Departmental and College Lecturer in Modern British History

Salary: Grade 7 point 1-3: £36,024 – £38,205 per annum

Start Date: 1st October 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter

About the role 

 We are seeking a talented and enthusiastic Departmental and College Lecturer in Modern British History. This is an exciting opportunity to join the thriving Modern British History community in the Faculty of History, University of Oxford, George Street, OX1 2RL, and to gain teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Although this is primarily a teaching role, you will also conduct independent research, assist in the running of the History School at St John’s College, St Giles, Oxford OX1 3JP, and play an active part in the interdisciplinary College community.  You will have research and teaching interests in the nineteenth-, twentieth- or twenty-first-century history of the British Isles. You will be able to inspire and enthuse students and draw on your own research to inform and augment your teaching.

The Role

 The position is full-time and will be held for 1 year (with a possibility of extension on a part-time basis during 2025/26) and is intended to cover teaching and administrative duties whilst Professor William Whyte is on leave.  The successful candidate will provide lectures, classes, or tutorials, to an annual total of 16 annual hours of Faculty lectures and classes, and 8 weekly hours of college tutorials and classes. They will Supervise graduate and undergraduate theses as necessary; and take part in University examining for undergraduates and graduates as and when requested to do so (this position is expected to involve a significant amount of examining, at UG and PGT levels).

About you

 You will have a completed doctorate in a relevant field, or evidence that a doctorate is close to completion, e.g., candidates who have submitted their dissertation will be considered, subject to successful examination. An aptitude for teaching, the ability to inspire and enthuse students and some experience of teaching Modern British History, and the ability to take on administrative responsibilities such as coordinating an undergraduate cohort or core undergraduate course is essential. As are outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, and A publication record commensurate with career stage, and familiarity with the existing literature and research in the field of Modern British History.

Application Process

 Queries about the post should be addressed to Professor William Whyte, Professor of Social and Architectural History, .All practical and procedural queries should be sent to our recruitments team: All enquiries will be treated in strict confidence; they will not form part of the selection decision.

 You will be required to complete a supporting statement, setting out how you meet the selection criteria, curriculum vitae and the names and contact details of two referees as part of your online application.

 Only applications submitted online and received before noon Friday 28st June 2024 can be considered.

 Please note that you will receive an automated email from our online recruitment portal to confirm receipt of your application. Please check your spam/junk mail.

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