Tutor and Official Fellow in Applied Economics

Post Tutor and Official Fellow of Harris Manchester College in association with the Blavatnik School of Government
Department/Faculty Blavatnik School of Government, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6GG
Division Social Sciences Division
College Harris Manchester College, Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TD
Contract type Permanent upon completion of a successful review. The review is conducted during the first 5 years.
Salary College salary range between Grade 10a (30S):  £47,263 – £63,463 p.a.
Closing date 12.00 noon on Monday 8th July 2019

Harris Manchester College and the Blavatnik School of Government and are seeking to appoint a Tutor and Official Fellow of Harris Manchester College in Applied Economics.  The post is for research and teaching interests in Macroeconomics, with a specialism in Economic Development or Political Economy.

The postholder will be expected to engage in advanced research in the field of applied economics, with a specialism in economic development, political economy, or macroeconomics.  S/he will also be expected to give high-quality lectures, classes and tutorials in applied economics at both undergraduate and graduate level, and contribute to the teaching, research and academic administration and pastoral support at the School and the College. In particular, the postholder will contribute to the Economics and Public Policy module in Michaelmas Term each year at the Blavatnik School, and be expected to teach macroeconomics at undergraduate level in Hilary Term each year at the College.

The successful candidate should hold a doctorate in the field of applied economics and have a proven high standard of research and teaching. They should have the ability to carry out student assessment and graduate supervision, and possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills. The ideal candidate should be an innovative thinker that can work effectively with colleagues, with the willingness to participate in and assist in College life and governance.

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Centre Manager, Wellbeing Research Centre

 Job Description              

Post Centre Manager, Wellbeing Research Centre, University of Oxford
College Harris Manchester College
Contract type Fixed term of three years (with a probation period of 6 months)
Location Harris Manchester College, Oxford.   The role will require some travel.
Salary Salary range Grade 7: between £33,900 – £43,267 p.a.
Deadline for applications 20th September 2019

 Overview of the post

The Wellbeing Research Centre at Oxford is seeking to appoint a Centre Manager. We are looking for an entrepreneurial person with a keen interest in learning about—and developing—the interdisciplinary science of wellbeing at Oxford and beyond.

This new interdisciplinary Centre brings together the academic expertise on wellbeing from around the University and beyond. The Centre aims to establish itself as the world’s preeminent research hub on wellbeing and to become a major platform for helping communities around the world put wellbeing at the heart of their policy-making.

The establishment of the Centre is made possible thanks to a founding donation by KSI Education and the Centre is led by Prof. Jan-Emmanuel De Neve. More information on the Centre is available at

The role of the Centre Manager

The Centre Manager will play a key leadership role in setting up, developing and ensuring the success of the Centre. Key responsibilities for the Centre Manager include:

  • Leading the operational capacity of the Centre and developing its media presence
  • Liaising with the academic, funding, and impact partners of the Centre
  • Developing funding opportunities in collaboration with Centre researchers
  • Supporting the Director with executive assistance
  • Conducting original research in collaboration with the research fellows of the Wellbeing Research Centre
  • Setting the budget for the Centre and managing the accounts
  • Planning of work schedules and delegation of responsibilities to the research and development team of the Wellbeing Research Centre
  • Monitoring the standards of research undertaken by the Wellbeing team.
  • Formulating and implementing policy
  • Planning and coordinating the resources of the Wellbeing Centre;
  • Stimulating public interest for the Wellbeing Research Centre
  • Directing or undertaking preparation, publication and dissemination of reports and other information pertaining to the organisation.  We are looking for a dynamic individual with intellectual curiosity and excellent project management and communication skills. As the Centre develops it is expected that staff will be recruited to support on more specific tasks.
  • Applications are welcome from international applicants.

Selection criteria

Applications will be judged against the criteria which are set out below. Applicants should ensure that their application shows clearly how they believe that their skills and experience meet these criteria.

The successful candidate will demonstrate the following:

  1. A doctorate and capacity for original research that a doctorate would reflect;
  2. Excellent organizational and Administrative skills;
  3. A willingness to promote the Wellbeing Research Centre’s purposes;
  4. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  5. It is preferable that the appointed candidate has Chinese language skills;
  6. Experience of launching new initiatives and organizing academic conferences

The appointment committee recognises that candidates can contribute to these goals in many different ways and will use its professional judgment, based on the evidence available, to decide how successfully candidates could make such contributions.


We offer a competitive salary and flexible working hours in a friendly academic environment as part of a dynamic and growing team with global impact. The Centre Manager will be principally based at Harris Manchester College and be a full member of its academic staff. College staff enjoy a number of benefits such as dining rights.

The position will be for a fixed term of three years renewable subject to availability of finances (with a probation period of 6 months), starting as soon as possible.

