Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Development Economics, CSAE

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Development Economics

Grade 7: £34,308 - £42,155 per annum, dependent on experience

Full time (37.5 hours per week), 24 months fixed term, with the possibility to extend depending on external funding

Department of Economics, Manor Road Building, Oxford, OX1 3UQ


The Centre for the Study of African Economies [CSAE] is an internationally renowned development economics research centre at the University of Oxford, with researchers based in the Department of Economics, the Blavatnik School of Government [BSG], and the Oxford Department for International Development [ODID]. 


We have funding as part of a well-established research programme [ERINN] looking at identity, norms and narratives and how it may play a role in the functioning or dysfunction of organisations in sub-Saharan Africa, and are looking to expand this into a new phase, applied to the functioning of state organisations, such as in service delivery and general administration. Public administration or political economy perspectives are particularly welcome.


The postholder will have an exciting opportunity to engage with the large community of researchers working in developing countries at the CSAE, the broader Oxford academic community, and with other researchers at universities and international organisations working on similar areas, while also developing their own research portfolio. Oxford provides a vibrant environment for researchers in the social sciences. Many previous Oxford postdoctoral fellows have moved on to permanent faculty positions at leading universities in the US and Europe, or in leading public policy organisations.


This is 2 years, fixed-term contract (externally funded) post.

The closing date for applications is GMT 12 noon on the 5th May, 2023.


We are a Stonewall Top 100 Employer, Living Wage and Mindful Employer, holding an Athena Swan Bronze Award, HR Excellence in Research and Race Equality Charter Bronze Award.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.


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