Stipendiary Lecturer (8 hours) in Medieval History

Closing date: 
15 May, 2020

Oriel College seeks to appoint a Stipendiary Lecturer in Medieval History (1000-1500) for one year from 1 September 2020 to 31 August 2021 to cover research leave. Candidates should hold or be near to completing a doctorate in a relevant field of Medieval History, and should be able to demonstrate relevant teaching experience.

The person appointed will be expected to undertake teaching for an average of 8 contact hours per week during term time to undergraduates. The Lecturer must be able to teach: Approaches to History (a first-year paper taught in tutorials, offering at least two of the following options: Anthropology & History, Archaeology & History, Art & History, Economics & History, Gender & History, Sociology & History), Disciplines of History (a second-year paper in historiography and comparative history, co-taught in classes), European and World History 1000-1300 (a first-year paper taught in tutorials), History of the British Isles 1000-1330 (a first- or second-year paper taught in tutorials) and History of the British Isles 1330-1550 (a first- or second-year paper taught in tutorials)

In addition, the person appointed will be required to offer tutorials in accordance with their interests and experience, in the second-year papers in European and World History, from among the following options: The Central Middle Ages, 900-1300, The Late Medieval World, 1300-1525 and The Global Middle Ages, 500-1500

The Lecturer will assist with general administration, the pastoral care of undergraduates, and admissions interviews in early December.

The basic stipend will be according to the Senior Tutors’ Committee recommended scale for full-time stipendiary lecturers with a teaching stint of 8 hours per week (calculated on a pro rata basis - currently £18,341 to £20,628 per annum, depending on experience). Contributory membership of USS (the Universities Superannuation Scheme) is also offered. The Lecturer will be entitled to free lunch and dinner in the Senior Common Room.

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The closing date for applications is 15th May 2020, and interviews are expected to take place on 12th June 2020.

Applicants should submit their application, including references, to the HR Manager via email no later than 15th May 2020.  Each application should include a CV giving a brief summary of the applicant’s career with details of their education and experience, and a covering letter outlining the nature of the applicant’s current research and suitability for the role, together with the names and contact details of two referees able to comment on their teaching and research. Candidates are asked to ensure that their referees send their references direct to by the 15th May 2020.   

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Ian Forrest (email:

The College exists to promote excellence in education and research and is actively committed to the principle of equality of opportunity for all suitably qualified candidates.