This position is a unique opportunity to learn about the science of wellbeing and help advance this research agenda. The position will also allow for engaging with important stakeholders in the academic and policy worlds. As part of the stakeholder engagement role, the job may involve some long-distance travel to events at the United Nations (New York), World Government Summit (Dubai), as well as fundraising activities in China. For example, the Centre’s researchers are major contributors to the World Happiness Report launched at the UN each year and the Centre Manager will be able to contribute along this pathway to impact.

How to apply

Please send your CV and cover letter to

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on 20th September 2019 and applicants will be contacted shortly afterwards.

If you would like to discuss this post and find out more about joining the academic community at Oxford, please contact

About the University of Oxford

Oxford’s departments and colleges aim to lead the world in research and education for the benefit of society both in the UK and globally. Oxford’s researchers engage with academic, commercial and cultural partners across the world to stimulate high-quality research and enable innovation through a broad range of social, policy and economic impacts.

Oxford’s self-governing community of international scholars includes Professors, Associate Professors, other college tutors, senior and junior research fellows and over 2,500 other University research staff. Research at Oxford combines disciplinary depth with an increasing focus on inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary activities addressing a rich and diverse range of issues.

Oxford’s strengths lie both in empowering individuals and teams to address fundamental questions of global significance, and in providing all staff with a welcoming and inclusive workplace that supports everyone to develop and do their best work. Recognising that diversity is a great strength, and vital for innovation and creativity, Oxford aspires to build a truly inclusive community which values and respects every individual’s unique contribution.

While Oxford has long traditions of scholarship, it is also forward-looking, creative and cutting-edge. Oxford is one of Europe’s most entrepreneurial universities. It consistently has the highest external research income of any university in the UK (the most recent figures are available at, and is ranked first in the UK for university spin-outs, with more than 130 spin-off companies created to date. Oxford is also recognised as a leading supporter of social enterprise.

Oxford admits undergraduate students with the intellectual potential to benefit fully from the small group learning to which Oxford is deeply committed. Meeting in small groups with their tutor, undergraduates are exposed to rigorous scholarly challenge and learn to develop their critical thinking, their ability to articulate their views with clarity, and their personal and intellectual confidence. They receive a high level of personal attention from leading academics.

Oxford has a strong postgraduate student body which now numbers over 10,000. Postgraduates are attracted to Oxford by the international standing of the faculty, by the rigorous intellectual training on offer, by the excellent research and laboratory facilities available, and by the resources of the museums and libraries, including one of the world’s greatest libraries, the Bodleian.

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About Harris Manchester College

There are 38 self-governing and independent colleges at Oxford, giving both academic staff and students the benefits of belonging to a small, interdisciplinary community as well as to a large, internationally-renowned institution. The collegiate system fosters a strong sense of community, bringing together leading academics and students across subjects, and from different cultures and countries.

Harris Manchester College (HMC) is a small, friendly community whose aim is to provide the best possible education for students over 21 years of age. A direct descendant of the Dissenting Academy established in Manchester in 1786, HMC has been a full college of Oxford University since 1996. HMC is centrally situated in handsome Victorian buildings.

The College currently has around 114 undergraduate and 121 graduate students. There are 29 members of the Governing Body, as well as 29 Senior Research Fellows and 26 Supernumerary Fellows and 12 Research Fellows. Fellows’ research covers Business Management, Economics, Education, Engineering, English, History, Human Sciences, Law, Medicine, Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, and Theology.

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Graduate Organ Scholarship from Michaelmas Term 2019

Applications are invited for the position of Graduate Organ Scholar from Michaelmas 2019 for one, two or three years.

As we are a college for mature students the post is ideal for a graduate student or for someone in Oxford for a year or more. 

The Chapel has a fine Romantic organ built by Gray & Davison in 1893 and extended in 1930 & 1973 by Nicholson. There is also a chamber organ in the Arlosh Hall, built by Thomas J. Robson in 1843.

The responsibilities of the Organ Scholar are likely to include:

  • accompanying chapel choir rehearsals each week on Monday (1730 to 1830) and Wednesday (1630 to 1730), and Evensong on Wednesday at 1745. This is followed by Formal Dinner in the Arlosh Hall at which the Organ Scholar is a guest of the College;
  • accompanying the choir at occasional performances of larger works or Sung Grace before Dinner, and at special seasonal worship;
  • playing during term for the Sunday morning Chapel Society Service (Unitarian) at 1100;
  • giving occasional recitals on organ or piano as part of the Thursday lunchtime series during term;
  • taking choir rehearsals in the absence of the Director of Music;
  • having the opportunity to play at other events (e.g. marriages including for people of mixed faiths) organised by the College, including during vacations, if available, for which additional fees are normally payable.
  • Playing at two services in the College Chapel for the Ministerial Old Students’ Association on 23rd June 2020 (pm) and 24th June 2020 (am).

The Organ Scholarship carries an award of £1,200 per annum.

This list of activities may be varied according to the particular strengths of the successful applicant.

Applications will also be considered from Undergraduates in the event that a Graduate is not appointed.

Enquiries should be addressed to the Director of Music, John Dunston, at or on 07796 173895.