UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
FACULTY OF LAW
University Lecturership in Public International Law
in association with a tutorial fellowship at St Anne’s College
The University proposes to appoint a University Lecturer in Public International Law from
October 2012 or as soon as possible thereafter. The vacancy arises from the resignation of
Professor Stefan Talmon to take up a Chair at the University of Bonn.
This is a joint appointment to be held in association with a tutorial fellowship at St Anne’s
College. Further details of the college are included in section IV below and at Annex B.
The Faculty requires proven teaching competence in the field of Public International Law.
The postholder will be expected to teach Public International Law to St Anne’s
undergraduates who have chosen this option. In addition, the College has a teaching need in
European Union Law (a core subject on the BA in Jurisprudence), and we welcome
applications from candidates who are able to offer teaching European Union Law for the
College in the form of undergraduate tutorials. For information, the subjects taught on the
Oxford BA course and on the Faculty’s graduate curricula can be found at
I. THE POST
The University Lecturership
The successful appointee will be required to pursue research and undertake teaching within
the field of Public International Law. The postholder will be provided with an office and
other facilities at St Anne’s College.
The duties of the University Lecturership will be:
(i) to engage in research at the highest level;
(ii) to give, under the direction of the Board of the Faculty of Law, not fewer than 36
lectures or classes and an average of 4 hours of tutorial teaching per week or broadly
equivalent in each academic year (tutorial teaching provided for St Anne’s College
will count toward the satisfaction of the latter requirement);
(iii) to supervise graduate students in the field of Public International Law and in such
other areas of research as may be appropriate;
(iv) to interact with colleagues working in cognate fields in other departments of the
University, in such ways as may be appropriate;
(v) to participate in the administrative work of the Faculty as required by the Dean of the
(vi) to examine as required by the appropriate committee for the nomination of
The Tutorial Fellowship at St Anne’s College
As a Tutorial Fellow at St Anne’s College, the postholder will:
(i) give tutorials on the Public International Law option to St Anne’s undergraduates
(ii) undertake general administrative duties in relation to the teaching of law at the College
which will include participation in recruitment and admission of undergraduates; the setting
and marking of collections (i.e. internal examinations); and pastoral responsibility for
students reading Law in the College.
Candidates will be considered for the post on the basis of the selection criteria outlined
below, and should address in their application the extent to which they meet the criteria. The
person appointed will have:
a doctorate or its equivalent in a relevant subject;
a record of high quality research and publication commensurate with their career
experience and potential to produce further significant output of a recognised
international quality during the tenure of the post;
the ability to teach and assess high-achieving and challenging students in taught
courses; and to provide supervision and research leadership for doctoral students;
the ability to play a major part in developing the Faculty’s research and teaching
programme, including participating in the design of graduate-level courses and
promoting the development of research in Public International Law;
the ability to present research findings effectively to fellow academics, professionals,
policymakers and informed members of the public; and
administrative and pastoral skills, including the ability to work efficiently with
Faculty and College administration and the ability to deal with the pastoral needs of
Public International Law at Oxford
The Oxford Faculty of Law is a major centre for the study of international law. We aim to
build further Oxford’s role in the field, as international law becomes increasingly important
and complex, and more closely involved with particular areas of domestic and transnational
The University Lecturer will join a substantial, flourishing group of international law scholars
and teachers. We are currently proceeding to an election to the Chichele Professor of Public
International Law, in succession to Professor Vaughan Lowe. The Law Faculty has two
additional University Lecturerships in Public International Law, currently held by Dapo
Akande (St. Peter’s) and Professor Dan Sarooshi (The Queen’s College). Guy Goodwin-Gill,
Professor of International Refugee Law, is a Senior Research Fellow at All Souls College. Sir
Frank Berman, QC, is a Visiting Professor in the Faculty. Nazila Ghanea and Andrew
Shacknove hold University Lecturerships in International Human Rights Law in the
University’s Department of Continuing Education. The group also includes ten other
international law academics in fixed-term research fellowships and in teaching posts in
International Law in Oxford benefits from deep connections with scholarship and teaching in
other allied fields in the Faculty of Law, including human rights law, environmental law, and
legal philosophy. The Institute for European and Comparative Law provides an institutional
support for connections with comparative law and European law. The University is a major
centre for the study of international relations, and the Faculty encourages links with the
Department of Politics and International Relations and with the University’s new Blavatnik
School of Government, to enhance the connections with scholarship in public policy and
international relations. The study of international law also has a central role in research
programmes and graduate courses in the Refugee Studies Centre, the Oxford Institute for
Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict, the Environmental Change Institute, and the Smith School
of Enterprise and the Environment.
