FITZJAMES RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP IN MEDIEVAL ENGLISH LITERATURE
Merton College, Oxford
Salary £30,326 p.a., plus a housing allowance of £10,000 p.a. or free accommodation
Merton College proposes to elect a Fitzjames Research Fellow in Medieval English Literature for 3.75 years commencing on 1 January 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. This is a prestigious career development post which will provide a promising academic with opportunities to develop as researcher and university teacher. The main duties of the post will be: to undertake innovative research in the broad areas of Old or Middle English; to contribute to the wider academic research projects in the University in Medieval English, including establishing productive research collaborations with other academics in Oxford or elsewhere; and to teach undergraduates reading English for an average of six weighted hours per week in full term. The postholder will be eligible for election as a Fellow of the College.
The successful applicant will hold, or be close to completing, a doctorate in a relevant subject area and demonstrate achievement (commensurate with the candidate’s career) in research in Old or Middle English at a standard which will contribute to and enhance the national and international profile of English at Oxford. The ability to provide effective tutorial teaching to high-achieving undergraduates is essential. The postholder will also need to demonstrate aptitude for a full range of college academic duties; the willingness to contribute to Merton as a member of its Governing Body; and commitment to a personal career development plan.
In addition to salary, the Fellow will be entitled to free meals, medical insurance, research expenses and other benefits.
The duties and skills required are described in more detail in the further particulars on the Merton College website http://www.merton.ox.ac.uk/jobs