Wednesday 11 November 2009
Vol cxl No 7
Applications are invited for the Evans–Pritchard Lecturership during the academic year 2010–11.
The Lecturer will deliver a series of four to six lectures in the course of at most one term, based on field work or other indigenous primary materials concerning Africa, the Middle East, or the Mediterranean, and offering an empirical analysis of social relations. Scholars in the fields of social anthropology, classical studies, archaeology, modern history, and oriental studies are eligible and, other things being equal, the electors will prefer a person at the beginning or middle of their career. It is hoped that the Lectures will be published in book form.
The Lecturer will be accommodated in All Souls College, and will receive a stipend.
Candidates for election should send an outline of their proposed lectures, and a list of publications to the College Secretary (email email@example.com) by 31 January 2010. They should ask two referees to send their references (preferably by email) to the College Secretary, from whom further particulars may be obtained.
The Dawkins Prize was endowed by a generous donation from the family of Professor Richard Dawkins, FRS, the first holder of Oxford University’s Charles Simonyi Professorship of the Public Understanding of Science. The Prize is for outstanding research into the ecology and behaviour of animals whose welfare and survival may be endangered by human activities.
The first Prize-winner (2001) was Dr Iain Douglas-Hamilton, the second Prize-winner (2004) was Professor David Macdonald, and the third Prize-winner (2007) was Dr Roger Payne.
The College now seeks nominations for the fourth Dawkins Prize.
The Prize-winner will receive £2,000 and will be expected to give one public lecture in Oxford. The College also hopes that a Dawkins Prize Scholar will be chosen by the Prize-winner, to enable a student to gain research experience by working with her or him. £2,000 will be available to the Prize-winner for the Scholarship and research expenses. In addition, the travel expenses of the Prize-winner and Scholar will be met, up to a total of £2,000.
Nominations should contain names, addresses, and affiliations of the nominator and nominee, and a brief list of key achievements and publications of the nominee. Nominations should be sent to Dr Sebastian Shimeld, Convenor of the Dawkins Prize Committee, Balliol College, Oxford, OX1 3BJ (email firstname.lastname@example.org), by 4 December 2009.
Merton College proposes to elect to a three-year Junior Research Fellowship in Chinese Archaeology, to commence in October 2010. The successful candidate will be required to work as an independent researcher in any area of Chinese Archaeology.
The successful candidate will be located primarily at Merton College, Oxford, OX1 4JD, and the School of Archaeology, University of Oxford, OX1 2PG. The post is available from 1 October 2010 or as soon as possible thereafter. The period of the Fellowship is three years, and is not renewable.
The stipend will be £20,834 a year (current rates). The Fellow will in addition be entitled to free meals, membership of the Senior Common Room, and other benefits, plus either a pensionable housing allowance of £5,809 a year or free accommodation in College.
Candidates should have an excellent record of education, including for UK students a good Honours degree (either First or 2:1), or for EU/international students a qualification equivalent to a good Honours degree. Candidates should also possess research expertise in Chinese Archaeology as demonstrated by a completed doctoral thesis and/or published or forthcoming books, or articles in refereed journals, as relevant to the candidate’s field. Candidates must also be fluent in spoken and written Chinese.
Full details of the post, its conditions, and the application process are set out in the further particulars which can be downloaded from http://www.merton.ox.ac.uk/vacancies/ or may be obtained from the Sub-Warden’s Secretary, Merton College, Oxford, OX1 4JD (email email@example.com).
The closing date for applications is 18 December 2009.
Merton College is an equal opportunities employer.
St Catherine’s College, jointly with St John’s College, proposes to appoint a ten-hour Stipendiary Lecturer in Spanish for four terms, with effect from 1 March 2010 until 30 September 2011 during Dr Thompson’s year of office as Senior Proctor and subsequent term of sabbatical leave.
The Lecturer will be expected to teach (in tutorials and classes) ten hours a week averaged over the three terms (24 weeks) of the academic year. In addition, he or she will be responsible for arranging and co-ordinating the tuition of approximately 25 undergraduates reading Spanish at St Catherine’s and St John’s, and acting as the Senior Subject Tutor in Spanish in both Colleges, which entails co-ordinating the undergraduate admissions process, participating in the graduate admissions process, co-ordinating the setting and marking of College examinations, and taking responsibility for the pastoral care of undergraduates. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching the unseen translation paper (II) and both literature papers (III and IV) for the Preliminary Examination, and the Golden Age period paper (VII) and Prescribed Author paper (X) for the Final Honour School.
The annual stipend for three terms will be £20,130 and will be pensionable. Superannuation arrangements usually take the form of the Universities Superannuation Scheme, which Lecturers are automatically entered into unless they opt out. The Lecturer will be a member of the St Catherine’s Senior Common Room and will be entitled to twelve meals a week during term time and during the admissions exercise in December, and two lunches and two dinners a week outside Term, free of charge. Teaching/seminar rooms are available for booking within both Colleges.
