J. R. R. Tolkien Professorship of English Literature and Language – Oxford University

The Faculty of English at the University of Oxford intends to appoint to the J.R.R. Tolkien Professorship of English Literature and Language with effect from 1 October 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. The Tolkien Professorship is a fully endowed chair.

Applications are sought from scholars of English and related literatures whose research falls within the period 1066-1550. You should be a scholar of the highest international reputation with an outstanding record of research and publication, and have the academic stature and intellectual drive to inspire, support and promote the study of English and related literatures (1066-1550) in Oxford at all levels and in the wider academic community and beyond for the next generation.

Enquiries about the post should be addressed to the Jeremy Griffiths Professor of Medieval English Palaeography, Professor Daniel Wakelin. All enquiries will be treated in the strictest confidence; they will not form part of the selection decision.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon GMT on Monday 25 April 2022. Interviews are likely to be held in late May or early June.

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

To apply, please visit the website.