Official (Tutorial) Fellowship in English at The Queen’s College and Associate Professorship or Professorship of Literature in English

The Queen’s College and the Faculty of English are seeking to recruit an Official (Tutorial) Fellow in English and Associate Professor or Professor of Literature in English to start on 1st September 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter. Applications are invited from well-qualified candidates with research expertise in the field of literature in English in the period from 1450-1550. This may include specialisms in areas such as medieval and early Tudor drama, early Scottish literature, women’s writing, or Henrician court literature. We also encourage applicants with comparative and global interests. The Faculty and College are strongly committed to encouraging diverse and inclusive approaches to literary study.

This is a joint appointment: the person appointed to the Associate Professorship or Professorship will be appointed to a Tutorial Fellowship in English at The Queen’s College. The combined University and College salary will be on a scale from £52,815 – £70,918 per annum (as of August 2023). Additional allowances are provided by The Queen’s College, details of which can be found below.

The Queen’s College will elect the successful candidate to an Official Fellowship in English, in association with the University Associate Professorship or Professorship in the Faculty of English, from 1st September 2024, or as soon as possible thereafter. As a Tutorial Fellow of The Queen’s College the postholder will have joint primary responsibility for the provision of English teaching to students at Queen’s, will share in the admission and pastoral care of students studying for degrees involving English. The postholder will be expected to provide tutorials (depending on student choice) for Paper 1 (Shakespeare), Paper 2 (Literature in English, 1350-1550), Paper 3 (Literature in English 1550-1660) for the Final Honour School (FHS) in English Language and Literature, and either Paper 2 (Early Medieval Literature, c. 650-1350) for the Preliminary School in English Language and Literature or Paper 4 (Literature in English, 1660-1760) for FHS. Within their eight weighted contact hours, they will be expected to supervise undergraduate dissertations that fall in their area of teaching expertise. As a member of the College’s Governing Body (a Charity Trustee), they will contribute to the governance of the College and be expected to play a part in its administration.

The successful candidate will have the potential to enhance the high reputation of the Faculty of English in research; will have a proven record of internationally recognised scholarship and research appropriate to their career stage; and will provide a high standard of research-led teaching, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including the supervision of research students. The postholder might be expected to convene the genre-based comparative literature paper for FHS Course II (the medieval and language-focused stream of the undergraduate English degree), and to contribute to teaching on the MSt in English Literature (650-1550) and the MPhil in English Studies (Medieval Period). The postholder will give lectures or classes (including graduate classes) within the expectations of overall workload in each academic year (usually the equivalent of one graduate or advanced undergraduate special option and one lecture series), supervise medieval MSt and DPhil dissertations and theses, participate in examining, and play a full and active role in Faculty administration.

For details of the undergraduate and graduate papers in English, see the course handbooks available at:

The University of Oxford is a member of the Athena SWAN Charter for the advancement of gender equality: representation, progression and success for all. The Queen’s College and the Faculty of English are committed to fostering equality, diversity and inclusiveness, and we particularly encourage applications from women, disabled people and people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, as these groups are currently under-represented in the University’s academic staff. We welcome applications from candidates at all career stages, provided they hold a doctoral degree.

If you would like to discuss this post and find out more about joining the academic community at Oxford, please contact (for the Queen’s part of the post) the Senior Tutor, Professor Seth Whidden (, or (for the Faculty part of the post) Professor Marion Turner ( Candidates wishing to know more about equality and diversity in Oxford would be very welcome to contact Please direct any technical queries about the online application form to All enquiries will be treated in strict confidence; they will not form part of the selection decision.

Applicants are invited to apply using the online application form and are asked to provide:

1. A covering letter explaining how you believe you meet the specifications of the post;

2. A full curriculum vitae, including a list of publications;

3. The names and email addresses of three academic referees.

All applications must be received no later than midday (12 noon) on Friday 1st December.

Please download the Further Particulars for more details.

Full details are available on The Queen's College website