We value the connection between teaching and research. Public International Law is
traditionally one of the most popular optional courses for finalists in the BA in Jurisprudence.
The strength and depth of research in the Faculty are particularly reflected in the excellent
international law graduate courses for the BCL and MJur: The European Union as an Actor in
International Law, International Dispute Settlement, International Economic Law,
International Law and Armed Conflict, International Criminal Law, and International Law of
the Sea. The University Lecturer will be expected to contribute to more than one of these
courses, and to work with colleagues and with the Faculty to develop further the teaching of
international law. The Faculty of Law also works with the Department of Continuing
Education on provision of the part-time MSt in International Human Rights Law.
Oxford has a large and strong community of research students in Law, including the largest
doctoral programme in Law in the English-speaking world. In this community, international
law students form the largest subject group, with forty research students currently enrolled in
masters’ and doctoral degrees.
II. THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
The University of Oxford is an independent and self-governing institution, consisting of the
central University and the Colleges in a federal system. The University also allows fruitful
opportunities for experiment and development and helps to provide a stimulating multi-
disciplinary academic community.
The University of Oxford aims to attain excellence in its teaching and research, and to
maintain and to develop its position as a leader among universities. Placing an equally high
value on research and on teaching, the colleges, departments and faculties of Oxford aspire
both to lead the international research agenda and to offer an exceptional education to our
undergraduate and graduate students.
Oxford’s self-governing community of scholars includes university professors, readers, and
lecturers, college tutors, senior and junior research fellows and over 2,500 other university
research staff. The University aims to provide facilities and support for colleagues to pursue
innovative research and outstanding teaching, by responding to developments in the
intellectual environment and society at large, and by forging close links with the wider
academic world, the professions, industry and commerce.
Oxford seeks to admit undergraduate students with the intellectual potential to benefit fully
from the college tutorial system and small group learning to which Oxford is deeply
committed. Meeting in small groups with their tutor, undergraduates are exposed to rigorous
scholarly challenge and learn to develop their critical thinking, their ability to articulate their
views with clarity, and their personal and intellectual confidence. They receive a high level of
personal attention from leading academics.
Oxford has a strong postgraduate student body which now numbers about 7,000, well over a
third of the full-time students. Postgraduates are attracted to Oxford by the international
standing of the faculty, by the rigorous intellectual training on offer, by the excellent research
and laboratory facilities available, and by the resources of the museums and libraries,
including one of the world’s greatest libraries, the Bodleian.
For more information please visit http://www.ox.ac.uk
The Social Sciences Division
Social Sciences is one of four academic divisions in the University, each with considerable
devolved budgetary and financial authority; and responsibility for providing a broad strategic
focus across its constituent disciplines. In addition to the Law Faculty, thirteen departments
and three cross-divisional research units come under the aegis of the Division, which spans
the full range of social science disciplines with links into the humanities and physical
sciences (including Management, Economics, Politics and International Relations, Sociology,
Social Policy, Area Studies, Development Studies, Education, Anthropology, Archaeology,
Geography, and Public Policy). There are over 700 academic staff, 2,700 graduate students
(postgraduate taught and postgraduate research), and 1900 undergraduates working and
studying in the Division.
The Division is established as a world-leading centre for research in the social sciences and
regularly sits at the highest levels of international league tables of one form or another. It is
the largest grouping of social science disciplines in the UK and it is also home to several of
Oxford’s most widely recognised teaching programmes, such as PPE, the BCL, the MPhils in
International Relations, in Economics, and in Development Studies, and the nationally
regarded PGCE. We believe that excellence in teaching and research is synergistic and
remain committed to sustaining and developing the high quality of our activities in both these
areas. Our departments are committed to research which develops a greater understanding of
all aspects of society, from the impact of political, legal, and economic systems on social and
economic welfare to human rights and security. That research is disseminated through
innovative graduate programmes and enhances undergraduate courses.
