Associate Professor in Modern History

Salary: Salary ranges between £52,815 – £70,918 p.a. plus additional benefits including a housing allowance of £11,669 p.a. and academic support fund of £2,310 p.a..

Start date: to commence at the start of the academic year 2024/25

The University is seeking to appoint a full-time Associate Professor in Modern History to commence at the start of the academic year 2024/25; the post will be held in association with a Tutorial Fellowship at Wadham College.

The person appointed will be expected to engage in advanced study or research in History, focused on the cultural and intellectual history of the British Isles from c.1850 to the present day, with a preference for scholars working on religious and/or gender history. They will also be required to give high-quality tutorials, classes, supervision and lectures at both undergraduate and graduate level, as well as undertaking administrative and pastoral duties, and fulfilling trustee duties as a member of the College’s Governing Body. In particular, the post-holder will be expected to teach the core papers on Modern British History, as well as a range of specialist options according to expertise and research interests and contribute to the teaching of methodology papers.

The History Faculty and College offer an exciting research and teaching environment, and an attractive financial package to the successful applicant. Salary ranges between £52,815 – £70,918 p.a. plus additional benefits including a housing allowance of £11,669 p.a. and academic support fund of £2,310 p.a.. Please refer to the Further Particulars for the wider benefits offered by the University and Wadham College.

Applications are invited from candidates with a PhD in History or a closely related discipline; other essential requirements, and full details of the duties associated with the post, are outlined in the Further Particulars. Associate Professor is the main academic career grade at Oxford with a focus on research and teaching, spanning the full range of professor grades in the USA. Associate Professors are appointed jointly by a University department/faculty and an Oxford college, and you will have a contract with both. Associate Professors may apply for the title of full Professor in annual exercises. If the title is conferred, you will also have access to professorial merit pay opportunities. In exceptional cases, the title of full Professor may be awarded on appointment. Appointments are confirmed as permanent on successful completion of a review during the first five years. The vast majority of Associate Professors successfully complete this initial review.

How to apply

There is no separate application form for this post. Applications should include:

  1. Your full contact details including, email address, full postal address and at least one contact telephone number.
  2. A covering letter or statement explaining how you meet the selection criteria set out in the further particulars.
  3. A full CV and publication list.
  4. Three references to be sent directly to the address below by the closing deadline.

Shortlisted applicants will be asked to submit two representative samples of written work.

Contact details, covering letters and CVs should be emailed (as a single pdf) to by the closing date of Monday 29th April 2024 at 17.00 BST. Interviews are expected to be held during the week commencing 27th May.

Applications are particularly welcome from women, and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.