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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Job Description and Selection Criteria

Centre Manager, Wellbeing Research Centre

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)
Salary Salary range Grade 7: between £32,236 – £43,267 p.a.

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

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.


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 15th July 2019 and interviews will be held shortly thereafter in person or over video conference.

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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