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4pm - 01.05.2024
12pm - 31.05.2024
Mark Sinfield -

Exeter College proposes, if there is a suitable candidate, to appoint a Stipendiary Lecturer in Old/ Middle English. This is a fixed-term role, tenable from 1 October 2024 until 30 September 2026.

The Lecturer will be required to undertake 192 ‘weighted’ hours per annum of tutorial or class teaching of undergraduates for the College (or, by exchange, undergraduates of other Colleges). In addition, they will act as Director of Studies for Old & Middle English (plus Course II papers) at Exeter College, and they will be required to set and mark College examinations, to participate as required in the undergraduate Admissions process and Access/ Outreach activities, and to participate fully in the running of English within the College.

The Lecturer must be able to teach all of the following papers:

  • Prelims: Early medieval literature, 650–1350
  • FHS Course I: Literature in English, 1350–1550
  • FHS Course II: Literature in English, 650–1100
  • FHS Course II: Medieval English and related literatures 1066–1550
  • FHS Course II: Literature in English, 1350–1550

In addition, it would be useful if the Lecturer is able to teach one or more of the following papers:

  • Prelims: Introduction to English language and literature
  • FHS Course II: The Material Text
  • Any other FHS papers (including Special Options and Dissertation supervision)


The salary will be within a range £20,325 – £22,644 per annum. In addition, a range of other generous benefits are available.

For more information, including details of how to apply, download a copy of the Further Particulars.

Recruitment Monitoring Form

The closing date for applications is 12pm noon (BST) on Friday 31 May 2024.

We anticipate that interviews will take place in Oxford on Thursday 20 June 2024.

Exeter College is an equal opportunities employer and values diversity.