Departmental Lecturer in Development Economics

Updated: 26 days ago
Location: Oxford, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 18 Mar 2020

UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD - Department of Economics, Manor Road Building, Oxford. 

The Department of Economics is seeking to appoint a Departmental Lecturer in Development Economics. The post is tenable for a period of 3 years, and the successful candidate must be available to start in September 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. The Department of Economics is one of the largest and most diverse groups of academic economists in Europe and is committed to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level. 

Reporting to the Deputy Head of Department, the postholder will be required to provide lectures, classes and supervision, and to undertake advanced academic study in support of their teaching. The principal task of the Departmental Lecturer in Development Economics will be to contribute to teaching and supervision on the MSc in Economics for Development, a joint degree course run by the Department of Economics and the Department of International Development. The Departmental Lecturer will contribute to the teaching programme in microeconomic theory, macroeconomic theory, international trade or quantitative methods. The theory modules are graduate level courses in applied theory with a focus on issues and ideas relevant for development economics, and are offered during the first term.  The teaching involves giving lectures and classes, and providing small group supervision. The successful candidate will also provide a 12-hour module on a topic related to applied development economics during the second term. 

You will have a doctorate in economics (or be close to completion by the time of taking up the post) with a focus on development issues and a strong quantitative component. You will have a proven ability to teach high-achieving and challenging students and preferably have experience in graduate teaching and in student assessment, examination and course design. Additionally you will have sufficient depth and breadth of knowledge of development economics to develop course materials and research proposals, as well as evidence of your commitment to your own professional development. You must also have the ability to contribute effectively to the administrative work of the Department and the ability to innovate and work effectively with colleagues as part of an interdisciplinary team. Furthermore you must possess excellent communication and presentation skills as well as having the sensitivity to deal with pastoral duties. 

This is a full-time, fixed-term position available for 3 years from September 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. 

Your application should include a CV, a supporting statement and the names and contact details of three referees. 

For an informal discussion about this new post, please contact: [email protected]  

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The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 18 March 2020 and applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the closing date. Interviews (in person or via Skype) are expected to take place on 24 and 25 March 2020. 

Applications are particularly welcome from women, and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.  

Closing Date: 18-MAR-2020 12:00

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