Lady Margaret Hall wishes to appoint a 6-hour Stipendiary Lecturer to provide teaching in Modern European History from 1 September 2022 for 1 year in the first instance. To find out more about the College, please see our website www.lmh.ox.ac.uk.
Nature of Appointment
The post is to cover a teaching need in History in the College. The Lecturer will undertake teaching for an average of six contact hours per week during term time (averaged across the year). The person appointed will work alongside Dr Grant Tapsell the History Fellow at Lady Margaret Hall, a Domus Fellow in Modern British History, and with the Tutors in three Joint Schools with History (Ancient and Modern History, History and Politics, and History and Modern Languages). Lady Margaret Hall currently admits around ten undergraduates per year to read History and about five per year to read Joint Schools with History. Modern European History (1789 – 1989) is a popular area for undergraduates. The College also admits visiting students from the USA taking a Junior Year Abroad.
Background and Duties
The main duties of the post are as follows:
To undertake for Lady Margaret Hall (‘LMH’) six hours of tutorial teaching per week, averaged over the three 8-week terms which constitute the academic teaching year. The total teaching hours include both tuition given to undergraduates and any given to undergraduates of other colleges. All payments for such tuition shall be remitted to Lady Margaret Hall.
The Lecturer will be paid for any teaching over stint at the casual teaching rates.
The person appointed will be responsible for teaching for both the History Prelims (first year) and for Final Honours Schools (2nd and 3rd years). Teaching would include several of the modern European outline papers for Prelims (EWP4: Society, Nation and Empire, 1815 – 1914) and FHS (EWF8: Enlightenments and Revolutions 1680 – 1848; EWF10: The European Century 1820 – 1925; EWF11: Imperial and Global History 1750 – 1930; EWF13: Europe Divided 1914 – 1989; EWF14: The Global Twentieth Century 1930 – 2003); an ability to contribute to more specialist document-based papers (e.g the first year options subject ‘Revolution and Empire in France 1789 – 1815); an ability to contribute to a first year language paper (Tocqueville, Vicens Vives, Machiavelli, or Meinecke and Kehr); and willingness to take the lead in methodology papers, especially ‘Disciplines of History’ (which is compulsory for all second year History and AMH students). The successful applicant will also be expected to play a role in the supervision of undergraduate dissertations, and to act as the personal tutor for a year group of undergraduates.
Applicants should consult the History Faculty website for further details of the papers available in the Honour School of History (http://www.history.ox.ac.uk/).
In addition to teaching, the Lecturer will be expected to help as needed with related administrative duties and pastoral duties and will take part in undergraduate admissions. If you have not received training for admissions interviewing at Oxford, you will be required to undertake this.
To take part in the Open days as well as outreach and access initiatives organised by the College, and to contribute and support the promotion of history studies at LMH.
You will work under the general direction of Dr Tapsell and the Senior Tutor.
Salary and Emoluments
Salary will be on the Senior Tutors’ scale for stipendiary Lecturers, i.e. a salary (£13,962 – £15,703 for 6 hours at 2021/22 rates).
The post is superannuated within the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS).
A research allowance of (£313) per annum will be reimbursed on submission of receipts to the Senior Tutor.
The Lecturer will be entitled to weekday lunches in Hall without charge during full term and the vacation, and one free dinner per week during term (this includes Week 0 and Week 9). Other meals may be taken if paid for; all drinks and formal desserts are charged.
The Lecturer may have access to a shared college room but bookable teaching rooms are available. The Lecturer will be eligible for membership of the Senior Common Room at Lady Margaret Hall, for which a small subscription fee 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
There is no entitlement to sabbatical leave.
The successful candidate will have:
- A high level of academic achievement (commensurate with the candidate’s career stage).
- Good research achievement or potential. This could be demonstrated by the candidate’s doctoral thesis, any published or forthcoming work or clear research plans.
- The ability or potential to be an effective and inspiring teacher in the tutorial context. Some direct experience of tutorial teaching would be an advantage.
- The ability to teach the required courses
- An understanding of the needs of high achieving undergraduates, and a commitment to fostering high academic achievement in undergraduates.
- Good communication skills and sensitivity to deal effectively with pastoral duties
- An enthusiasm for involvement with the wider life of the College and the potential to contribute to the intellectual community.
- A commitment to access and equal opportunities
- The right to work in the UK (in a teaching role).
Method of Application
Applications should be made by email and should include a covering letter in which you outline your suitability for this post, as well as:
a curriculum vitae which should contain the following information:
- Details of any previous and current teaching experience
- A list of published work (if any)
- A brief description of any current research
Should you be shortlisted, you will need to ask two referees, to write directly via email to Mrs Jo White firstname.lastname@example.org . References must be sent by email from an institutional email address. A copy of the further particulars should be passed to referees, and the Selection Committee would like to take this opportunity to thank referees for their help.
You will also be asked at this point to submit a short sample of written work i.e an article or chapter (published or unpublished) of up to 10,000 words.
Referees should be aware that under the 1998 Data Protection Act, the references they provide will be regarded as disclosable to the subject of the reference unless marked “strictly confidential” at the top of the letter itself.
Completed applications including the equal opportunities form, should be sent by email to Mrs Jo White email@example.com to arrive no later than noon on Friday 29 July 2022.
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 given in the application unless specified otherwise by the applicant. Please state clearly in your application if email communication is problematic for you.
Short-listed candidates will be interviewed on Monday 15 August. As part of that process, they will be asked to give a short sample undergraduate teaching presentation. Full instructions will be provided.
Please note that any personal data submitted to Lady Margaret Hall as part of the job application process will be processed in accordance with the GDPR and related UK data protection legislation. For further information, please see the LMH Privacy Notice at: https://www.lmh.ox.ac.uk/privacy-notice