Associate Professorship of Evidence-Based Policy Evaluation

University of Oxford

Associate Professorship inEvidence-Based Policy Evaluation

The Department of Social Policy and Intervention, in association with Green Templeton College, is seeking an outstanding scholar to join us as an Associate Professor of Evidence-Based Policy Evaluation. The appointment is for five years in the first instance, and upon completion of a successful review, the post holder will then be eligible for reappointment to the retiring age.

The post is available from 1 September 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter. The appointment will be made in association with Green Templeton College, further details of which can be found in the job description.

Applications are invited from academics whose teaching and research interests extend or complement the Department’s existing expertise in Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation. We would particularly welcome applicants with expertise in the evaluation of policies and complex social interventions, including those with expertise in qualitative, multi-method, non-randomised research methods (e.g. natural experiments or quasi-experimental designs) or randomised controlled trials.

The post holder will be expected to engage in independent research as well as contributing towards teaching, supervision and examining at graduate level in courses in Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation. You will be part of a lively and intellectually stimulating multi-disciplinary research community within the department as well as participating in the life of the college.

The successful candidate will have completed a doctorate in social sciences, behavioural sciences or closely related disciplines such as public health. They will have an outstanding programme of research and track record of securing research grants, along with the ability to teach, supervise and assess high-achieving and challenging graduate students.  

If you would like to discuss this post and find out more about joining the academic community at Oxford, please contact: Professor Aaron Reeves (EBSIPE Course Coordinator, [email protected]) or Professor Jane Barlow (Head of Department, [email protected]). All enquiries will be treated in strict confidence and will not form part of the selection decision. 

Further information, including details about how to apply, can be obtained by clicking on the link to the further particulars below. Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV, including a full list of publications; and a covering letter or statement, which should also include details of teaching experience, research interests and future research plans. You are also required to provide details of three referees whom you have asked to submit confidential reference letters. Please ensure that your referees send their letters by the stated deadline for applications. 

The closing date for applications is 12 noon GMT on Thursday 29 June. Interviews will be held between Wednesday 26 July and Friday 4 August.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.

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