Stipendiary Lectureship in English Literature

Merton College, University of Oxford

Stipendiary Lectureship in English Literature

£7,188 for the period of the appointment (current rate).

Merton College proposes to appoint a Stipendiary Lecturer in English Literature to teach undergraduates for an average of 4 weighted hours per week in full term. The appointment will be for the period 1 January 2023 until 30 September 2023. 

The main duties of the post will be:

To teach the following Prelims (first-year) papers: Paper 1 - Approaches to Literature, Paper 3 - Literatures in English 1830-1910, Paper 4 - Literatures in English 1910-present;  to share in the organisational responsibility for undergraduate degrees involving English; to act as Director of Studies for students studying English; to provide study skills and pastoral support; and to take part in access and outreach activities.

The successful candidate will have completed, or be in the late stages of, a doctorate in English Literature in the period 1830-present, and will be able to provide teaching for first-year undergraduate students.

The duties and skills required, and the entitlements of the post, are described in more detail in the further particulars which also contain information about how to apply.  These are available at or by emailing  The closing date for applications is noon on Friday 18 November 2022.  It is expected that interviews will be held on 29 November 2022.


Merton College is an equal opportunities employer.