Further Particulars

The College invites applications for a Domus Fellowship in Modern British History (post-1800), tenable for a fixed term of three years from 1 September 2022. This post is non-renewable. The Fellowship is intended for candidates who are between early and mid-career stages in their academic life. The objectives of the College in making this appointment are to support the Tutorial Fellow(s) in undergraduate provision.  The appointee will help strengthen the research profile of the College and more generally contribute to the goal of maintaining the University of Oxford as a leading centre for research.


Lady Margaret Hall (LMH) was founded in 1878, originally as a women’s college; it became co-educational in 1979. The current Governing Body comprises some 47 Fellows, predominantly Tutors of the college from a wide range of subjects. There are approximately 420 undergraduates and 250 graduate students in residence, across a broad range of subjects.  The College values excellence, diversity and community in the context of developing knowledge and understanding and it is proud to be the only College in Oxford to have achieved a Gold ‘Investors in People’ award. The College is situated about a mile from the centre of the city in 13 acres of grounds on the banks of the river Cherwell.  The College is close to the science area of University, with only the University Parks in between.

LMH History

The LMH History School is one of the larger subject groups at LMH. We currently admit around ten undergraduates a year, with a further three to five students reading for the joint schools in Ancient and Modern History, History and Politics, and History and Modern Languages. We admit several visiting students a year (who undertake individually tailored courses) and have a significant community of postgraduate students studying for both taught MSt and MPhil courses as well as pursuing the D.Phil.

Place of Work

You will normally be required to work at Lady Margaret Hall, Norham Gardens, Oxford, OX2 6QA; any research visits should normally be made outside of full term.



  • Organising and delivering the teaching of LMH undergraduates for 8 hours (unweighted) per week.
  • Liaising with and being responsible to Governing Body alongside Dr Tapsell.
  • Meeting undergraduates in 0th week at the start of each term to confirm arrangements for the term’s work.
  • Setting and marking Collections (internal College exams).
  • Writing end of term reports on the performance of your undergraduates using the web-based TMS system.
  • Supervising undergraduate dissertations as appropriate.
  • Acting as personal tutor for one of the undergraduate year groups, a role which entails meeting students individually at the start and end of each term, reading reports to them, acting in a pastoral role and liaising with the Welfare team if necessary on welfare issues.
  • Liaising as required with other Fellows and Lecturers in History and with joint schools in History as well as with the Senior Tutor as regards the teaching of your undergraduates.
  • Attending annual Principal’s Collections for undergraduates in your subject.
  • Taking a full part in the annual undergraduate admissions exercise.
  • Taking part in College Open Days and any other schools liaison/Access activities in your subject area.
  • Recommending books for purchase by the College Library in your subject area.
  • Attending Schools dinners, and other College events for undergraduates and graduates (such as the start of year dinners for new undergraduates and new postgraduates) and College History events with both students and alumni. There is, for instance, a thriving undergraduate-led History Society.


  • Building an international research profile.
  • Conducting high quality research.
  • Publishing research.
  • Acting as College Advisor to postgraduates.
  • Contributing to the general academic life of the College.


The successful applicant will meet the following criteria.

  • Strong educational background, with a good first degree in History or an equivalent qualification (essential).
  • In possession of a doctorate in History.
  • Ability to teach Modern British History (post-1800). Papers required are: the modern British History papers for Prelims (BIP6: 1830-1951) and Final Honour School/FHS (BIF6: 1815-1924 and BIF7: 1900-present), with an ability to teach BIP5:1688-1848/BIF5: 1685-1830 preferable; an ability to contribute to more specialised document-based papers (e.g. one or more of the modern optional and further subjects); an ability to take a significant role in methodology papers including 'Historiography' for Prelims (e.g. the strands on Gibbon and Macaulay) and Disciplines of History for FHS.
  • Ability to supervise undergraduate dissertations within the modern period.
  • Flexibility and an ability to work as part of a team. Teaching requirements may change during the three-year contract, depending on the availability and interests of the other tutors, but the successful candidate’s teaching would remain within the broad areas listed above.
  • Willingness to undertake, and aptitude for, the pastoral welfare of students supported and guided by the subject Fellows and College’s Welfare/Wellbeing Team
  • Experience of teaching (essential)
  • Suitability for and willingness to undertake the associated duties as specified in the ‘Duties’ section above (essential)
  • Possess a high level of research ability in the field (essential)
  • Have a coherent proposed research programme for the duration of the Fellowship, of a standard which will contribute to and enhance the national and international profile of the field in the University
  • Have a record of publications and other output demonstrating research expertise in the field, appropriate to the career stage of the applicant
  • Be able to communicate well about their subject.

