Part-time Public Engagement and Knowledge Exchange Officer
Posted: 12 Jan 2018

The Department of Sociology has an exciting new opportunity for a Public Engagement and Knowledge Exchange Officer to work with the research group led by Professor Mills, which studies the social-environmental and genetic predictors of reproduction, infertility and social behaviour.

The specific role will focus on both: (1) knowledge exchange via broader public fertility awareness, together with civil society partners and patient groups, but primarily, (2) public engagement via a citizen science project aimed at inciting the general public to donate existing direct-to-consumer data or becoming genotyped to progress innovative research within this area of research. Working together with a New York-based company, civil society partners and the media, our aim is to reach the general public to incite citizen-science action related to fertility and infertility.
The successful candidate will be a key member of this research team, expected to undertake independent work and responsibility within the project. S/he will bring to this role skills in communications and advertising campaigns, demonstrable knowledge of Knowledge Exchange (KE), the ability to develop contacts and networks, skills and experience in communications methods and strategy, including regular communications in non-scientific formats.
The successful candidate will hold a University degree or equivalent, together with relevant experience. Excellent communications skills, with the ability to communicate research projects and aims and the ability to build networks and make connections between academic work and the wider world is also essential.
This post is part-time (0.8 FTE), for 12 months starting as soon as possible. It can also be full-time but for slightly shorter period. The working pattern can be discussed and mutually agreed upon successful appointment.
All applicants must complete a short application form and upload a CV and supporting statement.
Only online applications received before 12.00 midday on Monday 29 January 2018 can be considered. Interviews are scheduled to take place on Thursday 8 February 2018.

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Melinda Mills is Head of Department, Nuffield Professor of Sociology

Part-Time MSc in Sociology now open for applications!
Posted: 01 Dec 2017

Are you interested in pursuing the MSc in Sociology, but can't commit to full-time study?  Take a look at the part-time MSc - the same course of study, spread over two years.

The MSc in Sociology is offered on both a full-time (one-year) and part-time (two-year) basis. The degree and expectations for both modes of study are equally rigorous: part-time students take their classes with the full time students, but spread their study over two years to accommodate work and personal circumstances. Regardless of whether you choose to apply for the part-time or full-time course, you will be part of a close knit cohort of students from diverse backgrounds.

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Professorship of Sociology
Posted: 20 Nov 2017

The Department of Sociology, University of Oxford, in association with Nuffield College, is looking for a senior scholar of international distinction with an outstanding record of research publications in the discipline of sociology.
The applicant can be working within any subject area of sociology.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon, Monday January 15 2018.

Details of the position

For more information about the Department of Sociology, visit the Departmental webpage or download our most recent Annual Report.

Sociology at Nuffield College.

Please feel free to contact our Head of Department Prof. Melinda Mills, if you would like to discuss this further.

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How Theresa May lost her majority and how Scots have kept the Tories in government
Posted: 09 Jun 2017

Dr Stephen Fisher comments on last night's General Election results.

At the time of writing it looks like the Conservatives will win 319 seats, short of the 326 seats they needed to win an overall majority. (The following numbers are provisional.)

Most likely they will come to some agreement with the Democratic Unionist Party in order to remain in government.

From Elections Etc.

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Steve Fisher is Director of Graduate Studies, Associate Professor in Political Sociology, Fellow of Trinity College and Department Disability Lead

Oxford Sociology Top in Europe
Posted: 08 Jun 2017

Oxford is top Sociology department in Europe for the third consecutive year.

QS Top Universities have ranked Oxford Sociology as the top Sociology Department in Europe for the third year in a row.  Oxford was ranked third overall.

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