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Convenor of Oxford Transitional Justice Research

Fixed-term part-time role

Grade 05S.01, to a maximum of £7,000 for the contract duration

Overview of the role

The Centre for Criminology is looking to appoint a suitably qualified person to the part-time position of Convenor of Oxford Transitional Justice Research for a fixed period of 12 months (or an alternative duration in agreement with the successful candidate). Oxford Transitional Justice Research (OTJR) is an inter-disciplinary network of more than 200 academics and students working on issues of transition in societies recovering from mass conflict and/or repressive rule.  Founded in 2007, it is now one of the largest and most diverse academic communities conducting research in this field.  OTJR hosts a weekly academic seminar, which brings leading researchers and practitioners to Oxford to discuss aspects of their work.  OTJR is dedicated to producing high-quality scholarship that connects intimately to practical and policy questions in transitional justice, including research within the following themes: domestic and international prosecutions; truth commissions and other truth-recovery processes; commemoration and memorialisation; local and traditional practices; compensation and reparations; and institutional reform.

The successful candidate for this post will primarily be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day workings of the OTJR committee, including seminars, workshops, and conferences, establishing our relationship with Fondation Hirondelle, and working with the Global Institute for the Prevention of Aggression and its Director, Mr Don Ferencz.

We are looking to appoint someone with either a doctorate which has been successfully examined or a research student in their second or subsequent year of study. The research should be in the field of transitional justice, broadly defined.

The post is based in the Manor Road Building, Manor Road, Oxford.  It is a fixed-term part-time post. The closing date for applications is 3rd November 2014.


The person appointed to this post will be responsible for ensuring the day-to-day running of Oxford Transitional Justice Research. These responsibilities include: Convening and chairing regular OTJR committee meetings in accordance with the OTJR Constitution;
  • Overseeing the organisation and administration of OTJR’s weekly seminar series, including chairing the seminars;
  • Organising any conferences or workshops the OTJR committee decides to host;
  • Managing OTJR’s relationship with Fondation Hirondelle;
  • Continuing to work on establishing OTJR’s research network with a view to facilitating the delivery of academic contributions for the Hirondelle project;
  • Overseeing the editing of academic contributions for the Hirondelle Project;
  • Liaising with Mr Don Ferencz of the Global Institute for the Prevention of Aggression.

Selection criteria


A doctorate or registration as a doctoral student in their second or subsequent year of study.

  • Research expertise in a field related to transitional justice.
  • Excellent administrative and communication skills.
  • The ability to work to tight deadlines.


  • Understanding of the work of Oxford Transitional Justice Research.
  • Experience working on a committee.
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