Hacker News user @tahoe_creek was recently asked by a fellow Hacker News contributor to find jobs in the field of academia.
The question led to Tahoe Creek employee Aaron Wills posting this image on Twitter of a Google search result that shows an academic job listing in Oxford University.
The search results, which come from Google, show the job title for a professor, which translates to “Professor”.
The title is followed by the words “academic jobs”, which translates into “academy jobs”.
Wills says that the job search results he was seeing for “academics” included “no university jobs, jobs for research” and “no academic jobs, research jobs”.
He posted the image to Hacker News on Tuesday afternoon.
A representative for the University of Oxford said the search results are not accurate.
“We have a process in place to flag information that appears to be misleading and take action if it is, and we will take action as necessary,” the spokesperson told the BBC.
“We are aware that the image in question has been posted and we are investigating it.”
A spokesperson for the National Council for Science and Technology said they had not received any complaints about the image.