Departmental Lecturership in Development Economics

Grade 7: £31,604 - £38,833 p.a.

The Oxford Department of International Development seeks applications for a full-time, fixed term Departmental Lectureship in Development Economics.  The post holder will be responsible to the Head of Department, Professor Christopher Adam, and will contribute to and coordinate the teaching of Quantitative Methods (QM) on the MSc Economics for Development course, this will involve giving lectures, classes, small group supervision and supporting student’s dissertation research. The post holder will also contribute to the administrative work of the department, participate in the admissions process, and engage in research on themes related to development economics.  The post is tenable for three years from 1st September 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Applicants should have:

  1. A doctorate in economics with a focus on development issues and a strong quantitative component, or evidence that a doctorate is imminently expected.
  2. A proven ability and experience necessary to teach quantitative methods to high-achieving and challenging graduate students, and to carry out student assessment, examination and course design;
  3. Sufficient  depth and breadth of knowledge of development economics  to develop course materials and research proposals
  4. An active research record in the field of development economics;
  5. An academic publication record commensurate with  stage of career;
  6. The ability to present research findings effectively to fellow professionals or other informed members of the public;
  7. 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.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.   

Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy has changed. With effect from 1 October 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above have a retirement age of the 30 September before the 69th birthday. All employees at Grades 1-7 do not have a set retirement age. Further details are available here: 

Only applications received before 12 noon (UK Time) on Friday 09 February 2018 can be considered.