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Carlyle Junior Research Fellowship in the History of Political Thought

Oriel College and Faculty of History, University of Oxford

Salary: (scale G 7.1), currently £34, 308 + £1,000 research allowance

We are seeking a Research Fellow in the History of Political thought from 1 October 2023 for a fixed term of three years.

This post is offered by the Electors of the A.J. Carlyle Fund, together with the History Faculty and Oriel College. The Fellowship will be tenable at Oriel College.

The main duty of the successful candidate will be to engage in academic research in the field, but he or she will also be expected to undertake light teaching duties in the University, and will be offered the opportunity to teach for Oriel and other colleges. Details are set out in the Further Particulars.

Applications will be considered from postdoctoral candidates, and from graduate students in their third or subsequent year of doctoral research.  Those candidates who have not completed their doctorate should provide evidence that they are likely to be in a position to submit their thesis within the first year of the Fellowship. Applications are particularly welcome from women, black people and members of other minority ethnic groups that are underrepresented in academic posts in Oxford.

How to Apply

Candidates are asked to submit a curriculum vitae, a statement (not more than 500 words) setting out the candidate’s research interests, and to complete the Appointing Committee’s form in the job description below. These should be sent via email to HR at Oriel College, Oxford (, not later than Noon on Friday 17 February 2023. The email subject heading should read ‘Carlyle JRF’.  Written work should not be sent, but may be requested at a later date.

Candidates are also asked to provide the names and addresses of two referees who are acquainted with their academic work and career. Referees should be asked to submit references via email directly to Oriel College HR (, by Noon on Friday 17 February 2023. It is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure that all of the relevant materials are received by the application deadline; incomplete applications will be discarded.