Associate Professorship of World Literatures in English and Tutorial Fellowship

Salary: £48,835 to £65,574 p.a. (combined University and College salary)

St Hilda’s College, Oxford, and the Faculty of English Language and Literature are recruiting a Tutorial Fellow and Associate Professor of World Literatures in English, with effect from 1 September 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Applications are invited from active researchers of outstanding ability. The successful candidate will be required to enthuse and inspire students at both undergraduate and graduate level through tutorials, classes, lectures and supervision.

Applications for this post are welcome from well-qualified candidates with expertise in post-1945 world literatures in English, with a strong preference for candidates with research and teaching interests in Black British or other minority ethnic British literature. Ideally, applicants should bring world, global or related perspectives on Black British or other minority ethnic British literature, for example, by including approaches from migrant and/or postcolonial literary studies. Especially encouraged are applications from scholars who combine this expertise with research interests in material approaches to modern and contemporary literary culture (e.g. the history of the book, including literary archives, modern manuscripts, new media, and literary institutions).

The post combines a Fellowship at St Hilda’s College, which is named the Barbara Pym Tutorial Fellowship, with an Associate Professorship at the Faculty of English. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching tutorials and seminars in literatures in English from 1830 to the present day to undergraduate students at St Hilda’s. Within the Faculty they would be expected to help deliver the World Literatures in English M.St, which is one of the most popular courses, and also to offer lectures and special options in areas related to their research interests. For further information about these courses and a full list of papers, see

Candidates should hold a doctorate in English or a closely related subject, or be close to completion (and will need to have submitted their doctorate before taking up the post). Candidates should also have the ability to undertake pastoral and administrative responsibilities as required by the College and Faculty. The appointment will be a permanent post upon completion of a successful review. The review is conducted during the first 5 years.

If you would like to discuss this post and find out more about joining the academic community at Oxford, please contact Sarah Norman ( at St Hilda’s College or Professor Marion Turner ( at the English Faculty. All enquiries will be treated in strict confidence and will not form part of the selection decision.

The closing date for applications is 12:00 GMT on Wednesday 16 February 2022.

Details of how to apply, including the job description and selection criteria, can be found in the further particulars.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford. St Hilda’s College and the University of Oxford are Equal Opportunities Employers.