Salary and Benefits

The salary for this post will be £33,309 to £40,927 (University Grade 7) at current rates.

You will be entitled to all meals (Common Table rights) whenever the kitchens are open. A charge is made for drinks and formal desserts.

A research and book allowance, currently £1,604 per annum, repayable on submission of receipts to the Senior Tutor.

Allowance against expenditure on the entertainment of students, currently £31 per student per year.

You are eligible to be considered for election to the Senior Common Room, for which a small subscription is payable.

Flu jabs - All College staff are offered a free annual flu jab, administered at work.

Help with Childcare costs - The College operates Childcare Salary Sacrifice schemes to help meet the costs of nursery, child-minders, nanny and after school club costs.

Parking - There is parking facility available on site

Cycle to Work Bicycle Purchase Scheme - The College subscribes to the cycle to work scheme for the purchase of a bicycle and associated safety equipment, offering discounts on purchase price and an interest-free loan over 12 months.

Bus and Train Season Tickets - Help can be given to purchase discounted bus and train passes, repaid over 12 months.

Eye Tests for VDU - You will be entitled to have your eye test paid for. If you require spectacles specifically for VDU use, the College will contribute towards the cost.

Sports Facilities - The College has a small on-site gym which is available for staff use (for a small fee). Staff may also apply to join many of the sports clubs available through the University of Oxford, though priority is given to students. Further information is available at www.sport.ox.ac.uk/oxford-university-sports-facilities

Annual Leave

Your holiday year begins on the 1 October and ends on the 30 September each year. You will receive a paid holiday entitlement, including Public/Bank Holidays, of 36 working days during a complete holiday year. For part years of service, your holiday entitlement will be calculated as 1/12th of the annual entitlement for each completed month of service during that holiday year. Conditions relating to taking annual holidays are shown in the Employee Handbook.

Public/Bank Holidays

Public/Bank Holidays are included in the annual leave allowance of 36 days for all staff who work 5 days every week. No additional payment will be made for working on a Bank Holiday. Bank Holidays during term time are normal teaching days, and days off in lieu may be taken outside term time.

Sickness Pay and Conditions

We have a contractual sick / injury pay scheme (inclusive of SSP) which provides payment during periods of certified sickness.


The College operates the University-based defined benefit contributory scheme (University Superannuation Scheme - USS). Further details of the scheme can be found at www.uss.co.uk. You will be automatically enrolled into this scheme. Contributions into the scheme will be made by Salary Exchange. Salary Exchange is an implied consent scheme under which all USS members are enrolled automatically in Salary Exchange unless they specifically choose to opt out.

Private Healthcare

The post is eligible for membership of the Oxford Colleges Healthcare Scheme and the Oxford Colleges Dental Scheme at your own expense.


Applications should be submitted by email to academic-recruitment@lmh.ox.ac.uk to arrive not later than noon on Friday 29 July 2022. They should comprise:

  • a covering letter indicating how you meet the selection criteria
  • a curriculum vitae including a list of published work (if any)
  • a brief description of research to date
  • an outline (no more than 500 words) of proposed future research
  • an application cover sheet, including the names of three referees
  • an equal opportunities monitoring form (optional)

Equal Opportunities Form PDF | Equal Opportunities Form Word Document

All applicants will be sent an emailed confirmation of receipt of their application as soon as possible after it arrives. This will be sent to the email address from which the application was sent, unless specified otherwise by the applicant. We will communicate with applicants by email; please state clearly in your application if email communication is problematic for you.

Candidates who are short-listed for the post will be notified by email and will be invited to interview at Oxford in the week commencing 15 August 2022.  Please state clearly in your application if this date is problematic for you. Short-listed candidates will be asked to provide a sample of their research (published or in preparation, up to 10,000 words).

Shortlisted candidates should ask their three referees to email directly to the HR Officer (academic-recruitment@lmh.ox.ac.uk). Applicants should provide each referee with a copy of these Further Particulars and should ensure that the references arrive noon Friday 12 August 2022). Emailed references will be accepted only if they are sent directly from the referee and from an institutional email address. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that their references are sent in by their referees.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.

Lady Margaret Hall is an Equal Opportunities Employer