For more information please visit: http://www.socsci.ox.ac.uk/
The first Colleges began as medieval halls of residence for students under the supervision of
a Master. Today, thirty-eight independent, self-governing Colleges form a core element of
the University. Each is governed by a Head of House and a number of Fellows, who are
academics specialising in a wide variety of disciplines, most of whom also hold university
posts. There are also six Permanent Private Halls, which were founded by different Christian
denominations, and which still retain their religious character. The Halls have similar powers
and duties as Colleges. Thirty Colleges and all six Halls admit students for both
undergraduate and graduate degrees. Six other Colleges are for graduates only; one, All
Souls, has fellows only, and one, Kellogg College, specialises in part-time graduate and
Colleges receive fees for educating students, board and lodging charges and income from
endowments. In turn, Colleges provide accommodation, meals, common rooms, libraries,
sports and social facilities and pastoral care for their student members. Through a College
Contributions Fund, better-endowed colleges contribute to the needs of poorer Colleges.
III. THE FACULTY OF LAW
About the Faculty
The Faculty of Law is one of the largest in the United Kingdom, and is the largest unit in the
Social Sciences Division of the University. There are some 163 members of the Law Faculty,
of whom more than 80 are in established University academic posts. The Law Faculty has a
distinguished reputation in research and publications in Law. The Research Assessment
Exercise 2008 reported that substantially more top-rated research activity went on in Law at
Oxford from 2001-7 than in any other university in the country. Oxford is consistently listed
in the top three for law in each of the three leading guides to British universities.1
There are four specialised centres associated with the Law Faculty: the Centre for
Criminology, the Institute of European and Comparative Law, the Centre for Socio-Legal
Studies and the Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre.
Undergraduate teaching within the Faculty
Undergraduate law admissions are currently running at approximately 220 a year. Up to 35 of
these follow the Law with Law Studies in Europe course over four years, one year being
devoted to study in France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain or Italy.
Graduate teaching within the Faculty
The Faculty sustains a major graduate programme and its graduate research school is the
largest of any law school in the English-speaking world. There are currently about 380
graduate students, of whom about 150 read for the taught graduate Degree of Bachelor of
Civil Law (BCL) and Magister Juris (MJur), both of which may also be augmented by a year
of research to yield the Degree of Master of Philosophy (MPhil). Other taught graduate
programmes include an MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice, an ESRC-recognised MSc
in Criminology and Criminal Justice (Research Methods), an MPhil in Criminology and
Criminal Justice, a postgraduate diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice (run in
conjunction with the IPLA), and a Masters in Law and Finance (run in conjunction with the
Saïd Business School). Graduate students who undertake research degrees study towards the
Degrees of Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) in Law, Socio-Legal research or Criminology, or
Master of Studies in Legal Research (MSt).
The graduate programmes, including graduate admissions, are the immediate responsibility of
the Faculty’s Graduate Studies Committee and its two Directors of Graduate Studies (one for
research degrees, the other for taught programmes). The graduate cohort provides a base for a
productive interaction between advanced study and research - this is something to which the
Faculty attaches great importance.
The Faculty has always encouraged excellence in diversity in its research strategy, seeking to
achieve the highest quality in the broad range of subjects in which Faculty members pursue
their interests. The Faculty’s Research Support Fund provides resources for research
assistance, conference attendance and other research-related activities. The Faculty’s
Research Facilitator supports applications for external research funding, and the Faculty
provides support for conferences organized by Faculty members.
Academic staff development
Teaching proficiency is one of the factors which is taken into account when lecturers are
considered for reappointment after the completion of their probationary tenure. The
University has made arrangements under which lecturers in their initial period of office may
take advantage of support in developing their teaching. A range of such support is provided
by the Oxford Learning Institute (www.learning.ox.ac.uk), including:
introductory sessions for new academic staff
an advisor for new lecturers
peer observation of teaching
attendance at learning and teaching seminars
one-to-one discussion with an educational development advisor or faculty teaching
participation in the University’s postgraduate diploma in learning and teaching
Further information on the Law Faculty can be found at www.law.ox.ac.uk.
The Bodleian Law Library
The Bodleian Law Library, accommodated alongside the Faculty centre in the St Cross
Building, houses over a quarter of a million volumes. It receives copies of all law books
published in the United Kingdom, and has extensive holdings of overseas legal publications,
notably of the Commonwealth, the US, and European countries. Oxford is designated as a
European Documentation Centre, and materials relevant to European law are housed in the
Bodleian Law Library. It has one of the most extensive collections of domestic and foreign
law databases and e-resources in the UK.
Further information about the Bodleian Law Library can be found at
IV. LAW AT ST ANNE’S
The College has a long history of Law teaching: women were studying Law at the College as
early as the 1890s, and a Fellow of St Anne’s, Dr Ivy Williams, was the first woman to be
called to the English Bar, and gave her brother’s name to the Winter Williams Law prize.
