Academic Posts

Tutorial Fellowship and Associate Professorship (or Professorship) in Medieval Eurasian History

Trinity College and the Faculty of History wish jointly to appoint to a Tutorial Fellowship and Associate Professorship in Medieval Eurasia c.300-c.1300, commencing in October 2019. The combined University and College salary will be on a scale from £47,263 to £63,463 p.a. Additional allowances provided by the College include a (taxable) housing allowance, if the successful candidate chooses not to live in College accommodation, of £14,250 p.a.

Applications are invited from candidates who have an excellent record of research and teaching expertise in Medieval Eurasia c.300-c.1300, namely East Asia including China, Central Asia and the steppe, India, the Indian Ocean, the Islamic World, but not the Western European and Byzantine worlds. All other things being equal, a preference may be given to a candidate whose research contributes to one or more of the following fields: gender history; women’s history; cultural history; religious history; inter-cultural connectivities; environmental history, as well as social, political, and economic history. The appointee will be expected to research at the highest level; to teach undergraduates for the College and Faculty, and to supervise graduates for the Faculty; and to undertake relevant administrative duties for both the College and the Faculty.

The Associate Professor will be a member of the University and the College communities, and will be part of a lively and intellectually stimulating research community which performs to the highest international levels in research and publications, with access to Oxford’s excellent research facilities. Candidates must have received their doctorate by the closing date for applications. While early-career candidates are welcome to apply, this is not intended as an early-career appointment. The person appointed will be expected to play a full and active role in College and Faculty teaching, research and administration from appointment.

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Closing date: 12 noon (UK time) on Monday 14th January 2019.

Interviews will be held in Oxford on 7th and 8th March 2019.

Trinity College is committed to Equal Opportunities and values diversity. You will assist us in the monitoring of this policy if you complete and return the Equal Opportunity Questionnaire.

Departmental Lecturer in the History of Philosophy

The Faculty of Philosophy intends to appoint a Departmental Lecturer in the History of Philosophy to cover the teaching and other duties of a permanent postholder during a period of externally-funded research leave. The post is fixed-term for 21 months, beginning 1 January 2019. The post will be associated with Trinity College.

The person appointed will be expected to be able to deliver lectures in Kant’s Theoretical Philosophy to second- and third-year undergraduates, and to be able to provide graduate teaching (classes or supervision) in Kant’s Theoretical Philosophy, particularly to students on the BPhil course. This will include designing and delivering up to 16 lectures or classes in each academic year to undergraduates or to graduates, and undertaking an average of 8 weighted hours (i.e. circa 6 contact hours) per week during term-time of undergraduate teaching for Trinity College and other colleges, including teaching in at least two of the following first-year papers Introduction to Logic, General Philosophy, Moral Philosophy (Mill); and at least two of the following second and third-year papers: Early Modern Philosophy, Ethics, Knowledge and Reality. In addition, the appointed person will conduct research or study in the History of Philosophy, and will act as an examiner or assessor for undergraduate and graduate courses involving Philosophy.

The successful candidate should normally have received the degree of PhD or DPhil by 1 January 2019, or at least have submitted a completed doctoral dissertation for examination by that date, but candidates who do not meet this requirement may be considered, if they have attained a comparable level through their publications.

Candidates must provide evidence of the ability to provide excellent teaching in the area of Kant`s Theoretical Philosophy in the form of one-to-one (or small group) teaching, lecturing and class teaching, and graduate supervision, and the ability to provide excellent small group (tutorial) teaching in the subjects listed as essential above. The ability to provide teaching in one or more of the additional areas of philosophy on the undergraduate syllabus may be an advantage. (See here for a list of undergraduate courses.)

For further particulars and the online application form, please click here.
The closing date for applications is 12 noon (UK time) on 19 November 2018.

Trinity College is committed to Equal Opportunities and values diversity. You will assist us in the monitoring of this policy if you complete and return the Equal Opportunity Questionnaire.

Non-Academic Posts

Library Assistant

Trinity College seeks to fill from 1 February 2019 the new, full-time position of Library Assistant.

This post will involve a range of duties, mainly in the areas of reader services, looking after collections and keeping them in good order, responsibilities for health and safety, and some work in the College’s specialist collections (The Old Library and Danson Library). The person appointed will also provide cover for the Librarian when she is on leave.

It is a varied, busy role, requiring a high level of attention to accuracy and detail, very good written and spoken English, and very good inter-personal skills. We are looking for a self-motivated, positive, well-organised person, who will enjoy working in a library used mainly by students. Applicants must have experience of working in a library environment. They should be educated to at least A-level (or equivalent). Some experience of studying or working in Oxford University libraries may be an advantage.

Salary and benefits
• Salary (related to grade 4 of University scale): £22,214.
• Free lunch is provided for staff Monday-Friday (except during periods of kitchen closure)
• Optional membership of staff pension scheme

Application and interview procedure
Please send an electronic copy of each of the following to the Graduate and Academic Administrator ( by 12 noon (UK time) Wednesday, 21 November 2018.

• a short covering letter explaining why you are applying for this post
• a curriculum vitae, including education and professional experience
• the names and contact details, including email addresses, of two referees (at least one of whom should be a recent line-manager or employer). References will not be taken up before shortlisting, and then only with applicants’ permission.

Interviews will be held on Thursday, 29 November 2018, in Trinity College.

Further particulars are available below.

Further Particulars

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