Departmental Lecturer in Comparative Social Policy

University of Oxford - Department of Social Policy and Intervention

Barnett House, 32 Wellington Square, Oxford

The department wishes to appoint a part-time (50%) Departmental Lecturer in Comparative Social Policy from 1 January 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. This is an excellent opportunity to join a vibrant research centre and contribute to the continuing growth of teaching and research in comparative social policy.

The Departmental Lecturer will be involved in teaching, supervision and examining on the MPhil and MSc courses in Comparative Social Policy, and will also conduct a programme of research within the Oxford Institute of Social Policy (OISP).

Applicants will have a postgraduate qualification in a relevant discipline; an aptitude for teaching and some experience of teaching and research in the field of social policy; the ability to develop course materials and research proposals; experience of a range of analytical techniques; and a track record of – or in the case of early career appointments, the clear potential for – internationally excellent publications in highly-ranked, peer-reviewed academic journals and with major presses.

This is a 2-year fixed term post from 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2018. The Departmental Lecturer is responsible to the Head of Department.

Informal enquires should be directed to Dr Rebecca Surender (

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. Only applications received promptly by 12.00 noon on 9 November 2016 can be considered. Interviews will be held on 14 November 2016.

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

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