Departmental Lecturer in English Literature and Manuscript Studies 650-1550 – Oxford University

A 3-year fixed-term research and teaching appointment in English literature and manuscript studies (including palaeography, codicology and editing) in the period from 650 to 1550 is available for an outstanding academic at an early stage of their career. This post is positioned at an intermediate stage between immediate post-doctoral work and a tenured academic post. The purpose of the post is to cover the teaching of Professor Daniel Wakelin, who will be on research leave funded in large part by the Leverhulme Trust from 1 October 2022 to 30 September 2025.

The appointee will be expected to provide Master’s and undergraduate teaching on a range of topics in English literature and manuscript studies for the Faculty of English, including delivering all or most of the core course in history of the book, codicology, palaeography, transcription and editing for the MSt in English 650-1550 and MPhil in Medieval Literature. They will also undertake undergraduate and graduate dissertation supervision and examining and may be asked to co-convene the MSt in English 650-1550 or participate in the work of Faculty committees as required.

The successful candidate must have a doctorate in the field of English Literature between 650 and 1550 and must have experience of undergraduate teaching, with the ability to teach a wide range of topics in English literature and manuscript studies from 650 to 1550, including palaeography, codicology and editing. They should possess excellent interpersonal and organisational skills, and should have a research and publication record, appropriate to their career stage, in literature in English in the periods relevant to the post.

It is anticipated that the appointee will take up the post on 1 September 2022.

Enquiries about the post should be addressed to the Jeremy Griffiths Professor of Medieval English Palaeography, Professor Daniel Wakelin.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon BST on Monday 25 April 2022. Interviews are likely to be held on Wednesday 18 or Thursday 19 May 2022. To apply, please visit the website.