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Lincoln College Oxford OX1 3DR TUTORIAL FELLOWSHIP IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE (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 thereafter. 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 degrees. Further information about the College can be obtained from www.lincoln.ox.ac.uk. 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 expected. 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: www.english.ox.ac.uk/prospective-undergraduates/course-structure.html 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 experience. 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 appointment. 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) and (ii) that they have sufficient funds to maintain themselves and any dependents until they receive their first salary payment. Further information is available at: http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/workingintheuk/tier2/general/eligibility/. 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, Oxford, OX1 3DR, United Kingdom. Tel: 01865 279801; fax: 01865 279802; email: email@example.com. 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org, tel: 01865 287347). Lincoln College is an Equal Opportunities Employer 1 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 APPLICATION FORM - TUTORIAL FELLOWSHIP IN ENGLISH 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 correspondence Daytime: Home: Fax number: Email(s) 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: 1. 2. 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 See www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/workingintheuk/tier2 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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