Current job vacancies

Database Application Developer

Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a.

Closing date: 31 January 2019


A skilled database application developer is required by the Department for Continuing Education. We are one of the largest departments of the University, with more than 15,000 part-time students attending courses, workshops and conferences every year.

Working in a small team, you will be develop and maintain our web-based student and course administration application, used by administrative staff throughout the department, maintain the underlying SQL databases, and assist development of the department’s website. You will also provide support for users within the department and build ad-hoc reports using SQL.

You should be educated to degree level in a computing or an IT-related subject or be able to offer the equivalent in terms of professional training and experience. You should have the ability to work with a range of server-side and client-side technologies – like MS SQL, PostgreSQL, HTML, Javascript, and CSS – or have experience developing database-driven websites or web applications (we use Python, but experience in Ruby, PHP, etc. would do as well). Experience using an MVC web framework (e.g. Django, web2py, React, AngularJS) or version control (e.g. git, SVN) would be a bonus.

You should have a methodical approach to fault finding, and have an interest in learning new technologies and methods. Excellent interpersonal skills and being capable of working collaboratively as part of a team on complex projects are also important.

Candidates who do not meet all the selection criteria but consider themselves well suited to the role are encouraged to apply and will be considered for appointment at the appropriate grade. This is an excellent role for any early-career developers looking to expand their skillset.

The appointment is full-time and is fixed-term for 4 months family leave cover.

Applications for this post 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 Thursday 31st January 2019.

Administrative Assistant - Summer Schools Office

Grade 3: £19,202- £22,017 p.a.

Closing date: 06 February 2019

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and highly organised administrative assistant to provide support in the Summer Schools Office. This is a full-time position commencing early March 2019. The postholder will work as part of a team and will play a key role in the administration of The Oxford Experience and other summer programmes.

The successful candidate must have excellent organisational and IT skills (using Microsoft packages), and must be accurate and literate. A positive, collaborative and flexible approach is essential. The expected hours of work are Monday to Friday, 9.00am – 5.18pm with 1 hour for lunch.

To apply please click ‘apply now’ and follow the instructions.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 6 February 2019. (Please note, this has changed since the previously advertised date of 4 February.)

Associate Professor in International Human Rights Law

Grade 36S: £47,263 - £63,463 p.a.

Closing date: 15 February 2019

The University of Oxford is seeking to appoint an Associate Professor in International Human Rights Law, to commence from 1 September 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. The appointment is to a post held by the Department for Continuing Education, with membership of the Law Faculty, and based at the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights Law, Oxford. The postholder will benefit from a Fellowship at Kellogg College, including rights of Common Table, free access to College and Guest Night dinners and all relevant social facilities, and an academic allowance of approximately £1,000 p.a. The postholder will have an office at the Bonavero Institute, and the Department for Continuing Education.

You will have expertise in International Human Rights Law, and possess a doctorate in a relevant area, be an effective teacher at all levels of university education, and be capable of supervising doctoral research students. You will possess a proven record of research and publication (preferably relating to International Human Rights Law), including research grant activity and academic leadership.

The main duties of the post are to: • engage in research and publication at an internationally competitive level in law, and to produce work of the highest quality for inclusion in the Research Excellence Framework (REF); • serve as lead director for the International Human Rights Law Summer School which is run in collaboration with George Washington University; • serve as lead director for the online component of the Masters’ in International Human Rights Law and to teach on it as required; • actively contribute to the development and delivery of the Masters’ in International Human Rights Law; • develop pathways for advancing the International Human Rights Law alumni network and collaborate with the programme director in raising money for scholarships; • contribute to Continuing Education’s public programming and wider engagement in the field of International Human Rights Law; • contribute to the supervision and assessment of Doctoral students in International Human Rights Law and related areas at the University of Oxford; • contribute to the research culture of the Department and the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights and to enhance the University’s reputation in the field of International Human Rights Law; • undertake such other duties as may be required by the Director of the Department.

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.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 15 February 2019. Interviews are expected to take place on 4 March 2019.