Associate Professorship of World Literatures in English

Christ Church and the Faculty of English Language and Literature are seeking to appoint a full time Associate Professor (or Professor) of World Literatures in English, to commence from 1 September 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

This is a joint appointment: the successful candidate will be an Official Student (Fellow) and Tutor in English at Christ Church, as well as a being a member of the Faculty of English Language and Literature. The appointment will be initially for five years at which point, upon completion of a successful review, the post holder will be eligible for reappointment to the retiring age.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a thriving research community, undertaking independent research, undergraduate and graduate teaching, and graduate supervision; it will also encompass administrative and pastoral duties for both the College and Faculty. The post-holder will be required to teach tutorials and seminars in literatures in English from 1830 to the present day, and will be expected to help deliver the World Literatures in English M.St., one of the Faculty’s most popular courses.

Combined University and College salary: £48,835-£65,574 per annum, plus a College Housing Allowance of £16,900 per annum plus other benefits. An allowance of £2,846 p.a. would be made upon award of the title of Full Professor.

We welcome candidates who have expertise in World Literatures in English after 1945, including postcolonial literatures from across the Anglophone world. This may include specialisms in comparative literature, diaspora and migration studies, critical race studies and decolonial studies, and the postcolonial history of the book. Applicants should have an interest in promoting a culture of equality and diversity in the workplace.

Further information, including instructions about how to apply, can be found in the Further Particulars.

The deadline for applications is noon on Monday 4th April 2022. Interviews are expected to be held during mid-May.

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

The University of Oxford is committed to fostering an inclusive culture which promotes equality, values diversity and maintains a working, learning and social environment in which the rights and dignity of all its staff and students are respected. We recognise that the broad range of experiences that a diverse staff and student body brings strengthens our research and enhances our teaching, and that in order for Oxford to remain a world-leading institution we must continue to provide a diverse, inclusive, fair, and open environment that allows everyone to grow and flourish.