Bennett Boskey Fellowship in Atlantic History (1700-1900)

University of Oxford - Exeter College

Fixed-Term Contract

Salary: £31,604 - £38,833 per annum

(Inclusive of College Housing Allowance of £8,723 per annum)

(Plus other benefits)

Exeter College (part of the University of Oxford) invites applications for the Bennett Boskey Fellowship in Atlantic History (1700-1900). The Fellowship, which is strictly temporary, will be tenable for a period of up to 36 months (with effect from 1 October 2018).

The main duties of the post are to: undertake tutorial or class teaching of undergraduates of Exeter College and the Williams College Visiting Students programme, up to a maximum of six (‘weighted’) hours per week averaged over the three eight-week Terms of the academic year; to engage in advanced study and research; to set and mark College examinations; to submit termly reports on students taught; to provide pastoral care for students; to participate in the undergraduate admissions process; to undertake such duties as may reasonably be required to support the teaching of History at the College; and to participate in the governance of the College as a member of the Governing Body (and therefore a Trustee).

The successful candidate will have: 

  • A research record of international standing, appropriate to the stage of the candidate’s career, with evidence of, or evidence of potential for producing, research of international standing in History;
  • The proven ability, or the potential, to provide excellent tutorial and small group teaching in a range of undergraduate topics;
  • The ability to undertake College administration and duties; and
  • A PhD, or equivalent, in History. (Candidates must possess a PhD as a result of a viva voce examination (or equivalent doctoral defence) held between 01 October 2014 and 30 June 2018 (inclusive).

The Lecturer will be appointed on Grade 7 of the University’s salary scale for academic staff, currently £31,604 - £38,833 per annum (inclusive of the College Housing Allowance (£8,723 per annum)), at a point dependent on experience. 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:

How to Apply
General guidance for candidates applying for positions in History can be found on our 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.

Candidates should ask their referees to write directly to the HR Officer,, and should supply each referee with a copy of the further particulars.

The closing date for applications, and the last date for receipt of references direct from referees, is 12pm midday (GMT) on Monday 8 January 2018. It is the responsibility of each applicant to ensure that her or his application, and references, arrive before the deadline.

Exeter College is an equal opportunities employer and values diversity.

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