Departmental Lecturer in Early Modern History

Departmental Lecturer in Early Modern History

Salary: Grade 7 Point 1-3: £36,024 - £38,205

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

About the role

We have an opening for a Departmental Lecturer in Early Modern History at the Faculty of History, University of Oxford, George Street, Oxford. This is an exciting opportunity to join our thriving History community and gain valuable teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Although this is primarily a teaching role, you will also engage in advanced study and conduct independent research and play an active role in the interdisciplinary College community at Christ Church College, Oxford.

The Role

You will have research interests in Early Modern History, particularly early modern intellectual and/or religious history, and a willingness to teach across a broad range of subjects including the theories and methods of historical writing.   You will be able to inspire and enthuse students and draw on your own research to inform and enrich your teaching.

This is a Faculty of History Departmental Lecturer post with an associate Stipendiary Lectureship at Christ Church College, to cover Professor Sarah Mortimer’s Academic Leave.

The successful candidate will undertake teaching (full details of courses can be found at and, supervise undergraduate theses and Masters and DPhil dissertations, and produce lecture notes, course materials, reading lists, and reference guides as required. They will also, organise specific areas of the syllabus at undergraduate and/or graduate (Masters) levels, including coordinating one undergraduate cohort if required, and coordinate, set and mark College termly exams (Collections), monitor student progress, and write termly reports on students.

About you

You will possess a completed doctorate in a relevant field, or have evidence that a doctorate is close to completion, as well as sufficient depth and breadth of knowledge in the subject to develop course materials and research proposals. You will have an aptitude for teaching, the ability to enthuse and inspire students and some experience of contributing to courses on methodology and Early Modern History, as well as a publication record commensurate with career stage, and familiarity with the existing literature and research in the field of Early Modern History. Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, as well as professionalism as a colleague and a proven track record of working with others is essential. Some knowledge or interest in the history of ideas, particularly religious and political ideas, would be desirable.

This post is full time, fixed-term for one year.

Application Process

Queries about the post should be addressed to Professor Sarah Mortimer, Professor of Early Modern 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.

We expect to hold interviews on Friday 21st June 2024.

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 Wednesday 22th May 2024 can be considered.

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