Supernumerary Teaching Fellow in Law

Oxford, Oxfordshire (GB)
Wednesday, 18 November 2020
End of advertisement period
Friday, 18 December 2020
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

St John's College, Oxford


St. John's College invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for a five-year fixed-term Supernumerary Teaching Fellowship (without membership of Governing Body) in Law, with effect from 1 October 2021.  Applications for this post are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.

The annual salary will be on the University’s Grade 6 for Academic Staff (currently £29,176 - £34,804). The Fellow will have rights to lunches and dinners without charge during those weeks of the year when the kitchen is open, the use of an office, and certain College benefits and allowances including teaching and research expenses (currently up to a maximum of £3,000 per year) and a housing allowance (currently £10,560 per year).  

The person appointed will be expected to teach undergraduates up to a maximum of eight hours each week during term, play a full part in the organization of teaching in St. John's for undergraduates reading for the degrees of Law and Law with Law Studies in Europe, and to undertake research. The Fellow will also be expected to share administrative and pastoral duties and to participate in the undergraduate admissions process, College Open Days and school visits. The College is seeking a candidate with a firm commitment to undergraduate teaching and pastoral care who will be prepared to be a regular presence in and contribute fully to the life of the College.

The election to the Fellowship will be for one year in the first instance, renewable subject to a satisfactory report on the specific duties. No duties are required for the University and the approval of the College must be sought before any are undertaken. A period of sabbatical leave will be made available in the fifth and final year of the appointment, to permit the Fellow to further his or her research. 

The person appointed will have or will have obtained by 1st October 2021 a higher degree in Law (whether doctorate or LLM or equivalent) and will be expected to engage in original research.

This is a fixed-term career development post intended for candidates who are at an early stage of their academic career. The Governing Body of St John's College has endorsed the principle of career development for all fixed-term teaching posts which extend for one year or more. The purpose of this is entirely constructive, and designed to ensure that postholders have access to appropriate support and advice during their period of employment by the College.

The closing date for receipt of applications is noon on Friday 18th December 2020. Further particulars for the post, including information about the application procedure, can be found on the College’s website at Candidates are also asked to complete a Recruitment Monitoring form, if they are willing to do so. This can be submitted via email (  

St John’s College is an equal opportunity employer.