Departmental Research Lecturer (3 posts)

The Department of Sociology, University of Oxford would like to appoint three creative and inspirational Departmental Research Lecturers to work within the new innovative interdisciplinary environment of the Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science, headed by Professor Melinda Mills.

We are looking for ambitious early-career researchers who want to develop an independent research programme within one or more of the seven linked programmes of the Demographic Science Centre, together with delivering academic teaching and supervision.

Duties are divided as 70% research time (we value your development as an independent researcher and scientist) and up to 30% teaching (we value your career progression and development of skills). Research can be in any area of the LCDS, but the positions will be formally located within the Department of Sociology, who hosts the LCDS. Research needs to be follow the aims of the LCDS which is to be innovative, disruptive, interdisciplinary and realign conventional thinking. Teaching will involve leading or contributing to courses in quantitative methods, advanced methods, life course research, demographic and research methods and the opportunity to develop your own course. You may also have the opportunity to supervise PhD (DPhil) or other Master’s levels students.

Applicants should hold a PhD in an area related to the LCDS such as demography, sociology, biology, genetics, economics, econometrics, criminology, statistics, epidemiology or public health, geography, computer science or another related discipline. Candidates should be able to evidence an outstanding research and publication record, demonstrate excellent communication skills, including the ability to give a high standard of presentations to various groups, and the ability to engage graduate students and the broader academic research community. An ability and willingness to work both independently and as part of a team is vital.

The posts are available for a fixed-term duration of 5 years, ideally starting on 1 September 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Please direct enquiries about the role to Professor Melinda Mills (

You will be required to upload a statement of research interests, CV and details of two referees as part of your online application (references will only be requested for shortlisted candidates).

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 7 June 2019 can be considered. Interviews are likely to take place in the last week of June or first week of July 2019.