Lincoln College
                                   Oxford OX1 3DR

                (THREE YEARS, FIXED-TERM)

                            FURTHER PARTICULARS

Lincoln College invites applications for a three-year fixed-term Fellowship in English
Language and Literature tenable from 1st October 2010, or as soon as possible

Lincoln College

Lincoln is one of the oldest Oxford Colleges with fine historic buildings located in the
centre of the City of Oxford. It has a strong sense of collegiality with a reputation for
integrating its graduate and undergraduate students in a highly successful traditional
community. There are currently 33 permanent, and 13 fixed-term, Fellows of whom
24 are also College Tutors responsible for teaching and the welfare of students. About
95 undergraduates and 120 graduates are admitted to Lincoln each year covering a
wide range of disciplines, and around 600 students are in residence at any one time. In
recent years the College has figured consistently in the top ten ranking of all Colleges
for academic performance in Final Examinations.

English at Lincoln College

Lincoln currently admits 10-12 undergraduates annually to read for the BA in English
Language and Literature. The College has a significant cohort of graduate students in
English and each year up to 10 students are admitted to read for the MSt or DPhil

Further information about the College can be obtained from

Teaching and other Duties for the College

The duties of the Fellow shall include teaching, the pursuit of original research, and
participation in the administrative work of the College, under the By-Laws of Lincoln
College. The Fellow elected will be a member of the Governing Body and will thus be
expected to engage in the governance and administration of the College as a whole,
both in term and in vacation and may be asked to take on certain small administrative
College Offices for which an additional payment is made.

Teaching and Research: The Fellow will be required to provide 12 hours per week
tutorial teaching averaged over the three eight-week terms of the academic year. He
or she will be required to assist generally in the organisation of English teaching in
the College and to provide pastoral and academic supervision of students, including
the setting and marking of Collections (termly College examinations) in his or her
subject area. Participation in the annual undergraduate admissions exercise in
December each year is mandatory and participation in College Open Days is

The Fellow will be expected to organise and to give college teaching in the period
1740 to the present day, both to Lincoln College students and to students from other
Colleges (to include Victorian and Modern literature for first-year students; 1740-
1830 to second-year students; and special subjects 1740-present chosen by final-year
students). The Fellow will be expected to maintain an active research profile in any
area of literature in English from 1740 to the present.

More information on the syllabus is available from the English Faculty Website:

The Fellow may also be permitted to give lectures or classes in the English Faculty,
by arrangement, in the later years of the Fellowship. The Fellow may also act as
College Advisor to a limited number of post-graduate students in English in the
College, who will normally be supervised elsewhere within the University. An
additional payment will be made in respect of these graduate duties.

Criteria for Appointment

The successful candidate will be someone in the early stages of an academic career
who will have either recently obtained a doctorate on an appropriate topic in English
Literature or be in the final stages of completing it. He or she will be likely to have a
record of teaching experience at degree level in the period range to be covered and
will demonstrate potential for future development in teaching and research.

Stipend and Allowances

The salary offered currently ranges from £29,853 p.a. to £31,671 per annum. This
corresponds to points 30-32 on the national scale for university lecturers.
Appointment to a point on the scale is made on the basis of previous teaching

The Fellow may be offered single-person accommodation in College, if available, at a
reduced rate, currently set at £253.26 per month. If the Fellow lives out of College,
the use of a teaching room will be provided.

The Fellow is entitled to full common room rights, including free lunch and dinner; to
draw on the Fellows’ Research and Equipment Funds (which includes the purchase of
books) and which currently stands at £1,560 per annum; a hospitality credit currently
£468; and to some secretarial assistance to help with his or her academic work. The
Fellow will be offered membership of USS pension scheme and may elect to join the
College’s group private health insurance scheme (BUPA).

The College will contribute to reasonable removal expenses consequent upon
Terms of Employment: probation and sabbatical leave

Under the College Statutes, elections to Fellowships are for a probationary year in the
first instance, and a probationary review covering all aspects of the Fellow’s duties
will take place at this point. Thereafter, the Fellowship will be tenable for a further
two years and will not be renewable. It is one of a limited number of such fixed-term
posts, intended to provide a career development opportunity for people aspiring to an
academic career. The appointment therefore carries with it no commitment to a
subsequent career appointment within the College.

The Fellow will be entitled to one term of sabbatical leave to be taken in the third year
of the Fellowship, subject to the provisions of the College By-Laws.

The appointment will be subject to the receipt of a satisfactory pre-employment health
assessment questionnaire, and if necessary, a subsequent medical examination by a
Doctor appointed by the College.

Points Requirement

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 (evidence 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 dependents
           until they receive their first salary payment.

