Departmental Lecturer and MSc Course Director; Environmental Change and Management (ECM)

The School of Geography and the Environment is seeking to appoint a Departmental Lecturer and MSc Course Director. The successful candidate will manage and deliver the MSc in Environmental Change and Management (ECM) in conjunction with the programme’s Academic Director and the Director of Graduate Studies.

The MSc/MPhil in Environmental Change and Management aims to produce students with a broad appreciation of all aspects of the management of people and institutions in relation to environmental change. The course emphasises cross cutting, interdisciplinary approaches to the critical environmental problems of our time, especially climate change and adaptation, energy and lower carbon futures, and ecosystem conservation and management.

You will lead in the coordination, teaching, marking and supervision for the ECM course, contribute to the academic administration of the department and maintain an active research and publication profile.

To undertake this role, you will need a doctorate (or have recently submitted) in a field related to the ECM Masters programme and have a track record of post-doctoral research and high quality academic publication in an appropriate field. You will also need to demonstrate an awareness of pedagogic methods and the ability to be an effective teacher of graduate students of high ability by lecturing at an appropriate level in an interesting and engaging manner; supervising MSc dissertations; and undertaking student assessments and examinations.

This post, which will be based at the School of Geography and the Environment (SoGE), University of Oxford, is a full-time, 5 year departmental appointment with no formal college association, though informal relationships may be established on an individual basis.

Applications for this vacancy 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 Friday 18 January 2019.

Applications are particularly welcome and encouraged from women candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in SoGE.

Part-time CREDS Administrator

We are seeking an outstanding candidate to act as Administrator for the Centre for Research into Energy Demand Solutions (CREDS) and as assistant to the co-ordinator for the Oxford Energy Research Network. The post has been established to support the CREDS core team of four communications and knowledge exchange specialists. You will also work with the Director of CREDS and Centre Administrator both of whom are involved in both CREDS and the Energy Network. This will be a 70% FTE/3.5 days per week job of which 60% will be CREDS and 10% on the Oxford Energy Network particularly assisting organising the annual conference.

The duties will include assisting in the organisation of regular external events, attending and facilitating meetings and acting as the first point of contact for visitors. The role will involve working across a large number of University departments, and therefore requires commitment to multi-disciplinary working.

You will have exceptional organisational skills and the ability to draft correspondence, take minutes and to produce well-presented reports. You will have high-level of IT/digital media skills including email, Word, Excel, Access, Eventbrite and finance systems. Experience in event organisation and diary management, including making travel arrangements is essential.
We will be happy to consider requests for flexible working hours.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a supporting statement as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Tuesday 8 January 2019, and interviews will be held on Monday 14 January 2019.

Director of the Environmental Change Institute (ECI), School of Geography and the Environment (SoGE) in association with Linacre College, Oxford

The Director of the ECI will provide leadership, vision and interdisciplinary research direction to the Institute. The successful candidate will be a recognised international expert who provides intellectual leadership and establishes the strategic direction of major, cross-cutting research programmes.

The Director has executive responsibility for the fulfilment of the ECI’s vision by leading and strengthening its research culture; raising the profile and influence of the Institute amongst diverse, high-level external audiences; increasing the standing of the Institute within the University; sustaining and developing stakeholder and funder partnerships; and overall operational management of the Institute. The main duties will be to lead and engage in independent research, produce high-quality publications of an international standard and to write research grant applications generating significant research income.

The successful candidate will hold a doctorate in a relevant discipline or have equivalent experience. The postholder will have demonstrated a global academic reputation in one of the ECI’s related disciplines, successful leadership experience, have a record of excellence in research, publication and teaching, significant experience of inspiring and supporting academic, research and support staff, and significant experience of developing research strategies and managing large research projects.

This post is available for five years fixed term, with the possibility of a second term.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. To apply for this role and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below.

The closing date for applications 12.00 noon on Monday 14 January 2019, and interviews will be held on Monday 25 February 2019.

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

Knowledge Exchange Researcher (Business and Policy) and Programme Manager, Oxford Martin Programme on Integrating Renewable Energy (Integrate)

Integrate seeks to address a critical problem in the development of sustainable energy systems. Transition to low carbon energy systems is critical to mitigating climate change. Renewable energy sources will play a key role, mainly through their contribution to electricity generation. The approaches to accommodating intermittent renewable generation are excess generation capacity, demand flexibility, energy storage and grid inter-connection. However, electricity markets currently provide insufficient incentives for capacity, flexibility and innovation; therefore, a re-think of regulatory, market and institutional arrangements is required. This programme aims to deliver a framework for understanding technical, social, market and policy requirements for integrating renewables across a wide range of scales and contexts.

In this post, you will be expected to work closely with academics and postdoctoral researchers in the Integrate programme to synthesise insights across the programme and support knowledge exchange activities (e.g. policy briefs, workshops) with policy makers and businesses. You will also be responsible for working alongside an administrative assistant to deliver the day-to-day management of the programme. Your duties will include reviewing and synthesising the outcomes of research studies. You will research, develop and maintain a stakeholder map for the business and policy audiences and present papers at conferences and workshops.

You must hold a relevant PhD/DPhil or equivalent experience in business or the public sector. You will have excellent communication skills, including the ability to write for publication, present research proposals and results, and interact with the wider academic, industry, and policy communities. Demonstrable skills and experience in knowledge exchange activities is essential.