The University of Oxford has formed a new Race Equality Task Force to develop a University-wide strategy and business plan to address racial inequality within our institution, ensuring that we are actively antiracist at all levels. The Task Force will build on the existing activities across the collegiate University and will focus on identifying actions that can accelerate the transformation to remove racial discrimination, and to ensure that staff and students from all ethnic backgrounds benefit fully from the opportunities the University affords.
To ensure that researcher voices are included in the Task Force, we are seeking one researcher representative from each of our four divisions. This is an excellent opportunity for early career researchers passionate about race equality (from any discipline) to work with us to help make positive change within our institution. Recognising that early career researchers are primarily on fixed term contracts and contributing to this work above and beyond their typical duties, researcher representatives selected to serve on the Task Force will receive an honorarium of £1000, which will be available in a departmental cost code to be used for personal and professional development. The role involves participating in Task Force meetings held twice per term, engaging the wider researcher community, and providing input and ideas for the Task Force’s programme of actions, strategy and business plan.
For more information about the Race Equality Task Force and the researcher representative roles, including details of how to apply, please see https://edu.admin.ox.ac.uk/race/task-force. The deadline for applications is Friday 8th January. Please address any questions about this role to REtaskforce@admin.ox.ac.uk.