Nuffield Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
Advertiser: Economics, University of Oxford
Field(s) of specialization: Any field
Position type(s): Postdoctoral Scholar
Location of job: Department of Economics (University of Oxford) and Nuffield College, Oxford, Manor Road Building, Manor Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 3UQ, United Kingdom (map)
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: 2021-09-01
Job duration: 3 years
Letters of reference required: 2
Application deadline: 2 Oct 2020 (accepting applications)
Posting end date: 2 Oct 2020
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video starting October, 2020.
Ad text:

Nuffield Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (Up to 3 posts)
Grade 7 £32,817-£40,322 p.a.
3 year fixed term contract

The Department of Economics, in partnership with Nuffield College, offers up to three full-time Postdoctoral Research Fellowship openings for candidates who already hold or are close to completing a PhD in a relevant field. The Fellowships are intended to offer early career researchers the opportunity to develop their research portfolio within one of the world’s leading Economics departments prior to entering the academic job market for tenure-track positions at major research universities.

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. For Nuffield College, the postholder is required to perform the following duties to the satisfaction to the College Warden: (i) to participate in the intellectual life of the College by attending, and where possible by organising, seminars, workshops, conferences, and other academic events; (ii) to act as mentors for graduate students, where appropriate; (iii) to represent the College’s body of postdoctoral research fellows on one of the College’s committees and to take 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 2021. Consideration will be given to any field of specialisation.

For further details about the role and for instructions on how to apply, please see the further particulars:

Please submit a full online application via Econjobmarket by BST 12 noon on the closing date above.

Online interviews for the selected candidates will be held during the week of 19th October 2020.

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  • Letters of reference: 2
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