|Salary:||£50,300 to £67,541 per annum|
|Placed On:||27th March 2023|
|Closes:||24th April 2023|
The successful candidate will be an Official Student (Fellow) and Tutor in Poetry in the English Language at Christ Church, and will be a member of the Faculty of English Language and Literature. Suitably qualified candidates may also be awarded the title of Associate Professor.
The role will involve undertaking independent research and undergraduate teaching for the college; if the title of Associate Professor is awarded, the postholder will also be expected to offer undergraduate and graduate teaching, and graduate supervision, for the Faculty. It will also encompass administrative and pastoral duties for the College and Faculty. The post-holder will be required to participate in the teaching of those reading for the Honour School of English Literature and related joint Schools; will hold responsibility for the Christopher Tower Poetry Prize and will continue to organise the Christopher Tower Poetry Summer School (or develop alternative activities to the latter for the promotion of poetry in the English language) and will take responsibility for furthering Christ Church’s widening participation objectives in relation to promoting the arts.
Combined salary on a scale from £50,300 to £67,541 per annum, increasing each year to the top of the scale; a College Housing Allowance of £18,202 per annum; and an Official Studentship Allowance of £3,500 per annum, plus other benefits.
The successful candidate will join a thriving and friendly community and applications are invited from candidates who have expertise in any post-medieval period. The precise areas to be taught will depend on the specialisation of the successful candidate, and candidates are asked in their application to identify the areas that they would be able to teach.
Candidates should hold a doctorate in English or a closely-related subject, or be close to completion and will have submitted their thesis before taking up the post; have a high standard of research in the field of poetry in the English language, specialising in any post-medieval period: a record of peer-reviewed publication commensurate with their level of academic experience, and evidence of research leadership ability, as demonstrated in independent research activity; and have a high standard of teaching experience, with the ability to provide excellent tutorial and small-group teaching to high-achieving undergraduate and graduate students in relevant subjects, together with the ability to offer research-led undergraduate and graduate lectures and classes. In particular, experience of and/or commitment to teaching the history of poetry, including the history of poetic forms.
Applicants should have an interest in promoting a culture of equality, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace, and embedding these principles among staff and students.
Interviews are expected to be held in early June.
Applications are particularly welcome from women, and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are currently under-represented in academic posts at Oxford.
The University of Oxford is committed to fostering an inclusive culture which promotes equality, values diversity and maintains a working, learning and social environment in which the rights and dignity of all its staff and students are respected. We recognise that the broad range of experiences that a diverse staff and student body brings strengthens our research and enhances our teaching, and that in order for Oxford to remain a world-leading institution we must continue to provide a diverse, inclusive, fair, and open environment that allows everyone to grow and flourish.
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