Gwyneth Emily Rankin Fixed-Term Official Fellowship

The main duties of the post are to:

• undertake 192 contact hours of tutorial or class teaching across the 24 teaching weeks of the academic year (i.e. an average of 8 contact hours per week);

• set and mark College examinations;
• participate in the undergraduate admissions process;
• participate in the governance of the College (including discharging the functions of a Trustee);
• participate fully in the running of English and its joint schools within College;  
• engage in advanced study and research.

The College has a preference for applications from those able to teach the whole of the range 1660 - 1830, but particularly important is the ability to teach the following Final Honour School papers: FHS Paper 4 (1660 - 1760), FHS Paper 5 (1760 - 1830), and papers focusing on one or more authors in the period from Shakespeare through the early romantic period.

An ability to teach some or all of FHS Paper 1 (Shakespeare) would be an advantage.

The successful candidate will have: the proven ability, or the potential, to provide excellent tutorial and small group teaching in a range of undergraduate topics; the ability to undertake pastoral responsibilities; the ability to undertake College administration and duties, and to co-operate in the running of English Language and Literature in the College, and in College affairs more generally; by 1 May 2020, candidates must have obtained a PhD (e.g. successful viva voce examination/doctoral defense), or have achieved an equivalent research profile, in a relevant field within English Literature; an excellent research record, appropriate to the stage of the candidate’s career, with evidence of (or evidence of potential for producing) distinguished scholarship and research in English; excellent communication, interpersonal, presentation, and organisational skills, including personal initiative.

The successful candidate will become a member of the Governing Body, and therefore a Trustee, at Exeter College.

The Fellow will be appointed at points 1 - 4 (commensurate with experience) on the Senior Tutors’ Committee’s Register of Approved Payments for Fixed-Term Fellows (currently £30,046 - £32,817 p.a.). In addition, a Housing Allowance of £9,057 p.a. will be payable, making a total salary package of £39,103 - £41,874 p.a.

In addition to salary, a range of other generous benefits are available, as set out in the Further Particulars.

Further Particulars may be obtained from the Exeter College website at:

Candidates are encouraged to submit all application materials by email, to the HR Officer at: If possible, applications should be submitted as a single PDF file.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 12.00 noon on Thursday 2 January 2020.