|Placed On:||23rd November 2022|
|Closes:||9th January 2023|
The Faculty of History and Mansfield College intend to appoint to the Jonathan Cooper Professorship of the History of Sexualities with effect from 1 October 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.
The establishment of the Jonathan Cooper Professorship as a fully-endowed Statutory Professorship reflects the importance that the University attaches to LGBTQ+ History. In Oxford there are many historians and others who work on LGBTQ+ history and on the history of gender, identity, subjectivity, and sexuality, and the Jonathan Cooper Professor will be a source of inspiration and support to all these people.
You will be expected to lead the development of major new projects which will support the growth of the field, including funded grant applications, workshops, course design, public events and outreach, broadly defined. You will play a leading role in the Faculty’s main research Centre for the History of Gender, Identity and subjectivity (CGIS), acting as its Director from time to time, seeking funds to support its administration and helping to maintain an exciting portfolio of activities. You will organise an annual public lecture in LGBTQ+ History, which will be a major event in the Faculty’s calendar, signalling the importance of the subject to a wide audience.
Your main teaching responsibility will lie in the History Faculty’s new ‘Women’s, Gender and Queer History’ MSt and MPhil strand - collaborating in this with the Hilary Rodham Clinton Professor of Women’s History - and in supporting and supervising graduate students and early career scholars in the field. You will also contribute to undergraduate teaching, including conducting thesis supervision and offering lectures, and you will be encouraged to devise a new undergraduate paper, or contribute to an existing paper.
You will be a well-established historian and you will be a champion for LGBTQ+ history both externally and internally. You may specialise in any aspect of LGBTQ+ history from any period and region after 250 CE, and you will have: broad interests in the field; an excellent record of innovative research and publications; the capacity to lead and inspire others; and an ability to communicate the importance of LGBTQ+ history to a wide public.
Applications for this post are to be made online. Please see the Further Particulars document for the job description and selection criteria and details of how to apply.
The closing date for applications is 12:00 UK time on Monday 9 January 2023. Interviews are likely to be held in February or March 2023.
If you would like to discuss this post and find out more about joining the academic community at Oxford, please contact the Chair of the History Faculty Board, Professor Rob Iliffe (firstname.lastname@example.org). All enquiries will be treated in strict confidence and will not form part of the selection decision.
The History Faculty is committed to creating an environment in which everyone, regardless of background and identity, is included, respected, and empowered to fulfil their potential.
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