The former Principal of the College, the Rt Hon Baroness Ruth Deech, was the Law Fellow
at the College for over twenty years. Graduates have been highly successful in the legal
profession and there is a strong group of Law alumni willing to support Law initiatives at the
College. The College Law Library is named after Professor Geldart, who gave his Law
collection to the College and assisted in the admission of women to full membership of the
University in the early 20th century. The college offers significant financial support to
excellent students upon graduation to assist with the costs of continuing to advanced study of
law or becoming established in the legal profession.
Each year, St Anne’s admits six undergraduates to read for either the three year BA in Law or
the four year Law with Law Studies in Europe degrees. In addition, a number of graduate
students are admitted to read for higher degrees such as the BCL and MJur masters courses
(around 5-6 per year), and for the MPhil, MLitt and DPhil research degrees. The St Anne’s
Law School currently has Tutorial Fellows, Dr Liora Lazarus and Dr Imogen Goold, who
seek to cultivate a strong and stimulating academic culture within the College’s Law School.
They are joined by Dr Nicola Palmer (JRF in Law) and Mr Miles Jackson (Graduate
Teaching Assistant). Dr Lazarus teaches Constitutional and Administrative Law,
Criminology and Criminal Justice, and Human Rights Law. Dr Goold teaches Contract, Tort,
and Medical Law and Ethics. The College does not have teaching needs in these areas.
St Anne’s Law School is a vibrant intellectual community. The undergraduate students run
the very active Geldart Law Society, while the highly international graduate school has
recently established a regular research forum. St Anne’s library houses a dedicated room for
Law Students, the Geldart Room, and holds one of the most impressive collections of legal
monographs in Oxford.
Further details of the college are included at Annex B.
V. BENEFITS AND ALLOWANCES
The postholder will be appointed on the Oxford lecturer scale for which the combined salary,
covering University and College duties, is from £42,883 - £57,581 as at August 2011.
a start-up grant of £4,000 (unless the appointee currently holds an established Oxford
University academic post). This may be spent at the post-holder’s discretion on any
purpose connected with their academic work, for example IT equipment, research
assistance, travel, conference attendance and/or book purchases. The start-up grant
must be spent within three years.
grant schemes for IT equipment and research support, to which the post-holder will be
eligible to apply after the first year of appointment.
The postholder will be eligible for the following Non-Stipendiary allowances offered by the
• Accommodation allowance (if living outside of College): £6,829 p.a.
• PHC: they will be eligible to join the College healthcare scheme on a self-pay basis
• Research and travel allowance: £250 p.a.
• Tutorial allowance: £729 p.a.
• Entertainment allowance: up to £288 p.a. (with additional allowance for finalists and
student numbers > 15
• All meals free of charge during term, and up to 7 main meals and breakfast per week
in vacation, except during Hall and College closure.
Sabbatical leave for research purposes, subject to satisfactory replacement teaching
and pastoral arrangements
generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave arrangements
Pension: Optional membership of the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS).
New joiners can only join the CARE scheme (not the final salary scheme) unless they
are already existing and ‘live’ members of USS. Employee contributions to the
CARE scheme are 6.5% of salary.
VI. GENERAL INFORMATION
1. Applications for this post will be considered by a selection committee containing
representatives from both the Faculty of Law and St Anne’s College. The selection
committee is responsible for conducting all aspects of the recruitment and selection process;
it does not, however, have the authority to make the final decision as to who should be
appointed. The final decision will be made by the Social Sciences divisional board and the
governing body of St Anne’s College on the basis of a recommendation made by the
selection committee. No offer of appointment will be valid, therefore, until and unless the
recommendation has been approved by both the divisional board and the governing body, and
a formal contractual offer has been made.
2. The successful candidate will be appointed on the Oxford lecturer scale £42,883 -
£57,581 per annum. This salary is wholly paid by the University and covers both University
and college duties. Lecturers appointed below the top of this range will receive annual
increments until they reach the top point. There is also an annual ‘cost-of-living’ salary
review. Faculty boards may also, in wholly exceptional cases, propose the awarding within
the scale of additional increments to lecturers at any time during their appointment.
The lecturer will have the option of becoming or remaining a member of the Universities
Superannuation Scheme (USS).