Further particulars may be obtained from http://www.stcatz.ox.ac.uk/vacancies_and_scholarships_pages/job_vacancies.html, or from the Academic Registrar, St Catherine’s College, Oxford, OX1 3UJ (email firstname.lastname@example.org).
Candidates should send a completed St Catherine’s College Application Cover Form and Recruitment Monitoring Form (available to download as part of the further particulars), letter of application, and curriculum vitae, together with the names of two referees, to the Academic Registrar, St Catherine’s College, Oxford, OX1 3UJ (email email@example.com, fax 01865 271768) to arrive not later than Tuesday, 24 November. In addition, candidates should arrange for their two referees to send a confidential reference directly to the Academic Registrar to arrive not later than Tuesday, 24 November.
The Colleges plan to interview shortlisted candidates on Tuesday, 8 December.
The College and the University are equal opportunities employers.
The Fellows of St Peter’s College intend to elect a new Head, and they invite applications from suitably qualified women and men. The successful candidate will bring a distinguished record of achievement and a clear commitment to the values of academic excellence and inclusion which characterize the College. Energy, personal warmth, and charisma should be combined with financial acumen and an enthusiasm for fundraising. The Head of College is first among equals, and plays the roles of leader, ambassador, and promoter of student welfare. In many respects, he or she personifies the College.
St Peter’s is one of the younger colleges, and has established a distinctive place in the life of the University of Oxford. Academic excellence is combined with a reputation for openness and friendliness of which the members of the College are proud. The College is strikingly international in its composition and academically ambitious. It currently has some 340 undergraduates, 120 graduate students, and 33 Official and Professorial Fellows. Further information about the College can be found on its website at http://www.spc.ox.ac.uk/.
The Fellows of St Peter’s have retained Russell Reynolds Associates to support them in making this appointment. Potential candidates are invited to consult the Russell Reynolds website at http://www.rrapublicsector.com where further particulars and details of how to apply may be found. The closing date for applications is Friday, 4 December 2009.
St Peter’s College is an equal opportunities employer.
St John’s College invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for an Official Fellowship in French with effect from 1 October 2010 or as soon as possible thereafter. The Fellowship will be held in association with a Titular CUF Lecturership in French, to be held in the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages. Information concerning the nature of the titular appointment, and the financial arrangements that apply, is available in the further particulars.
Applications are invited from specialists with a teaching and research interest in any area of the modern period of French Literature (1800 to the present), which may include Film.
The person elected will provide tutorial teaching to undergraduates for eight hours a week during full term, and participate in the organization of teaching in French in the College. He or she will share pastoral duties and participate in the undergraduate admissions process. The appointee will in addition be expected, under the direction of the Modern Languages Faculty, to give not fewer than sixteen lectures or classes in each academic year; to share in University examining as reasonably required; to make an appropriate contribution to the supervision and teaching of graduate students; to undertake a reasonable share of Faculty administrative duties, and to engage in advanced study or research.
The stipend will be on a scale of £42,351 to £56,917 a year. Additional College allowances are available. Further particulars, including information about how to apply, may be obtained from the Academic Administrator, St John’s College, Oxford, OX1 3JD (email firstname.lastname@example.org), or they may be viewed on the College website at http://www.sjc.ox.ac.uk/. The closing date for applications is 14 December 2009.
St John’s College and the University of Oxford are equal opportunities employers.
St John’s College invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for an Official Fellowship in History with effect from 1 October 2010 or as soon as possible thereafter. The Fellowship will be held in association with a CUF Lecturership in History, to be held in the Faculty of History. Applications are welcome from candidates with interests in Late Medieval Continental European History.
The person elected will provide tutorial teaching to undergraduates for eight hours a week during full term, and participate in the organization of teaching in History in the College. He or she will share pastoral duties and participate in the undergraduate admissions process. The appointee will in addition be expected, under the direction of the History Faculty, to give not fewer than sixteen lectures or classes in each academic year; to share in University examining as reasonably required; to make an appropriate contribution to the supervision and teaching of graduate students; to undertake a reasonable share of Faculty administrative duties, and to engage in advanced study or research.
The combined College and University stipend will be on a scale of £42,351 to £56,917 a year. Additional College allowances are available. Further particulars, including information about how to apply, may be obtained from the Academic Administrator, St John’s College, Oxford, OX1 3JD (email email@example.com), or they may be viewed on the College website at http://www.sjc.ox.ac.uk/. The closing date for applications is 14 December 2009.
St John’s College and the University of Oxford are equal opportunities employers.