Departmental Lecturer and MSc Course Director (Water Science, Policy and Management (WSPM))

University of Oxford

Oxford, , GB

The School of Geography and the Environment is seeking to appoint a Departmental Lecturer and MSc Course Director. The successful candidate will manage and deliver the MSc in Water Science, Policy and Management (WSPM) in conjunction with the programme’s Academic Director and the Director of Graduate Studies (PGT). The focus of this Masters programme is to develop a critical understanding of natural water science and the socio-economic, political, cultural and institutional environments within which water management decisions are made.

You will lead in the coordination, teaching, marking and supervision for the WSPM course and you will also contribute to the academic administration of the department and maintain an active research and publication profile.

To undertake this role, you will hold, or be close to completion of, a PhD/DPhil in a field closely related to the WSPM Masters programme and have a track record of postdoctoral research and high quality academic publication in an appropriate field. You will also need to demonstrate an awareness of pedagogic methods and the ability to be an effective teacher of graduate students of high ability by lecturing at an appropriate level in an interesting and engaging manner; supervising MSc dissertations; and undertaking student assessments and examinations.

This post, which will be based at the School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, is a full time, 5-year departmental appointment with no formal college association, though informal relationships may be established on an individual basis.

Applications are particularly welcome and encouraged from female candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in SoGE.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application. The post is available from 1 July 2020.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 27 May 2020, and it is expected that interviews will be held in early June 2020.

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