University of Oxford - Oxford Martin School

34 Broad Street

Competitive Salary

The University of Oxford is seeking a dynamic leader to become Director of the Oxford Martin School. The Director will succeed Achim Steiner who has been appointed Head of the United Nations Development Programme. Major areas of focus include building the profile and impact of the school, working with the academic community and a global network of partners to develop high quality programmes, and ensuring the sustainability of the school’s research programmes.

The Oxford Martin School is a world-leading centre of pioneering research that addresses global challenges and aims to improve the wellbeing of this and future generations. The school invests in research that brings together leading academics from diverse intellectual backgrounds, cutting across disciplines to address complex, global issues which cannot be addressed by any one academic field alone. It supports research that is solutions-focused and that does not fit within conventional funding channels.

The successful candidate will be a proven leader with exceptional drive and the ability to lead and deliver on the school’s strategic vision. S/he will have the personal credibility, communication and people skills to lead a highly diverse academic community as well as interact with leaders in public policy and the private sector. An interdisciplinary mindset, a broad understanding of key 21st century challenges, and an in-depth understanding of at least one research area of the school are essential. An excellent global network and a track record of influencing at the highest levels and amongst complex networks of stakeholders will also be required.

Candidates will share the Oxford Martin School’s vision and will be motivated by what it is trying to achieve. They will have an understanding of the school’s position within the UK and internationally.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 11 September 2017.

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