Further information is available at:

Academic Staff Development

Arrangements have been made by the Oxford Learning Institute (OLI) for Fellows in
the initial period of their appointment to receive help and guidance in the
development of teaching skills, and also training in interviewing skills for the annual
Undergraduate Admissions exercise. Newly appointed Fellows are invited to attend
the three-day introductory programme held in late September.

Equal Opportunities

The policy and practice of Lincoln College require that entry into employment within
the College and progression within employment be determined only by personal merit
and the application of criteria that are related to the duties of each particular post and
the relevant salary structure. Subject to statutory provisions, no applicant or member
of staff or student will be treated less favourably than another because of his or her
age, race, religion or belief, gender, disability, sexual or political orientation or any
other basis. In all cases, ability to perform the job will be the primary consideration.

The post is subject to recruitment monitoring to ensure that the selection process is
consistent with the law and the College’s Equal Opportunity Policy and Code of
Practice: to this end, applicants will be asked to complete a recruitment monitoring
form, which will play no part in the selection process, and will not be seen by any
member of the selection panel.

Data Protection

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 College’s Data Protection Policy.

Application Process

Applicants should send a completed application form (see below), a letter of
application, and a full curriculum vitae to:

The Academic Administrator,
Lincoln College,
OX1 3DR,
United Kingdom.

Tel: 01865 279801; fax: 01865 279802; email:

The closing date for applications is noon on Monday 15th March 2010. Candidates
are asked to nominate three referees who may be approached by the College for
references. No written work should be submitted at this stage but short listed
applicants will be asked to supply two samples of published or unpublished work.
Applications submitted by email are preferred. The College intends to interview
shortlisted candidates in the week commencing 19th April 2010.

Informal enquiries about the process of appointment, or any other aspect of the post, can be
made to the Senior Tutor, Dr Louise Durning (, tel: 01865

                      Lincoln College is an Equal Opportunities Employer

  But NB if the person appointed to the post is a migrant sponsored under the UK’s new points-based migration system, we are
required to retain all applications for the duration of the sponsorship.
                                    Lincoln College
                                    Oxford OX1 3DR
                           Post Reference Number: AC2010/01

Please complete this form and attach a full curriculum vitae together with a letter of
application explaining why you are applying for this position and how you meet the
selection criteria outlined in the further particulars.

Full Name & Title

Address for                                                       Telephone number


                                                                  Fax number:


Details of three referees, at least one of whom must represent your current or most recent
employer / institute of education.

Name                             Name                              Name

Address                          Address                           Address

Telephone                        Telephone                         Telephone

Email                            Email                             Email

Relationship to you              Relationship to you               Relationship to you
Details of Higher Education (name of degree(s), subject(s), grade(s), institution(s) and dates):

Details of two examples of published or unpublished work which could be supplied on request:


Details of current and previous posts / employment (name of institution, job title, dates and
reason for leaving):
Do you have a disability or chronic medical condition?
(All successful candidates will be required to complete a full confidential                                           YES / NO
Medical Questionnaire which will be assessed by a medical practitioner.)

If so, are there any reasonable adjustments which you feel should be made to                                      YES / NO / n/a
the recruitment process to assist in your application for the job?

Please describe what these should be:

If so, are there any reasonable adjustments which you feel should be made to                                      YES / NO / n/a
the job itself to enable you to carry it out?

Please describe what these should be:

Have you any unspent criminal convictions to declare in line with the                                                 YES / NO
Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974?
If so please specify on a separate sheet.

Do you have current and valid permission to be in the United Kingdom and                                              YES / NO
to do the type of work offered?
(Documentation will be required.)

Will you need a work visa under Tier 2 of the points based migration system?                                          YES / NO

Are you 64 or over?                                                                                                   YES / NO
It is College policy that staff normally retire following their 65th birthday.
Consequently we will not normally employ someone who is within 6 months
of that date.

To the best of my knowledge the answers given to the questions and all statements made
both on this form and within all other documents associated with this employment
application are true and accurate. Any falsification may be considered sufficient cause
for rejection, or if employed, dismissal.

Signature of Applicant…………………………………..…….…Date………………
All data supplied by applicants will be used only for the purposes of determining their suitability for the post, and will be
held in accordance with the principals of the Data Protection Act 1998 and the College’s Data Protection Policy.

It is the College’s policy to employ the best qualified personnel and provide equal opportunities for the advancement of
employees including promotion and training and not to discriminate against any person because of age, colour, disability,
ethnic origin, marital status, nationality, national origin, parental status, race, religion or belief, gender, or sexual
orientation, or length or type of contract of employment.

The closing date for receipt of applications is noon on Monday 15 th March 2010.

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