Job: Seminar Leaders for Economics and Public Policy

Are you looking for the opportunity to develop your teaching experience?

The Blavatnik School of Government is seeking to engage Seminar Leaders to join the teaching team of the Economics of Public Policy course within the Master of Public Policy (MPP) in Michaelmas Term 2022. 

Public policy leaders frequently interact with professional economists. The Economics of Public Policy course aims to prepare MPP graduates for this interaction by developing the skills necessary to become a critical consumer of economic thinking.  

As a Seminar Leader, you will have the opportunity to lead seminars, attend interactive sessions held by lecturers, attend team meetings and assess student work. 

Candidates should have experience of research in a relevant field of economics and have excellent communication and organisational skills. Relevant previous teaching experience is essential. An ability to relate theoretical issues to applied, policy problems, and deliver to a non-economist audience is also essential. 

You will be required to undertake the Social Sciences Division Preparation for Learning and Teaching course if you have not already received equivalent training:  

This is a unique opportunity for postdoctoral researchers, college lecturers, and doctoral students to gain valuable teaching experience at a graduate level. You will have the opportunity to engage with highly motivated students drawn from across the world who bring a range of professional and policy experiences, often at senior levels.

Payment will be at the rate of £15.60 per hour (Grade 6.1), plus hourly holiday pay (12.07%).

Expected time commitment, including attending lectures and preparation (which is paid) is approximately 110 hours throughout the term. 

We would welcome applications from those currently based in the UK, or overseas and who plan to be in Oxford in October 2022. Please note that you must have the right to work in the UK at the time of the teaching.

Further details for this position, including information on how to apply, are outlined in the attached further particulars.

The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon (UK time) on Monday 4 July 2022