Current job vacancies

Senior Manager: Digital Pedagogy

Grade 9: £46,336 - £53,691 p.a.

Closing date: 20 July 2018

Are you an experienced educational technologist who excels at working collaboratively with subject matter experts to develop intellectually rigorous, engaging and innovative online learning experiences?

The University of Oxford’s Department for Continuing Education provides part-time learning opportunities to thousands of adult learners each year. We are currently seeking an experienced senior online learning specialist with outstanding skills and experience to join our Technology-Assisted Lifelong Learning (TALL) unit. This is a rare opportunity both to shape elearning at a senior level and to be an active practitioner developing the next generation of online courses for lifelong learners.

Working in a collaborative and creative team environment, you will have a broad range of responsibilities for digital projects and team leadership, with a particular focus on leading on the pedagogical aspects of online initiatives. As an experienced educational technologist you will also contribute to the team’s day-to-day course production work, working closely with leading academics and colleagues to design and produce innovative and engaging online content. You will also mentor and support the work of the other learning technologists in the team.

The successful candidate will have significant professional experience designing and advocating for online learning at a senior level. You will have extensive understanding of a wide range of online tools and be able to select and configure them to deliver highly accessible and engaging online learning. You will have deep knowledge of the theories and pedagogies of digital learning and be skilled at working collaboratively with talented subject matter experts to inspire and get the best from them. Most importantly, you will thrive in a busy customer-focused team environment and be passionate about education and the opportunities online learning can offer adult learners.

The appointment is fixed-term for 3 years in the first instance.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 20 July 2018.


Central Services Assistant

Grade 4: £21,585 - £24,983 with a discretionary range to £27,285 p.a.

Closing date: 25 July 2018

We are looking for a well-organised administrator to join our busy team in the role of Central Services Assistant. The successful candidate will provide administrative and PA support to the Director of Finance and Administration as well as administering the recruitment and HR processes for the Department for Continuing Education. You will also offer support to other key areas of the Department such as the Directorate, Central Services, Finance and the Residential Centre. This busy post offers variety with an interesting mix of administrative work.

You will have experience in administration and diary management as well as, ideally, recruitment and/or personnel. You will bring with you excellent time management skills, an aptitude for team work, and a flexible approach to the job. You will be able to work effectively under pressure and deal appropriately with confidential issues. A good working knowledge of Microsoft Office is essential and experience of using Oracle Financials and CoreHR would be advantageous.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 25 July 2018.


Graduate Studies Administrative Officer

Grade 5: £24,983 - £29,799 p.a.

Closing date: 30 July 2018

We are looking for a well organised administrator to help develop and enhance graduate student administration within the Department.

The role is varied, and will be attractive to someone with good all-round administrative skills and a career interest in higher education. You will be involved in dealing with enquiries, admissions, course administration, student record management, publicity and financial processes.

Candidates must have excellent organisational and project management skills, with the ability to competently and independently manage a complex and challenging workload. They must also be adept at conveying detailed and complex information and in using standard office IT applications, with the ability to learn new systems quickly. A very good level of numeracy (and experience of working with data are also essential.

Experience of delivering events or training programmes, experience of supervising and/or coordinating staff and experience of financial processes would be desirable.

This post is full-time and is for a fixed-term of 2 years in the first instance.

Where operationally possible, consideration will be given to part-time working or job-sharing. In that situation please detail your preferred hours in your application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 30 July 2018.


Senior Maintenance and Classroom Technician

Grade 4: £21,585 - £24,983 with a discretionary range to £27,285 p.a. plus flexibility allowance of 16%

Closing date: 30 July 2018

The Senior Maintenance and Classroom Technician provides technical and general maintenance support services for the Department’s extensive teaching, administrative and residential facilities. The postholder will be based at its main building, Rewley House, in the centre of Oxford, but also services additional sites around the City. The duties are very varied, requiring technical, organisational and physical work.

As Senior Technician some of your key responsibilities will be: maintaining the Department’s audio visual equipment; overseeing and tasking the work of the Assistant Technician; supplying audio visual equipment to our courses which take place on other sites; placing orders for teaching rooms supplies;

You must be a practical person, with the ability to turn your hand to a range of tasks in connection with the running of facilities and setting up and providing support for audio visual equipment. You will be well organised with good communications skills and a commitment towards delivering a high level of customer service.

You will be required to provide support at key operational times of the day, working in complementary shifts, which includes working alternate weekends. The shifts are arranged as follows:

Shift 1. (Week 1) Monday - Thursday: 7.30am - 2.00pm Friday: 7.30am - 1:00pm

Shift 2. (Week 2) Monday - Thursday: 1.00 - 5.30pm Friday: 1.00 - 6.30pm

Alternate Weekends Saturdays: 7.30am - 3.30pm (with 1 hour for lunch) Sundays: 8.00 - 11:00am

The appointment is fixed-term for 2 years in the first instance.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 30 July 2018.


Departmental Lecturer - International Politics

Grade 7: £31,604 - £38,833 p.a.

Closing date: 03 August 2018

We are seeking to appoint a Departmental Lecturer in International Politics for the Diplomatic Studies Programme, which offers a full-time Master of Studies and PG Diploma in Diplomatic Studies for diplomats and other professionals from all over the world. As well as teaching, supervising and assessing International Politics and teaching research methods, the role provides an opportunity to be fully involved in the delivery of the course and to contribute to the development and promotion of the Programme.

You will have:

  1. A relevant postgraduate qualification (preferably doctorate).
  2. An aptitude for teaching and some experience of teaching and research.
  3. Sufficient depth and breadth of knowledge in the subject to develop course materials and research proposals.
  4. Experience of qualitative and/or quantitative research and relevant analytical techniques.
  5. A publication record and familiarity with the existing literature and research in field of expertise.

Experience of teaching mid-career professionals and of developing and managing academic courses would be an advantage.

This post is full-time and fixed-term for 1 year.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 3 August 2018.


Associate Professor in Human Geography

Grade 36S: £46,336 - £62,219 p.a.

Closing date: 01 October 2018

The University is seeking to appoint an Associate Professor in Human Geography, to commence from 1 January 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. The appointment is to a post held jointly by the Department for Continuing Education and the School of Geography and the Environment. 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.

You will have expertise in climate change and sustainable urban development, hold a doctorate relevant to urban studies, 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 environmental sustainability and climate change), including research grant activity and academic leadership.

The post holder will:

  • contribute to the development and delivery of the MSc. in Sustainable Urban Development
  • supervise part-time doctoral students in other areas of human geography and, in particular, urban studies;
  • contribute to the development and teaching of short and online courses for particular professional groups and for the wider public;
  • be research active, complementing and extending existing research excellence and producing work of the highest quality for inclusion in the Research Excellence Framework (REF);

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 School of Geography and the Environment is internationally recognised for the quality of its teaching, research and wider engagement. In addition to world leading education and research, the School hosts three internationally recognised research centres and leads cross-university initiatives and collaborative networks.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 1 October 2018. Interviews are expected to take place on 30 October 2018.