Departmental Lecturer in Latin American Studies


Grade 8: £39,992 - £47,722 p.a.

The School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies is seeking to appoint a full-time Departmental Lecturer in Latin American Studies. Based at The Latin American Centre, Church Walk, Oxford, this is a fixed-term appointment for 4 years.

The appointee will provide teaching and research supervision for the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies at the graduate level, while contributing to examining, admission processes and the administration of the Centre. As well as undertaking independent research in political economy of Latin America ideally with specialisation on Brazil (with an interest on gender issues particularly welcomed). The Latin American Centre  organise a range of lectures, seminars, workshops and conferences as part of their programmes and the appointee will be expected to participate and assist in some of these activities

The School is looking for the candidate who most fully meets the following criteria: Doctoral degree in Political Science, Sociology, Economics, Political Economy, History or related discipline with a specialization on Latin America; ideally, research and teaching experience on Brazil; teaching experience at the postgraduate level or an aptitude for teaching and awareness of pedagogic methods; sufficient depth and breadth of knowledge for postgraduate teaching in Latin American Studies, with particular attention to political economy; strong publication record or active research agenda with manuscripts under review; sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to develop research projects and methodologies; experience of qualitative/quantitative research and analytical techniques; evidence of ability to write research proposals; willingness to contribute to administration and research facilitation, including the organisation of conferences and seminars; interest on gender issues is particularly welcomed.

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The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Thursday 1 February 2018.

Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy has changed. With effect from 1 October 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above have a retirement age of the 30 September before the 69th birthday. All employees at Grades 1-7 do not have a set retirement age. Further details are available here: