Job: Seminar Leaders for Evidence in Public Policy (Hilary Term 2021)

Are you looking for the opportunity to develop your teaching experience? The Blavatnik School of Government is seeking to engage up to six Seminar Leaders to join the teaching team of the Evidence in Public Policy course within the Master in Public Policy (MPP) in Hilary term 2021.

As a Seminar Leader, you will have the opportunity to lead seminars, attend lectures, assess student work, and be involved in the broader life of the School.

You will be undertaking research in a relevant field and have excellent communication and organisational skills. Relevant previous experience is desirable, but not 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: http://www.learning.ox.ac.uk/support/teaching/programmes/plto/.

In return, we offer you a friendly and supportive environment in which to develop your teaching practice. You will have the opportunity to engage with highly motivated students drawn from across the world and with a range of experience, often at senior levels. Past Seminar Leaders have found the teaching experience to be distinctive and rewarding. The students are on average older than comparable teaching environments in Oxford (median age 28), and the MPP is designed to train practitioners rather than develop academics. An ability to relate theoretical issues to real-world problems is essential.

You will receive support and guidance from the relevant module convenor and the MPP Coordinator, and feedback on your performance. There will also be opportunities to share learning with other Seminar Leaders.

Payment will be on the Grade 6 scale (starting at £15.37 per hour). Expected time commitment, including attending lectures and preparation (which is paid), is 9 to 10 hours a week.

If you are interested, please email your CV and a one-page letter highlighting your most relevant experience and the contribution you would make to recruit@bsg.ox.ac.uk by 12:00 on Friday 9 October 2020. We would welcome applications from those currently based in the UK, or those overseas who plan to be in Oxford in January 2021. Please note that you must have the right to work in the UK at the time of the teaching.