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Vacancy: Associate Professor of Higher Education

closing date 27 Nov 17

Associate Professor of Higher Education

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION in association with LInacre College

Grade 10a: Salary  from £46,336 per annum


Applications are invited for the post of Associate Professor of Higher Education to be based at the Department of Education, Norham Gardens, Oxford. The post is full-time and, upon completion of a successful review, permanent. The appointment will be made in association with a Fellowship at Linacre College. In exceptional cases, the title of full Professor may be awarded on appointment.

The University wishes to appoint a candidate whose main research and teaching experience is in the area of higher education. The main duties of the post will be: to contribute to the department’s strong research profile in future research assessment exercises through his or her own programme of publications and research funding, to contribute to teaching on Masters courses and to their further development, to supervise graduate students in the broad area of higher education, and to contribute to the research-related activities of the higher education research group.

The successful candidate will have a doctorate in an area of relevance to the post, successful experience of social scientific research in the field of higher education, a proven track-record of high quality publications in higher education and a good record of funded research. She or he will have the ability to obtain and manage research grants and manage contract research staff and a strong record of collaboration and teamwork.  She or he will also have a strong background of teaching higher education courses and successful experience of teaching high achieving graduate students, including doctoral students.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon (UK time) on 27 November 2017.  For more details about the post including full application instructions, please see the further particulars.

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

Committed to equality and valuing diversity

To apply, click on the Apply Now button on the ‘Job Details’ page (go to, click on the relevant post title) and follow the on-screen instructions to register as a new user or log-in if you have applied previously. Please provide details of three referees and indicate whether the University may contact them now.

You will also be asked to upload a CV and a supporting statementThe supporting statement should explain how you meet the selection criteria for the post using examples of your skills and experience. This may include experience gained in education or employment.

The University and colleges welcome applications from candidates who have a disability or long-term health condition and is committed to providing long term support.  The University’s disability advisor can provide support to applicants with a disability, please see for details.  Please let us know if you need any adjustments to the recruitment process, including the provision of these documents in large print, audio or other formats. If we invite you for interviews, we will ask whether you require any particular arrangements at the interview. The University Access Guide gives details of physical access to University buildings

Teaching commitments are mainly concentrated into Oxford’s three 8-week undergraduate teaching terms, making it easier to balance teaching and research.  There is considerable flexibility in the organisation of duties, and generous sabbatical leave.

Please upload all documents as PDF files with your name and the document type in the filename. 

All applications must be received by 12.00 noon on the closing date stated in the online advertisement.

Should you experience any difficulties using the online application system, please email Further help and support is available from To return to the online application at any stage, please go to:

Please note that you will be notified of the progress of your application by automatic emails from our e-recruitment system. Please check your spam/junk mail regularly to ensure that you receive all emails. 

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