Job Opening: Departmental Lecturer and MSc Course Director; Water Science, Policy and Management (WSPM)

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.

JOB TITLE: Departmental Lecturer and MSc Course Director; Water Science, Policy and Management (WSPM)



GRADE: Grade 8: £41,526 – £49,553 p.a.

FIXED TERM DURATION OR STATUS: Full time, fixed term for 5 years

CLOSING DATE: 27 May 2020


NOTES: This post is available from 1 July 2020

This post is 80% teaching and course coordination and 20% independent research

Applications are particularly welcome and encouraged from women candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in SoGE. SoGE is committed to equality and values diversity

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