Academic Programme Manager - Digital Humanities

University of Oxford - Humanities Divisional Office, Radcliffe Humanities

Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Oxford


We wish to recruit an Academic Programme Officer who will take operational responsibility for the development and delivery of educational provision in Digital Humanities. This role will encompass development of a planned, new MSt degree programme in Digital Humanities and training for Postgraduate Research Students and Early Career Researchers in the Humanities.

This is a part-time (0.5 FTE) post and will be fixed-term for 18 months in the first instance, with the possibility of renewal, subject to Education Committee approval of the course.

You will be responsible for bringing together diverse interests from across the University, providing expert advice to the Humanities Division as well as taking a lead on the financial business case for the new degree programme. In addition you will play a leading role in providing appropriate training in Digital Humanities in support of the delivery of the Division’s Researcher Development Strategy.

You will have relevant postdoctoral teaching and research experience in Digital Humanities, and a demonstrable interest in and enthusiasm for postgraduate skills training and researcher development in higher education, including the ability to generate strategies with a view to enhancing provision. You will be an effective communicator with well-developed negotiating skills, abler to work with and inspire confidence in a wide range of academic and administrative staff.

Informal enquiries about the post may be addressed to Jocasta Gardner, Head of Humanities Education Support (

Applications for this vacancy must be made online. If you are an internal candidate and wish to put yourself forward for a secondment, please first ensure you have the agreement of your line manager.

You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 18 December 2017. Interviews are expected to be held in early/mid-January 2018.

Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy has changed. With effect from 1 October 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above have a retirement age of the 30 September before the 69th birthday. All employees at Grades 1-7 do not have a set retirement age. Further details are available here:

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