at media industry professionals, practicing journalists, and policy-makers.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop and define a programme of research, while simultaneously working with colleagues across the institute and beyond on strengthening our ability to understand current changes in journalism and news media. They will work closely with the Institute’s Director of Research; a team of other Oxford-based researchers, as well as a wider network of outside partners from both the academy and the media industry. The role will involve research as well as strategic planning, development, and engagement with our team of post-doctoral researchers.

The successful candidate will be a recognized authority in their area and have a proven track record of independent internationally-oriented, high-quality research of relevance for both academics and practitioners. They will have a first degree in a relevant subject, and be keen to work at an institution that combines academic excellence with a commitment to relevance and engagement with industry and practice. The position is for an initial period of one year with potential for extension.

The duties and skills required are described in more detail in the further particulars, which contain information on additional benefits, and details of how to apply (vacancy ref. 135248).

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Thursday 28 June 2018.