Grade 7: £32,817- £40,322 per annum pro rata

Reporting to Nicole Stremlau, the post holder will be a member of a research group in the Centre for Socio Legal Studies with responsibility for carrying out research for a project on “When Online Speech Meets Offline Harm: The Implications of Internet Shutdowns in Africa”.

The post involves coordinating and managing research assistants, based in Oxford and Africa, fulfilling reporting requirements and collaboratively delivering research outputs, as described in the project summary; developing research frameworks and methods for researching internet shutdowns particularly in complex environments;  participating in international workshops and presenting papers at international conferences and collaborating in the preparation of research publications, and book chapters.

The successful applicant will have completed, or be near completion, of a PhD in law, politics or a relevant field before taking up this role; have experience with contributing ideas for new research projects and research income generations; excellent communication skills, including the ability to write for publication, present research proposals and results, and represent the research network at meetings and sufficient specialist knowledge on internet controls and the law to work within established research programmes (ideally this will include previous work in the area of internet shutdowns).

The post is part-time (75% FTE or 28 hours per week) and is fixed term for 9.5 months.

The postholder will be based in the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Manor Road Building, Manor Road, Oxford, OX1 3UQ

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online via and enter vacancy ID: 148070.  You will be required to submit a covering letter and CV as part of your application.

Closing date for applications is midday on Thursday 18 February 2021.  Interviews will be held week commencing 1 March 2021.