Departmental Lecturer in Medieval History

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

Start date: 01/01/2024 or as soon as possible thereafter

About the role

This is an 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.  The post is intended to fill a gap in our teaching coverage while Dr Benjamin Thompson is on leave following secondment as Associate Head of the Humanities Division.  You will be based between the Faculty of History, George St, and Somerville College, Woodstock Road, Oxford.

Medieval History at Oxford

Oxford has a large and thriving community of medieval scholars, with a rich seminar culture, including seminar series in Medieval History, Late Antique and Byzantine Studies, Late Byzantine Art and Archaeology, Medieval Church and Culture, Medieval Economic and Social History, Europe in the Late Middle Ages, Medieval Archaeology (with the Institute of Archaeology), Late Roman Studies, Celtic Studies (with the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages), and Palaeography and Manuscript Studies (with the Bodleian Library). It hosts several collaborative research projects, including ‘The Cult of Saints’ and ‘Defining the Global Middle Ages’.

The History Faculty offers a range of undergraduate papers in medieval history and attracts large numbers of graduate students, with MSt courses in Medieval History and Medieval Studies, and a wide choice of potential DPhil supervisors.

About you

You will have research and teaching interests in Medieval History, which must include, but need not be confined to, British History, between c.1000 and c.1550.  A willingness to teach a range of subjects both thematically and geographically will be an advantage. You will be able to inspire and enthuse students and draw on your own research to inform and augment your teaching.

You will hold a completed doctorate in a relevant field, or evidence that a doctorate is close to completion, and possess an aptitude for teaching both in small-group tutorials and classes and larger-scale lectures; the ability to inspire and enthuse students; and some experience of teaching the Medieval History of the British Isles. Some Experience of public engagement and outreach and undergraduate admissions is desirable. 

Application Process 

We expect to hold interviews in Oxford on Monday 11th December; candidates may choose to be interviewed by Teams rather than in person.

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Benjamin Thompson, or Natalia Nowakowska,; 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.

The deadline for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 27th November 2023.

Only applications submitted online through the University e-recruitment system and received before noon Monday 27th November 2023 can be considered.

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