Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Economics

University of Oxford

Applications are invited for a full-time Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Economics at Oxford University’s Global Priorities Institute (GPI).

The post is fixed-term from the date of appointment for up to four years and is anticipated to start in September 2024 (flexible).  As a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, you will work with the economics team at GPI to develop research projects directly relevant to GPI’s research agenda that intersect with your own areas of interest and expertise, and you will spend at least 50% of your time working on these projects. The role requires no teaching load and only minor supervision responsibilities, although teaching may be arranged if the fellow would like to do so. The Global Priorities Institute is an interdisciplinary research centre, which aims to develop and promote rigorous, scientific approaches to the question of how appropriately motivated actors can do good more effectively. GPI formally sits within the Faculty of Philosophy at Oxford University. You will be a member of GPI’s economics research team and an Associate Member of the Department of Economics, one of the world’s leading economics departments. You will be based at the Global Priorities Institute and you will have a desk at the Economics Department in the Manor Road Building as well as at GPI’s offices. You will be assigned a mentor who is a member of the Department of Economics and you will also have the opportunity to receive mentorship and research advice from more senior economists external to Oxford who work with GPI.

The applicant is required to have a PhD awarded or close to submission. The PhD should be either in Economics or in a closely related discipline together with equivalent experience and expertise in Economics. Also essential are outstanding academic ability and an excellent track record in writing research papers suitable for publication in peer-reviewed journals. In addition, the fellow must possess a genuine interest in global priorities research and be able to reflect on the impact of their research on the world beyond academia.

We particularly encourage applications from women, black and ethnic minority candidates, as these groups are underrepresented in philosophy in general and at GPI in particular.

Please note that GPI is advertising for a number of postdoctoral and senior research fellow roles in economics and will run the selection processes for these concurrently. If you apply for one of these roles, by default we will consider that you have applied for all of them, unless you state otherwise in your application. You therefore only need to apply for one role and if you are invited to the longlisting stage of the process, we can discuss which role is likely to be most suitable given your academic background and level of experience.

Applications for this post are to be made online and must be submitted no later than 12 noon (UK time) on 22 November 2023.

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