Career Development Fellowship in Early Modern Literature

This is an extension of an advertisement that was placed on 29th March 2021.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified individuals for a Career Development Fellowship in Early Modern Literature, tenable from 1 October 2021 for a fixed term of five years.

The appointee will help strengthen the research profile of the College and more generally contribute to the goal of maintaining the University of Oxford as a leading centre for research.

The post-holder would be required to undertake six hours of College undergraduate teaching per week during term; meet undergraduates in 0th week at the start of each term to confirm arrangements for the term’s work; set and mark Collections; write end of term reports on the performance of your undergraduates; supervise undergraduate dissertations and portfolio work; act as personal tutor to around 3-4 undergraduates within each year group (a role which entails meeting students individually at the start and end of each term, reading reports to them, acting in a pastoral role and liaising with the Welfare team if necessary on welfare issues); liaise with other Fellows and lecturers in English and with joint schools in English (currently Classics and English and English and Modern Languages) as well as with the Senior Tutor as regards the teaching of undergraduates and take a full part in the annual undergraduate admissions exercise and College Open Days.

You will also be expected to conduct and publish high quality research and act as a College Advisor to postgraduates.

You should have a strong educational background, with a good first degree in English Literature or an equivalent qualification, be in possession of a doctorate in English Literature (completed no more than 5 years ago, or 5 years ago plus career breaks) and have the ability to teach Early Modern Literature across the period 1550-1760, including Shakespeare. You should demonstrate flexibility and an ability to work as part of a team, land an aptitude for and willingness to be involved in the pastoral welfare of students. Experience of teaching is essential and you should possess a high level of research ability in the field, coupled with a coherent proposed research programme and a record of publications.

The salary for this post will be £32,817 to £40,322 (University Grade 7) at current rates, with USS pension and with entitlement to all meals without charge. You will also receive a research and book allowance, a generous annual leave entitlement and access to a private healthcare and dental scheme.

Please see the Further Particulars for more information including details of how to apply. Any questions should be addressed to

The closing date for applications is noon on Friday 4th June 2021.

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

Lady Margaret Hall is an Equal Opportunities Employer