Programme Manager (Russian & Eurasian Studies Centre, Oxford)

University of Oxford - St Antony's College

An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre at St Antony’s College, Oxford. The ‘University Consortium’ programme, funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York, brings together six universities in the United States, Europe and Russia to pool their strengths and jointly train a new generation of students, future faculty and potential policy-makers across all three regions. This inter-regional academic network promotes training, research, engagement and policy outreach on Euro-Atlantic issues critical to resolving the crisis in Russia-West relations.

St Antony's College is one of the seven graduate colleges of the University of Oxford. The College specialises in the inter-disciplinary study of international relations, economics, politics and history of particular parts of the world. The Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre is a major component of research on Russia, Ukraine, the Caucasus and Central Asia at Oxford University.

The Programme Manager will be responsible for the oversight and execution of the activities of the University Consortium (UC). You will work under the guidance of the Principal Investigator to ensure that the University Consortium fulfils its goals and generates a successful programme featuring high-level academic exchange and engagement between Russian and western scholars, students, experts and former officials. The post-holder will contribute original intellectual content regarding problems in Russia-West relations and generate ideas to build on the UC’s intellectual momentum and widen the UC network. Main duties also include regular liaison with each UC member university; authoring materials for the UC webpage and blog; and sourcing and recruiting relevant scholars, experts and students to contribute to the websites.

The successful candidate must hold a Doctoral Degree or be a Dphil Candidate in a social sciences discipline, with a focus on contemporary Russian and Eurasian affairs, international relations or international security. The post-holder must have research or work experience and expertise in current Russian and Eurasian affairs, foreign policy and international affairs. It is essential for the post-holder to have experience and understanding of data analysis and social research tools; an ability to work with a variety of stakeholders and network effectively; excellent writing skills and a good working Russian language ability. Excellent IT and skills including Microsoft Office packages, social media and web editing are also required.

This is a fixed term post until 31 December 2019.

Further particulars and details of how to apply may be found in the documents on the St Antony's College website.

The closing date for applications is Noon on Monday 7 May 2018.

St Antony’s College is an equal opportunities employer.

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