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Vacancies for Election Hilary Term: 1 March 2018


Social Sciences Divisional Board (2 vacancies: School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies (SIAS) (1), and Sociology (1))

Board of the Faculty of Law (1 vacancy)

Board of the Faculty of Philosophy (3 vacancies)

General Notes

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Social Sciences Divisional Board

1 member elected by and from the academic members of the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies (SIAS)

Current/Retiring Member

To hold office from

To hold office until

[N/A]*

with immediate effect

MT 2019


1 member elected by and from the academic members of the Department of Sociology

Current/Retiring Member

To hold office from

To hold office until

[N/A]*

with immediate effect

MT 2019


*Under the regulations governing the composition of Divisional Boards, the above vacancies fall within the single constituency of "two persons elected on a rotational basis by and from academic members of the following units of the division: (a) the Department for International Development; (b) the School for Interdisciplinary Area Studies; (c) the Department of Sociology; (d) the Oxford Internet Institute; (e) the Department of Social Policy and Intervention; (f) the School of Anthropology; (g) the Institute of Archaeology and Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art; (h) the Blavatnik School of Government". The last units elected to this constituency were (i) the Department for International Development and (ii) the Oxford Internet Institute.

For further information about the Board, please contact the Secretary.

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Board of the Faculty of Law

One Ordinary Member elected by and from all members of the faculty exclusive of the persons qualified to be Official Members as per Regulation 10 of Council Regulations 19 of 2002

Current/Retiring Member

To hold office from

To hold office until

Lucinda A Ferguson, Oriel

with immediate effect

MT 2019


For further information about the Board, please contact the Secretary.

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Board of the Faculty of Philosophy

Three persons elected by and from the members of the Faculty of Philosophy

Current/Retiring Member

To hold office from

To hold office until

Professor Ursula Coope, Corpus Christi

with immediate effect

MT 2019

Dr James Grant, Exeter

with immediate effect

MT 2019

Professor Hilary Greaves, Merton

with immediate effect

MT 2019


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General Notes:

Nominations in writing for the elections on 1 March, by four members of Congregation other than the candidate, will be received by the Elections Office, at the University Offices, Wellington Square, up to 4 p.m. on Thursday 1 February 2018.

At least one nomination in respect of each candidate must be made on an official nomination form (available on http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/elections/forms/index.shtml).

All candidates are asked to note the general requirements which apply to all committee members, as set out in Council Regulations 14 of 2002 (General Regulations of Council for Committees). Current members seeking re-election are also asked to check for specific restrictions on consecutive service. For further information, please see the eligibility and amendments to nominations sections on the General Information page of the elections website.

Candidates are invited to include with their nomination forms, a written statement of no more than 250 words, setting out his or her reasons for standing and qualifications for the office being sought.

In the event of a contested election, Candidates' statements will be available on-line http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/elections/ and published in the Gazette dated 15 February. Voters may wish to wait until they have read these statements before returning their ballot papers. Ballot papers will be sent out to members of Congregation as soon as possible after the closing date for nominations. Completed ballot papers must be received by the Elections Office not later than 4 p.m. on 1 March 2018.

If the number of nominations received by the closing date is no more than sufficient to fill the vacancies, the candidates nominated shall be deemed to be duly elected as of the close of the nomination period on Thursday, 1 February 2018. When required, places will be allocated according to academic standing, as defined in Council Regulations 22 of 2002, Part 2: Academic Precedence and Standing, made by Council on 26 June 2002.

If the number of nominations received by the closing date is less than sufficient to fill the vacancies, those candidates nominated will be deemed elected unopposed, and the remaining vacancies will lapse, in which case, in accordance with the regulations, the places must remain vacant until appointments are made jointly by the Vice-Chancellor and Proctors.

For further information, please contact the Elections Officer.

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