Supernumerary Teaching Fellowship in Politics

Oxford, Oxfordshire (GB)
10 Jun 2020
End of advertisement period
10 Jul 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

St. John’s College, Oxford


St. John’s College invites applications for a five-year fixed-term Supernumerary Teaching Fellowship in Politics (without membership of Governing Body). The appointment is available from 1st October 2020. This is a fixed-term career development post intended for candidates who are at an early stage of their academic career.

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 person appointed will teach undergraduates in small groups for up to a maximum of eight hours each week averaged over the three eight-week terms and play a full part in the organization of teaching of St. John’s undergraduates reading for the degrees of PPE (Politics, Philosophy and Economics) and History and Politics. The Fellow will also be expected to share administrative and pastoral duties, participate in the undergraduate admissions process and in College Open Days and school visits. No duties are required for the University, and the approval of the College must be sought before any are undertaken. The fifth and final year of the appointment is a sabbatical year to permit the Fellow to further their research.

The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to the teaching of all Politics papers to first year students preparing for the Preliminary Examinations in PPE and in History & Politics, and to the teaching of at least two second-year courses for students studying both core and optional papers in Politics. Details of the undergraduate syllabus in Politics can be found at They must demonstrate an ability to teach effectively, to contribute to the organisation of the degree and some College administration and that they have the interpersonal skills necessary for the pastoral care of students.

The person appointed will have or will have obtained by 1st October 2020 a doctoral degree in Politics and will be expected to engage in original research. 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 £10,170 per year).

The closing date for receipt of applications is noon on Friday 10th July 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.