Junior Research Fellowship Recruitment

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Dear Wadham College, Oxford,

Please could you provide me with some specific data from your Equal Opportunities Monitoring Forms for the recruitment of Junior Research Fellows/Postdoctoral Research Fellows (Stipendiary and Non-stipendiary) for the last 10 years.

I would like anonymised statistics pertaining to unsuccessful applicants' gender, age, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, and religion.

I would like anonymised statistics pertaining to successful applicants' gender, age, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, and religion.

Yours faithfully,

Gwendolen Bowles

FOI Officer - Wadham College, Wadham College, Oxford

Dear Gwendolen,

I write to acknowledge receipt of your FoI request which was received on 29 January 2018.

I may contact you again if I require clarification about the information requested, if there is a charge payable or if I need to agree to a revised date due to difficulties in meeting the 20 working day deadline.

Freedom of Information Officer
Wadham College | University of Oxford
Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PN
United Kingdom
Email: [email address]

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FOI Officer - Wadham College, Wadham College, Oxford

Dear Gwendolen,

We do not separate our monitoring of JRFs from that of other fellows, so cannot give you the detailed information you require for this category of post.

We have however looked over the selection committee reports for JRF appointments for the last ten years, most of which break down application numbers by gender. There are a few reports where this data is missing (e.g. if a department took the lead in recruitment, or where an appointment was made alongside a pre-existing departmental position). We should also be aware that not all candidates will want to identify in a binary manner.

With those caveats then:
Over the past ten years, the College has recruited 18 JRFs; of these ten successful applicants were male and eight were female.
For the 18 jobs, the College had applications from a total (as stated above, not complete data) of 117 females and 200 males.

Freedom of Information Officer
Wadham College | University of Oxford
Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PN
United Kingdom
Email: [email address]

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