Associate Professorship in Early American History (1760-1860) with a Non-Tutorial Fellowship at Brasenose College

Salary: Grade 10a (36S) Salary from £52,815 to £70,918 per annum plus additional benefits and allowances. An additional allowance of £3,078 p.a. would be payable upon award of Full Professor title.

Start date: The post is tenable from 1st October 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter

About the post

We are seeking an outstanding historian to join our team of United States historians. United States History is a lively area in our large History Faculty, with the Rothermere American Institute, Oxford’s interdisciplinary centre for the study of America and its place in the world, serving as a hub for research.

We are looking for a proven scholar and talented teacher whose research and teaching specialism is in the history of British North America and the United States between 1760 and 1860. The successful candidate will be a team player but also able to work on their own initiative.  Beyond that geographic and chronological frame, we have no further preference for a research specialism. However, it is essential that the postholder is willing and able to play a leadership role in developing Early American History at Oxford and in the research culture at the Rothermere American Institute. We are looking for a candidate who will be able to take a leading role in Masters teaching and supervise research students in this area. 

We welcome applications from candidates at all post-doctoral career stages, including at professorial level. We are committed to creating a diverse academic workforce and positively encourage applications from under-represented communities. We particularly encourage applications from women (approximately 40% of Faculty posts are held by female academics), people with disabilities and Black, Asian, and minority ethnic candidates.

This post is an exciting and demanding one in which you will conduct advanced research; give lectures, classes, and tutorials; supervise, support and examine students at the undergraduate and graduate levels; and play a part in the academic life of the Rothermere American Institute and the administrative work of the History Faculty and Brasenose College. The University of Oxford uses the grade of associate professor for most of its senior academic appointments. Associate professors are eligible for consideration through regular recognition of distinction exercises for award of the title of full professor.

The appointee will be a member of the Faculty of History, a non-tutorial fellow of Brasenose College and will be appointed a Senior Fellow of the Rothermere American Institute. The post is tenable from 1 October 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The deadline for applications is 12 noon (UK time) on Friday 2nd February 2024 and should be submitted online through the University e-recruitment system.

Interviews are expected to take place on 19th and 20th February 2024.  The selection process will include a presentation to an audience of faculty colleagues, ECRs and PGRs in the Faculty of History and an interview with the selection committee.  The presentation will be delivered the day before to the interviews so candidates will be required to be present for both days.

Queries about the post should be addressed to the Chair of the History Faculty Board, Professor Robert Iliffe (email: or telephone: +44 (0) 1865 615005) or the Director of the RAI, Professor Adam Smith (email:

All enquiries will be treated in strict confidence; they will not form part of the selection decision.