Associate Professorship or Professorship in Literature in English (Modern and Contemporary)

£45,562 - £61,179 p.a. plus £8,342 p.a. housing allowance

Applications are invited for the post of Associate Professor (or Professor) of Literature in English to be held in the Faculty of English with effect from 1st October 2017. The successful candidate will also be appointed as Fellow in English at Worcester College.

The main duties will be to engage in scholarly research and publication at an internationally competitive level in 20th and 21st century literature in English; to teach undergraduate students focusing on literature in English 1830 to the present day, along with teaching and supervising graduate students in the University. 

The person appointed will have a doctorate in a relevant field (or a completed doctoral dissertation submitted for examination by the closing date) and evidence of distinguished research and/or research potential in the area of Literature in English of the 20th and 21st centuries, preferably with a focus on World Literature in English and/or American Literature.  A publication record appropriate to your career stage, which will enhance the profile of the English Faculty in this area is required, as is evidence of excellence in teaching Literature in English.  Associate professors who are awarded the title of full professor receive an additional salary payment of £2,655 per annum, where applicable. 

An application form and further particulars for the role can be downloaded below.  Applications should be received by Worcester College no later than 10am on Thursday 15 June 2017 and should be submitted via in the form of a single PDF file.

Applications must include:

  • a completed application form, available from
  • a covering letter or statement explaining how you meet the criteria set out above
  • a current curriculum vitae and publications list
  • an indication of where you first heard about this post

Applicants should also arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent directly to the College, via, or posted to Worcester College, Walton Street, Oxford, OX1 2HB, to be received by the same closing date.

Late applications will not be accepted.

It is anticipated that interviews will take place during the week commencing 3 July 2017.

Worcester College has recently adopted a diversity strategy and is actively seeking to increase the proportion of Fellows on Governing Body who are women and/or of BME origin

Closing date: 
15 June 2017