Job: Seminar leaders in policy evaluation (Hilary Term 2020)

Are you looking for the opportunity to develop your teaching experience?  Would you like to do this on a flagship programme in a dynamic department with the ambition to improve government across the world? We are seeking seminar leaders to support learning on the Master of Public Policy (MPP) programme at the Blavatnik School of Government. Seminar leaders will be able to contribute to Evidence in Public Policy, one of the core module of the MPP. 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 (available here).

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 who bring 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 (with an average age of 29 for the incoming class), 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 interested, please send your CV and a one-page letter highlighting your most relevant experience and the contribution you would make to no later than noon on Friday 27 September 2019.

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