Departmental Lecturer in South Asian Development and Politics

University of Oxford - Oxford Department of International Development

The Oxford Department of International Development seeks applications for a 1-year full-time Departmental Lectureship in South Asian Development and Politics. The post holder will be responsible to the Head of Department, Professor Christopher Adam, and will primarily provide teaching and assessment for the MPhil in Development Studies (including courses on the History and Politics of the Developing World and research methods). Some teaching on South Asian Politics will also be required for other Masters degrees. The post holder will also co-operate in the administrative work of the department, convene the department’s weekly Contemporary South Asia seminar series, and engage in research on themes in development and politics in South Asia. The post is full-time and is tenable for 1 year from 1 September 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter. 

Applicants should have: a doctorate in South Asian studies or in development studies or politics, with a regional focus on South Asia, preferably India; proven ability and experience necessary to teach high-achieving and challenging graduate students in a multi-disciplinary environment and to carry out student assessment, examination and course design; sufficient depth and breadth of knowledge in the subject to develop course materials and research proposals; an active research record in the field of South Asian studies, development and politics; an academic publication record commensurate with stage of career; and the ability to present research findings effectively to fellow professionals or other informed members of the public, as well as the ability to contribute effectively to the administrative work of the department and to 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. 

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Wednesday 11 January 2017 can be considered.

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