Senior Research Fellow

University of Oxford - Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism in the Department of Politics and International Relations

Norham Gardens, Oxford

The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ) in the Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR) at the University of Oxford is seeking to appoint a senior research fellow to help develop and lead the institute’s comparative research on the intersection between digital media, news, and politics. The successful applicant will progress and define a set of research projects within this wider area, and lead the research, writing, and publication of this work, while simultaneously collaborating with colleagues across the institute and beyond to strengthen the institute’s ability to understand current changes in journalism and news media.

With the RISJ Director of Research, the post-holder will play a strategic role in developing of the research programme that advances the institute’s understanding of the intersection between digital media, news and politics. Further duties include generating new sources of international research funding and partnerships for the institute, including writing funding applications. The post-holder will also deputise for the RISJ Director of Research when necessary.

The role will suit an internationally established academic who is eager to commit to the RISJ mission of connecting rigorous research with substantial issues and challenges faced by journalists and news media around the world as well as able to engage with and liaise with sponsors, stakeholders, professional journalists, media leaders, and policymakers.

The postholder will be expected to hold a PhD in a substantive area of political or other social science including journalism/media studies or data science, with significant post-qualification research experience including a track record of independent research in journalism studies and/or communication research in high-quality peer-reviewed publications. 

This is a full-time fixed-term position for 3 years in the first instance and is available to commence in the The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, Oxford, Norham Gardens, as soon as possible. Suitable candidates able to secure a sabbatical or other leave from their current employment are welcomed to apply.

The duties, responsibilities and skills required are described in more detail in the attached further particulars, which also contain details on how to apply.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on Monday 31 October 2016.

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