ST ANNE’S COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
FIXED-TERM STIPENDIARY LECTURERSHIP IN ENGLISH
St Anne’s College proposes to elect a 6-hour Stipendiary Lecturer in English Renaissance Literature
and Shakespeare with effect from 1 October 2009 for one year in the first instance. The successful
applicant will be responsible for teaching Schools Paper 2 (Shakespeare) and Paper 4 (English
Literature 1509-1642), together with associated Special Authors and Special Topics, and will
contribute to the teaching of Mods Paper 1 (Introduction to Literary Study).
English at St Anne’s
St Anne’s College has the largest English School in the University and English has been the subject
for which the College has been best known for many years. Its alumnae include Professor Gillian
Beer, Professor Isobel Grundy and Professor Jill Mann.
St Anne’s College can trace its origins back to 1878, when it was established to promote the education
of women. The College has always had pioneering ambitions, being one of the first to go mixed, in
1979, and the first in the University to provide Nursery facilities for its Fellows and Staff. There is a
roughly equal mix of men and women in both the Senior and Junior Common Rooms. St Anne’s has
one of the two largest College libraries in the University, with extensive collections in English.
St Anne’s currently has 46 undergraduates reading English, and 12 graduates. The new University
Lecturer will be expected to work closely with the three English tutors: Dr Matthew Reynolds, who
holds a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship 2006-9, and whose research interests are in
nineteenth-century poetry, comparative literature and literary translation; Dr Sian Gronlie, who
teaches Old and Middle English Literature and has research interests in Old Norse and Old English;
and Dr Freya Johnston whose research interests are in the Eighteenth Century. Professor Kathryn
Sutherland, University Reader in Bibliography and Textual Criticism, is a Professorial Fellow of the
College. The College regularly has a Junior Research Fellow and intends to build up its graduate body
still further. Dr Andrew Klevan, University Lecturer in Film Aesthetics, is also a Fellow of the
The College is committed to maintaining a lively teaching and research environment. We are
expanding the number of students reading English and Modern Languages, and English Literature and
Classics. The Tutors in these fields have a close working relationship. We are particularly keen to
develop subjects at the boundaries of traditional disciplines and to integrate undergraduates, graduates
and research and tutorial fellows in ‘Subject Families’, with particular attention, in the Humanities, to
building up interdisciplinary links in Comparative Literature, Translation, and Film. The successful
candidate will be expected to take an active part in the intellectual life of the College’s academic
community. Subject family evenings are held regularly, with lectures by graduates and researchers.
Remuneration and Facilities
The Lecturer will receive a salary of £12,439 (subject to review). The Lecturer will be entitled to a
teaching room in College, membership of the Senior Common Room and up to six meals per week in
the Dining Hall when it is open. The Lecturer will also have the option of membership of the
Universities’ Superannuation Scheme.
Criteria for appointment
He or she will be a dedicated and inspiring teacher; will show research potential; and will be able to
contribute to the intellectual culture of the English School and the College. Although this is primarily
a teaching post, the successful candidate will be someone who demonstrates the capacity to build a
career in the academic discipline of English. To this end, evidence of research achievement and/or
potential (including a submitted doctoral dissertation and/or published or forthcoming work) will be a
determining element in deciding whether a particular candidate could be appointed. The appointee
will have teaching experience, and the skills and commitment to be successful as a tutor within the
College, including the ability to participate in recruitment and admissions activities such as Open
Days and candidate interviews.
Examples of evidence a candidate might wish to draw to the attention of the committee include the
Experience in teaching English to undergraduates;
The capacity to participate effectively in the running of the subject at College level;
The ability to communicate at an appropriate level with undergraduates in an interesting and
Evidence of excellent achievement in research as demonstrated by a submitted doctoral thesis
and published or forthcoming work.
For further information about the College, please consult www.st-annes.ox.ac.uk
Applications (four copies) should comprise the ‘Appointing Committee’ form [page 3 below], a
curriculum vitae and a statement indicating your suitability for the post. Applicants should also list, by
number of course, those undergraduate courses in English they could teach without special
preparation, and those courses they could teach after preparation. Courses are listed on the web at
www.english.ox.ac.uk/prospective-undergraduates/course-structure.html Completed applications
should be submitted to the Senior Tutor’s Secretary, St Anne’s College, Oxford, OX2 6HS, by Friday
17 April 2009.
Two referees, whose names, addresses and e-mail address should be given in the application, should
be asked to send their letters of recommendation, either by e-mail (which should be followed by hard
copy) or by post, to the Senior Tutor’s Secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org), also by Friday 17
Short-listed candidates will be asked to submit an example of written work of not more than 10, 000
words in support of their application. It is hoped that interviews will be held in the week beginning 27
April 2009. As part of the interview process, candidates will be asked to give a short talk of 10
minutes’ duration, divided between their research and their conception of the Lecturer’s role.
ST ANNE’S COLLEGE, OXFORD
STIPENDIARY LECTURERSHIP IN ENGLISH
Candidates are requested to complete this form for the information of the Appointing Committee
Name in full Title
Are you eligible to work in the UK? Yes/No If No, do you require a visa/work permit*:
Permanent postal address, telephone number and email
Address, telephone, fax and email address where you can be contacted if you expect to be away from your
permanent address (please give dates when you will be away)
Current (or most recent) university
Degrees held, with dates
A few words to describe your research interests
Names and addresses of the two referees who have been asked to write directly to the Senior Tutor’s Secretary,
by 17 April 2009:
Please attach a curriculum vitae, to include details of your academic record and publications. If there is any
unpublished material that you think the committee could usefully consider, please list it also.
Applicants who would need a work visa, if appointed to the post are asked to note that under the UK’s new
points-based migration system they will need to demonstrate that they have sufficient points, and in particular that:
(i) they have sufficient English language skills (evidenced by having passed a test in basic English, or coming
from a majority English-speaking country, or having taken a degree taught in English).
(ii) that they have sufficient funds to maintain themselves and any dependants until they receive their first salary
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