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Graduate Teaching and Research Scholar in English (1700-1850)

Oriel College intends to appoint a Graduate Teaching and Research (GTRS) Scholar in English, commencing in January 2023.

By January 2023, applicants will have completed at least one year of postgraduate study, and will have embarked on a DPhil in English at the University of Oxford. Applicants will be normally be expected to have passed the Transfer of Status procedures by January 2023.  Once appointed, the successful applicant will be expected to transfer their College membership to Oriel (with the permission of their current College). The successful candidate will also be required to take a course in tutorial teaching, if they have not already done so.

The person appointed will be expected to teach for the College for 3 to 4 hours per week and to pursue doctoral-level study in English. The teaching will fall in the period 1700-1850, including FHS Paper 5 and some teaching for FHS Papers 4 and Prelims Paper 4, and we invite applications from candidates whose research falls in this period. The GTR Scholar may also be asked to participate in the undergraduate admissions process (normally Week 10 of Michaelmas Term). Admissions training will be provided.

The GTR Scholar will be paid for tutorial teaching and admissions at the hourly standard tuition rates as set by the Senior Tutors’ Committee. The Scholar will receive a single room free of charge in College-owned accommodation for the period of the appointment, or a stipend of £2,600 per annum if living outside College accommodation. They also have access to a research allocation of £451 per annum. In addition, the Scholar will be a member of both the Oriel Senior Common Room and the Middle Common Room. They will be entitled to a certain number of free meals in accordance with the terms and conditions of the post.

The closing date for applications is 17th November 2022, and interviews are expected to take place in the period w/c 28th November 2022.

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Kathryn Murphy (

How to Apply

Applicants should submit their application to the Appointment Committee, via email attachment, to:, by no later than 17th November 2022

The application should include:

  • An equal opportunity monitoring form;
  • a CV giving a brief summary of the applicant’s career with details of their education and teaching experience;
  • a covering letter outlining their reasons for applying, their teaching experience, and their research interests;
  • names and contact details of two referees (one of whom should be a current research supervisor). Candidates are asked to ensure that their referees are willing to provide references should the candidate be shortlisted.

It is anticipated that interviews will be held in the period of w/c 28th November 2022.


Download an Equal Opportunity Monitoring Form