3. Additional remuneration is currently paid to those undertaking examining and graduate
supervision. Additional payments are also available for some tutorial teaching. Those holding
administrative appointments within the faculty may be eligible for additional payments.
4. Upon completion of an initial period of appointment (which is normally five years), a
university lecturer is eligible for reappointment until retirement, subject to the provisions of
the Statutes and Regulations of the University. Evidence of lecturing competence and of
substantial progress in research are prerequisites for reappointment to retirement.
For all academic staff the University has adopted a retirement age of 30 September before the
68th birthday. There is a procedure for requesting an extension of employment beyond that
5. All appointments are subject to the relevant provisions of the Statutes and Regulations
of the University in force from time to time, as published from time to time in the University
All university lecturers, with other members of the academic staff and certain senior
academic-related staff, are normally members of Congregation, which is the University’s
ultimate governing body. Congregation’s approval is required for all university statutes or
amendments to statutes, and for major policy decisions, and the members of Congregation
constitute the electorate for ten of the members of the main executive body (the Council of
the University) and for members of a number of other university committees. Twenty or more
members of Congregation may initiate the discussion by Congregation of matters of
university policy, and any two members may ask questions about the policy or administration
of the University. The person appointed to this post will receive fuller details soon after he or
she takes up the appointment.
6. The holder of this post is eligible to apply for sabbatical leave. In general, one term of
sabbatical leave is available for each six terms of qualifying service: qualifying service is
built up on a ‘rolling’ basis, so that leave which is not taken is not lost (although qualifying
service does not accrue beyond the maximum of 18 terms). Further details are available on
7. The University encourages links with industry and other outside bodies. Although the
holding of outside appointments such as consultancies must be approved by the head of
department, no limit as such is set on the amount of money individuals may receive in this
way. The criterion is the amount of time such appointments take up: a maximum of 30 days
per annum may be spent on such activities before any deduction in stipend is considered.
8. The Statutes and Regulations of the University record the extent of the University’s
claims to intellectual property, and the proportions in which exploitation revenues are shared
with researchers. Copies of the relevant extracts are available on request.
9. All staff participate in the University’s appraisal scheme which is currently under
10. The University has generous maternity leave arrangements. Provided that they have at
least 26 weeks’ service with the University at the fifteenth week before the expected week of
childbirth, women may take up to 26 weeks’ leave on full pay, plus 13 weeks SMP, plus a
further 13 weeks unpaid leave. Arrangements are available to enable a phased return to full
duties and for women to return to work on a part-time basis after the birth. A paternity leave
scheme provides two weeks paid leave to eligible new parents to support a primary carer,
plus additional paternity leave of up to 26 weeks (for children born or placed for adoption
after 3 April 2011) where parents decide to share the 52 week maternity leave entitlement.
For further details visit www.admin.ox.ac.uk/personnel/during/family/. Requests for flexible
working arrangements will be considered.
11. The University has three subsidised nurseries and also subsidises places at some local
nurseries, although at present there is a waiting list. There is also a salary sacrifice scheme
whereby parents with children at university nurseries are able to save on income tax and
national insurance contributions, and a virtual voucher scheme for parents with children not
at university nurseries whereby a saving is made on national insurance contributions. There is
also a holiday playscheme for school-age children. Further information may be obtained from
the childcare website (www.admin.ox.ac.uk/eop/childcare/) or by emailing
email@example.com, or writing to Equality and Diversity, University of Oxford,
University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD.
12. Equality of opportunity: The policy and practice of the University of Oxford require
that all staff are offered equal opportunities within employment. Entry into employment with
the University and progression within employment will be determined only by personal merit
and the application of criteria which are related to the duties of each particular post and the
relevant salary structure. In all cases, ability to perform the job will be the primary
consideration. Subject to statutory provisions, no applicant or member of staff will be treated
less favourably than another because of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil
partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.
Where suitably qualified individuals are available, selection committees will contain at least
one member of each sex.
13. All data supplied by applicants will be used only for the purposes of determining their
suitability for the post1 and will be held in accordance with the principles of the Data
Protection Act 1998 and the University’s Data Protection Policy.
