Sir John Elliott Junior Research Fellowship in European History 1500 to 1800

Oriel College, University of Oxford

The College invites applications for the post of Sir John Elliott Junior Research Fellowship in History 1500-1800 with a specialism within the period in the areas of continental European History, including art history, or Europe and the Wider World, tenable for a period of three years from 1st September 2018.

Applicants should hold, or be very close to completing (within the next two months), a doctorate in a relevant field of European History or History of Art 1500 to 1800. The purpose of the Fellowship is to advance the scholarship of the holder through a programme of original research. The Fellow would be permitted to teach Early Modern History within the College up to a maximum of 4 hours a week during term time, and may be asked to assist with other administrative tasks such as undergraduate admissions. The main purpose of the Fellowship is to pursue research.

The Fellow will receive the following:

  • Salary in the range of £20,150 - £21,150
  • A research allocation of £1,680 per annum (under review)
  • Meals at the Common Table
  • A housing allowance of £8,412 (or free single accommodation in College may be possible)
  • Payment for any teaching undertaken will be at capitation rates

Procedure for Application and Appointment

There is no application form. Applicants should submit their application to the appointment committee by email, c/o Zoe Sparrowhawk, HR Officer, no later than Wednesday 21 March 2018. Each application should include a CV giving a summary of the applicant’s career, and a description of the applicant’s doctoral research (no more than 1000 words) together with a statement of the research she or he would undertake if appointed (also no more than 1000 words). In addition the applicant should provide the names and contact details of two referees able to comment on their research and teaching.

Candidates are asked to ensure that their referees send their references direct, by email, to Zoe Sparrowhawk ( no later than Wednesday 21 March 2018. The short-listed candidates will be notified of the interview date.  Short-listed candidates will be required to submit an example of their published or unpublished work up to a maximum of 10000 words.

Appointment procedure

Applications for this post will be considered by a selection committee containing Fellows of the College and representatives of the Faculty. The selection committee is responsible for conducting all aspects of the recruitment and selection process; it does not, however, have the authority to make the final decision as to who should be appointed. The final decision will be made by the Governing Body of Oriel College on the basis of a recommendation made by the selection committee. The appointment will be subject to the provision of proof of the right to work in the UK. 

Oriel College is an equal opportunities employer.

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