Cambridge University Reporter

University of Oxford

The University of Oxford is an equal opportunities employer.


Applications are invited for the Headship of the Social Sciences Division. The University is seeking to appoint an eminent scholar, with disciplinary interest from any one of the disciplines in the division, to provide exceptional and visionary leadership for this internationally renowned academic division. The division comprises thirteen world-class departments and faculties: the Departments of Economics, Education, International Development (QEH), Politics and International Relations, Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work, and the Law Faculty, the Saïd Business School, the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, the Institute of Archaeology and RLAHA, the Oxford Internet Institute, the Oxford University Centre for the Environment, and the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies.

The range and distinction of the Social Sciences Division are considerable and the priority for the next head will be to provide leadership and vision to support and advance the constituent units' ambitious research agendas and to help the embedding of institutional structures to facilitate high-calibre interdisciplinary work. The division currently enjoys a highly collegial style of self-government with co-ordination, oversight and support for units' activities provided by the divisional officers, secretariat, and board. This is a full-time senior management position, tenable from 14 April 2008 at a competitive salary, which provides an exciting opportunity to continue to shape the development of social sciences at Oxford. Candidates should have academic standing, and the administrative and managerial skills to implement Oxford's vision of the national and international role of its social science departments.

Further details, including details of how to apply are available from htttp://, or from the Registrar, University of Oxford, Wellington Square, Oxford, OX1 2JD (tel. 01865 270200). The closing date for applications is 10 December 2007.