IV. THE APPLICATION PROCEDURE
Applications should include a curriculum vitae, list of principal publications, and supporting
letter setting out the applicant’s research plans and the ways in which they meet the selection
criteria. They should be sent to Emma Gascoigne, Personnel Officer, St Cross Building, St
Cross Road, Oxford OX1 3UL for receipt not later than Friday 23rd March 2012. There is
no application form. Two referees, whose names, addresses and email addresses should be
But NB if the appointee to the post is a migrant sponsored under the UK’s new points-based migration system,
we are required to retain the applications of all shortlisted candidates for the duration of the sponsorship or for one
year, whichever is the shorter.
given in the application, should be asked to send their references to Emma Gascoigne, also by
Friday 23rd March. References should be sent either by email to
firstname.lastname@example.org (which should be followed by a hard copy) or by letter. The
University will assume that it is free to approach referees at any stage unless the candidate’s
application stipulates otherwise. Candidates who wish a referee or referees to be approached
only with their specific permission and/or if they are being called for interview on the final
shortlist or are in receipt of a conditional offer are asked to state such requirements explicitly
alongside the details of the relevant referee(s).
Informal enquiries are welcome and should be directed to Professor Dan Sarooshi/Professor
Vaughan Lowe email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Prior to the interview candidates will be expected to make a short presentation on their
current research agenda. All reasonable interview expenses will be reimbursed. The
appointment will be subject to satisfactory completion of a medical questionnaire and the
provision of proof of the right to work in the UK.
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 payment.
Further information is available at:
Subject to HMRC regulations and the availability of funding, a relocation allowance may be
available. Further details are available on the website at
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ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS AT OXFORD
There are three main categories of academic post at Oxford: Professorships, Readerships, and
Lecturerships. Professorships and Readerships form respectively about 11 per cent and 3 per
cent of the posts on the academic establishment: the vast majority of initial academic
appointments are therefore to Lecturerships.
Virtually all University academic posts at Oxford have a formal association with a college.
For lecturers the nature of this association broadly determines which particular type of
lecturership they hold. University Lecturerships are found primarily, but not exclusively, in
the sciences, and the majority are associated with a tutorial fellowship with a college, that is,
a college appointment which carries with it an obligation to undertake college teaching and
other duties, with associated additional remuneration. University Lecturers with tutorial
fellowships receive, when they reach the top of the University and college salary scales,
about 84 per cent of their overall basic stipend from the University, and 16 per cent from the
college. A special scheme operates for University Lecturers without tutorial fellowships, who
are paid the equivalent of the combined University and college salary scale, in return for
specified duties. CUF (Common University Fund) and Faculty Lecturerships, in the arts
and social sciences, are always associated with college tutorial fellowships: at the top of the
scales such lecturers receive roughly 40 per cent of their combined stipend from the
University and 60 per cent from the college. Titular University and CUF Lecturerships may
be advertised where the college will bear all of the combined costs of the appointment until
such time that the University is able to fund its share and so make a substantive appointment.
The University conducts regular Recognition of Distinction exercises by means of which
Lecturers may apply for the title of Professor (the title ‘Reader’ has now been discontinued).
The three criteria which successful applicants must meet are research excellence, effective
teaching and `good citizenship’.
ST ANNE’S COLLEGE, OXFORD
ABOUT ST ANNE’S COLLEGE
St Anne’s College was founded in 1878 to promote the education of women within the
University of Oxford, and was fully incorporated as a College in 1952, as one of the four
solely for women. It was one of the first to admit both men and women undergraduates, some
thirty years ago, and quickly established a near equal mix of men and women in both the
Senior, Middle, and Junior Common Rooms, spread quite uniformly across the subjects
taught in the University. St Anne’s is a modern College both physically and in outlook, and is
noted for its lively and unstuffy approach to teaching and research, a legacy of the pioneering
spirits of the College's founders. The Tutorial Fellow will be expected to contribute actively
and fully to the intellectual life of the College, and to matters that support and enhance it.
St Anne’s is committed to developing subjects at the boundaries of traditional disciplines and
to integrating undergraduates, graduates and research and tutorial fellows in ‘Subject
Families’. Subject family evenings are held regularly, with lectures by graduates and
researchers, organised by our Research Fellows in each of 4 subject areas (Humanities, Social
Sciences, Life Sciences and Physical Sciences). We also hold a termly Domus seminar,
where Fellows present aspects of their own research to the Fellowship, and hence we aim to
ensure a broad and stimulating intellectual environment for our Fellows, and the post- and
undergraduate student body.
Whether measured by volume of bookstock or of borrowing, the library is one of the top two
or three in the collegiate university, and the appointee to this post will enjoy keeping the
bookstock up-to-date in the fields for which s/he is responsible.
Additional information about the College can be found at the St Anne’s web site: