University of Oxford

University of Oxford

Department Lecturer in Development Economics

United Kingdom

Closing in 8 days

Department Lecturer in Development Economics

36024 - 44263

170894 - Teaching Fellow/Departmental Lecturer (TF/DL) in Development Economics

Grade 7: £36,024-£44,263 annum (with a discretionary range to £48,350 per annum)

The post is tenable for three years, and the successful candidate must be available to start in the autumn of 2024 or immediately, as the role is currently vacant.

Department of Economics, Manor Road Building, Oxford and Oxford Department of International Development (ODID), Queen Elizabeth House, Mansfield Road, Oxford.

The Department of Economics is seeking to appoint a Teaching Fellow/Departmental Lecturer in Development Economics.

The Department of Economics is one of the largest and most diverse groups of academic economists in Europe and is committed to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Reporting to the Associate Head of Resources, the post holder will be required to provide lectures, classes, and supervision, and to undertake advanced academic study in support of their teaching.

The principal task of the Departmental Lecturer in Development Economics will be to contribute to teaching and supervision of the MSc in Economics for Development, a joint degree course run by the Department of Economics and the Department of International Development. The Departmental Lecturer will contribute to the teaching programme in one or more microeconomic theory, macroeconomic theory, international trade, or quantitative methods. The theory modules are graduate-level courses in applied theory with a focus on issues and ideas relevant to development economics and are offered during the first term. The teaching involves giving lectures and classes and providing small group supervision.

The successful candidate will also provide a 12-hour module on a topic related to applied development economics during the second term. You will have a doctorate in economics, or related disciplines with a strong focus on economics (or be close to completion by the time of taking up the post) with a focus on development issues and a strong quantitative component. You will have a proven ability to teach high-achieving and challenging students and preferably have experience in graduate teaching and in student assessment and examination. Additionally, you will have sufficient depth and breadth of knowledge of development economics to develop course materials as well as evidence of your commitment to your own professional development.

You must also have the ability to contribute effectively to the administrative work of the Department and the ability to innovate and work effectively with colleagues as part of an interdisciplinary team. Furthermore, you must possess excellent communication and presentation skills as well as having the sensitivity to deal with pastoral duties.

Your application should include a CV, a supporting statement, and the names and contact details of 3 referees.

Please apply via Econjobmarket at the following link: https: //

For an informal discussion about this new post, please contact [email protected]

The closing date for applications is UTC 12:00 on Friday, 01st March 2024, and applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the closing date.

Interviews are expected to take place online soon after the closing date. Applications are particularly welcome from women, and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.


Contact Person : HR Team Vacancy ID : 170894 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 01-Mar-2024 12:00 Contact Email : [email protected]

Job details


Department Lecturer in Development Economics


University of Oxford


United Kingdom


February 06, 2024

Application deadline

March 01, 2024

Job type



Business and Economics

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The University of Oxford is the oldest university in the English-speaking world, and is actually so ancient that its founding date is unknown – though it is thought that teaching took place there as early as the 11th century. It’s located in and around the medieval city center of Oxford, dubbed “the dreaming city of spires” by the 19th century poet Matthew Arnold, and comprises 44 colleges and halls as well as the largest library system in the UK. 

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