Jobs for Medievalists

Merton College, Oxford

Salary £29,203 p.a., plus a housing allowance of £10,000 p.a. or free accommodation

Merton College proposes to elect a Fitzjames Research Fellow in Medieval English Literature for four years commencing on 1 October 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter. This is a career development post which will provide a promising academic with opportunities to develop as a researcher and university teacher.

The main duties of the post will be: to undertake innovative research in the broad areas of Old and Middle English; to contribute to the wider academic research environment in the University in Medieval English, including establishing productive research collaborations with other academics in Oxford or elsewhere; and to teach undergraduates reading English for up to six weighted hours per week in full term. The postholder will be eligible for election as a Fellow of the College.

The successful applicant will hold a doctorate in a relevant subject area and demonstrate    achievement (commensurate with the candidate’s career) in research at a standard which will contribute to and enhance the national and international profile of English at Oxford. The ability to provide effective tutorial teaching to high-achieving undergraduates is essential. The postholder will also need to demonstrate aptitude for a full range of college academic duties; the willingness to contribute to Merton as a member of its Governing Body; and commitment to a personal career development plan.

The duties and skills required are described in more detail in the further particulars which also contain details on eligibility criteria and how to apply. These are available at or from the Sub-Warden’s Secretary, Merton College, Oxford, OX1 4JD (e-mail: The closing date for applications is 9 February 2015. Interviews will be held in College on 23 March 2015. The Fellow will be entitled to free meals, medical insurance, research expenses and other benefits.

Merton College is an equal opportunities employer.

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