Current job vacancies

Course Manager - Postgraduate Taught

Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.

Closing date: 21 August 2020

We wish to recruit an experienced manager for this broad and inspiring role at the Department for Continuing Education. As Course Manager you will be responsible for supporting the Postgraduate Taught team.

Reporting to and supporting the Deputy Head of Student Administration, you will be responsible for a number of postgraduate taught courses with line management and supervision of course administrators. 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 a strong honour's degree or equivalent and significant experience of working within the higher education sector or a comparable environment.

You will have experience of team leadership or supervision (and ideally line management experience) and be able to demonstrate appropriate skills to line manage a large team. You will also have project management experience, as well as excellent customer service skills and a professional manner with the ability to confidently build rapport with a wide range of people within and beyond the University. You should have demonstrable ability to work to tight, demanding deadlines without compromising on quality. Accuracy and attention to detail is vital as well as the confidence to work on your own initiative.

All applications should be made online. Please submit a CV and cover letter as part of your application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 21 August 2020.


Associate Professor in Data Science

Grade 36S: £48,114 - £64,605 p.a.

Closing date: 07 September 2020

The University is seeking to appoint an Associate Professor in Data Science. The post will be held in the Department for Continuing Education, University of Oxford. The postholder will benefit from a Fellowship at St Cross College.

The successful candidate must have a doctorate in Data Science or a cognate field, or a completed doctoral dissertation submitted for examination by the advertised closing date for this position. You will have a proven high standard of expertise in Data Science and appropriate knowledge of computer science, demonstrable experience of teaching and organising Data Science or similar programmes at university level, a proven record of research and publication, including evidence of research grant activity, academic leadership ability in the field of Data Science, and experience of public engagement. Although the position is based within the Department for Continuing Education, the successful candidate will benefit from a large and diverse community at Oxford working in data science, AI, and machine learning. The successful candidate will be strongly encouraged to engage with this wider community.

The postholder will have the opportunity to contribute to a wide range of provision, as appropriate to their expertise, including directing and overseeing the Department's current activity and future development in this disciplinary area. The postholder will be Director of Studies in Data Science, responsible for the established and well-subscribed Advanced Diploma in Data and Systems Analysis, together with the open access programmes and Day/Weekend Schools in Computer Science, and will also seek to develop short/online courses for professional groups and for the wider public.

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.

Associate Professors may apply for the title of full Professor in annual exercises. In exceptional cases, the title of full Professor may be awarded on appointment with an additional salary payment of £2,804 p.a.

Applications should include a covering letter, application form, curriculum vitae including a list of principal publications and the names of three referees.

Applications should be received by 12.00 noon on Monday 7 September 2020.