Vacancies at the Centre


Centre for Criminology

Manor Road Building, Manor Road, Oxford

Grade 06S: £27,057 - £32,277 per annum pro rata

Part-time, fixed term; 0.5FTE for 12 months, or hours and duration to be discussed and agreed with the successful candidate

The Centre for Criminology is looking to appoint a suitably qualified person to a part-time Researcher position for a fixed period of no more than 12 months to work on the European Research Council project “Subjectivity, Identity and Penal Power: Incarceration in a Global Age”. This project explores the changing nature of penal power and custodial practices under conditions of mass mobility. The research adopts a mixed-method approach, gathering survey, interview and visual data in prisons and detention centres and in the community.

One important part of this research is to develop new visual research methods.  As part of this, the PI of the project, Prof. Mary Bosworth, has set up the Immigration Detention Archive, with the aim of developing a ‘living archive’ of visual and other materials relating to immigration detention in the UK (including letters, photographs, drawings and other art works and materials). It is on this part of the project that the Researcher will work.

The successful candidate for this post will be responsible for cataloguing, digitising and consolidating the Immigration Detention Archive, working with others to expand and disseminate it. The candidate will produce and maintain a dedicated website for the archive on the Border Criminologies website (, while seeking out a permanent home for the physical collection.

The Researcher must be prepared to work under the supervision of Professor Mary Bosworth.

We are looking to appoint someone with experience of working with archives and material culture, while some knowledge or experience of border control and/or criminology would be desirable.  In order to digitize the items, some experience of photography would also be beneficial. This post would be suited to somebody from an arts and humanities or interdisciplinary background, with an interest in issues such as human rights, memory, testimonial cultures, and ‘living histories’.

The post is based in the Manor Road Building, Manor Road, Oxford.  The post will either be for 50% of full-time for 12 months, or 100% of full time for 6 months; however, there is flexibility in the working pattern and number of hours expected a week, and therefore, the Centre could potentially consider and decide a new percentage proposal to be completed within a period of twelve months for the duration of this fixed term contract. The post will be available from May 2015. The closing date for applications is midday on 13th April 2015.

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