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Nuffield Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (Up to 2 posts)

University of Oxford - Department of Economics

Location: Oxford
Salary: From £46,047
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 23rd September 2022
Closes: 29th September 2022
Job Ref: 159989

Nuffield Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (Up to 2 posts)

Grade 7: The Fellowships have a starting salary of £46,047 p.a.

Department of Economics, Manor Road Building, Oxford, OX1 3UQ and Nuffield College, Oxford

3 year fixed term contract 

The Department of Economics, in partnership with Nuffield College, are offering two full-time Postdoctoral Research Fellowship openings for candidates who hold a PhD in a relevant field or are close to completion of a doctoral degree, starting from September 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter. The fellowships offer early career researchers the opportunity to develop their research portfolio within one of the world’s leading Economics departments and so strengthen their future position in the academic job market.

The postholder is required to perform the following duties to the satisfaction of the Head of Department: (i) to engage in research of a quality commensurate with publication in leading international economics journals; (ii) to develop and manage their own programme of independent research; (iii) to present their research at international conferences and research workshops; (iv) to play a full role in the intellectual life  of the department (both during term-time and vacations) including working collaboratively with academic colleagues in areas of shared research interest, and taking part in department seminars and workshops; (v) to provide up to 60 units of graduate or undergraduate teaching per annum (60 units is equivalent to 20 hours of lectures or 30 hours of TA-format class teaching) within the areas covered by the Department of Economics, as requested by the Head of Department; (vi) to co-operate in the administration of teaching and research; (vii) to examine as required by the appropriate committee. The postholder will undertake further duties for Nuffield College including (i) participating in the intellectual life of the College by attending, and where possible by organising, seminars, workshops, conferences, and other academic events; (ii) acting as mentors for graduate students, where appropriate; and (iii) representing the College’s body of postdoctoral research fellows on one of the College’s committees and taking on College officerships, where appropriate.

You will hold a PhD or be close to completing a doctoral degree, in a relevant subject. You will have the ability to present research findings effectively, to innovate and work effectively with colleagues and play a part in developing the department’s research programme, as well being able to teach high-achieving graduate students. Additionally, you will possess excellent oral and written communication skills and be willing to contribute more generally to the intellectual life of the Department and the College.

Fellowships are full-time and tenable for a fixed-term of 3 years from September 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter. Consideration will be given to any field of specialisation.

Interviews for finalists will be held in Oxford over three days during week commencing 17th October 2022.  Candidates called for interview will be required to deliver a research seminar. Additionally, a programme of informal meetings with members of the department will be arranged.

To apply, submit a full online application by the 29th September, application link https://my.corehr.com/pls/uoxrecruit/erq_jobspec_details_form.jobspec?p_id=159989.

For further details about the role, please see the further particulars.

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