This new Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) at Lady Margaret Hall (LMH) is intended as a career development post for an early career academic. It provides a three-year opportunity to develop independent research alongside gaining some experience and training in tutorial teaching. The successful applicant will be provided with a mentor, who will offer career guidance and general advice.

This post is funded for three years through the generosity of an alumna of the College (Nicky Manby, née Croome, 1976, French and German) and it has been established in the context of the College’s strategy to enhance its own academic provision, to provide new opportunities for career development and to develop links between the worlds of teaching and research.

The person appointed would be expected to conduct significant research in any area of Modern Languages, including, for example, language, literature, visual arts, material culture. The person appointed will be expected to undertake up to two hours a week of undergraduate tutorial teaching in Modern Languages for the College. They will help with the organisation and promotion of Modern Languages at LMH and will play a full role in the intellectual and social life of the College. The College would also expect the Research Fellow to engage with the academic activities of the Faculty of Modern Languages.

The salary will be on the Grade 7 scale, starting at £34,308 per annum, at current rates; any teaching above three hours will be paid at the Senior Tutors’ Committee agreed hourly rate. In addition, the successful candidate will be entitled to all meals (Common Table rights) whenever the kitchens are open and an accommodation allowance of £5,250 will be available which may be used to cover the cost of single person accommodation in College if available.

Applicants should either have successfully completed a doctorate or have a Master’s degree and be well advanced in the process of completing a doctoral thesis. Candidates should additionally have a project which they intend to complete in the period of the Fellowship. The award is intended to support a recently post-doctoral candidate. Candidates who have not previously taught at Oxford will be expected to familiarise themselves with the syllabus. Details of the syllabus can be found here.;

Further particulars are available via the link below.

The closing date for applications is noon on Friday 7 July 2023.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview at LMH, likely during the week commencing 17 July 2023. They will be asked to submit a sample of their written work. This can be an article or chapter, published or unpublished, but should be chosen to best showcase recent work. It should be between 8,000 and 10,000 words maximum.

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