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Stipendiary Lecturer In Early Modern History

Oriel College seeks to appoint a Stipendiary Lecturer in Early Modern History for one year from 1 September 2023 to 31 August 2024, in the first instance, with the possibility of extension thereafter. Applications are welcome from specialists in any field or region of History between 1400 and 1700.

Candidates should have completed, or be working towards completion of, a doctorate in a relevant field, and have experience of undergraduate teaching.

The person appointed will be required to teach four hours of tutorials (one or two students) or classes (up to 10 students) per week during term time. A number of these hours will be for other colleges within Oxford. The Lecturer must be able to teach: European and World History III: 1400-1650 (a first-year paper taught in weekly tutorials); Early Modern Europe: 1500-1700 (a second-year paper taught in weekly tutorials); History of the British Isles 1500-1700 (a first- or second-year paper taught in weekly tutorials); Disciplines of History (a second-year paper taught in fortnightly seminars);

Approaches to History (a first-year paper taught in fortnightly tutorials).

In addition to teaching, the person appointed will assist in the organisation of History and its Joint

School degrees (Ancient and Modern History, History and Modern Languages, History and Economics, History and Politics) within Oriel College.

The basic stipend will be according to the Senior Tutors’ Committee recommended scale for Stipendiary Lecturers with a teaching stint of 4 hours per week (on a pro rata basis – currently £9,921 to £11,116 per annum depending on experience). Contributory membership of USS (the Universities Superannuation Scheme) is also offered. The Lecturer will be entitled to receive 8 meals per week (lunch and dinner) in the Senior Common Room, when the kitchens are open. Additionally, the Lecturer will have access to a research allowance of £632 for the year.

The full job description and information about benefits can be found below.

How to Apply

Applicants should submit their application, including references, to the HR Manager via email no later than midday on Friday 30th June 2023.

Each application should include a completed application form, 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 midday on Friday 30th June 2023.

Right to work in the UK: it is essential that all candidates currently have the right to work in the UK, enabling them to fulfil all aspects of the role without restriction.

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.