Departmental Lecture in Old and Early Middle English Literature

Salary: Grade 7 £30,738 - £37,768 p.a.

A 4-year fixed-term research and teaching appointment in Old and Early Middle English Literature (650-1350) is available for an outstanding academic at an early stage of their career. The purpose of the post is to cover the teaching of Professor Andy Orchard, the Rawlinson and Bosworth Chair in English Literature, who will be taking partial research leave while he holds an ERC Advanced Grant. It is anticipated that the appointee will take up the post on 1 October 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The postholder will be expected to provide up to 36 hours of Faculty lectures or classes per on topics within the period 650 - 1300. Within this, the main focus of the Departmental Lecturer’s teaching responsibilities will be defined by the needs of the wider period group, but it is expected that they will include undergraduate lectures or classes on Old and Early Middle English topics and contributions to teaching on the MSt in English Literature (650-1550 Strand) and MPhil in English Studies. S/he will also be expected to offer up to 6 hours per week of undergraduate tutorial teaching for colleges (including 2 hours per week at Queen’s College), to undertake dissertation supervision and examining, to assist with admissions for the MSt, and to pursue independent research in the area of Old and Early Middle English literature.

The successful candidate should have a research and publication record in Old and Early Middle English Literature, and must possess a doctorate in an appropriate area. S/he must also have experience of undergraduate and graduate teaching.

Further particulars (which all applicants must consult) are available online at:

Candidates shortlisted for interview will be asked to submit a sample of written work in advance of the interviews, and will be requested to give a short presentation as part of the assessment process. Two references will be sought for shortlisted candidates.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 21 August 2017. Interviews will be held in Oxford on Wednesday 13 September 2017.

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