Researcher in Migration School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography

Grade 7: £31,604-£38,833 with a discretionary range to £42,418 p.a. (pro rata for part-time) 

Vacancy No. 131433

The Migration Observatory at the University of Oxford is seeking to appoint a Researcher in Migration on a fixed-term basis until 31 December 2019, with an extension expected subject to the availability of external funding. The post is offered as full-time, but part-time working will be considered.

You will be part of the Migration Observatory at the University of Oxford. You will be involved in a wide range of Migration Observatory activities and projects, including a new project examining the social and economic integration of migrants in the UK. You will participate in policy discussions, representing a high-profile organisation and promoting the use of high-quality data and research evidence in the public debate. In addition to communicating research findings to non-academic audiences, you will develop and conduct academic research on migration issues.

Candidates should be experienced quantitative social scientists with a relevant doctorate, an outstanding research and publication record on issues related to migration, a sound understanding of political and policy debates on migration in the UK, and excellent oral presentation skills. The preferred candidate will also have experience engaging with stakeholders outside the academic field, such as community groups, non-governmental organisations, the media and civil servants.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application. Your supporting statement should be prepared in accordance with the instructions given in the further particulars.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 13 November 2017. We aim to notify shortlisted candidates by 17 November 2017 and interviews are planned for Wednesday 22 November 2017.

Please note that the University of Oxford’s retirement policy has changed. With effect from 1 October 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above have a retirement age of the 30 September before the 69th birthday. All employees at Grades 1-7 do not have a set retirement age. Further details are available here:

Further particulars and how to apply

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