Nuffield Postdoctoral Research Fellows in Economics (4 positions available)


Department of Economics, Manor Road Building, Oxford and Nuffield College, Oxford

Grade 7: £32, 236 - £39,609 p.a. with an annual research allowance of £2,819 p.a.

The Department of Economics, in partnership with Nuffield College, offers 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. 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.

You will hold a PhD or be close to completion, 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 2019. Consideration will be given to any field of specialisation.

Applications must be submitted online via the following link: For further details about the role and for instructions on how to apply, please click here.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 15 October 2018.

Interviews for finalists will be held over 2 days in the week commencing 12 November 2018, dates to be confirmed.

Contact Person: Department of Economics HR Team
Vacancy ID: 136783
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