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No 6176

Wednesday 27 January 2010

Vol cxl No 17

pp. 497–524

Oxford Notices

University of Oxford


The University is seeking to appoint a full-time Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Development and External Affairs) to provide leadership across the collegiate University and externally on the range of issues relating to development and external affairs. The appointment will commence on 1 October 2010 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Please see the further particulars at for more details about the post and for full instructions before making an application. Applications, including a covering letter and full curriculum vitae, and naming three referees, should be received no later than Monday, 1 March 2010, by Dr Gwen Booth, Personnel Officer, Senior Appointments, at If you have a query about how to apply, please contact Mrs Elaine Eastgate at, or telephone 01865 280189.

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Mansfield College


The College Governing Body proposes to elect a Visiting Fellow for all or part of the academic year 2010–11. The purpose of the Fellowship, which is non-stipendiary, is to provide a congenial base for visiting scholars, either from abroad or from the UK, to conduct research in Oxford, to have access to Oxford libraries, and to use the College as a means of establishing contact with other scholars in the College and the University. The College occupies a central position within easy walking distance of all University libraries and Departments. Applications from scholars whose interests lie within the range of subjects represented in the Senior Common Room will be particularly welcome.

Visiting Fellows will be full members of the Senior Common Room. The Fellowship covers the Common Room subscription and entitlement to free lunches and dinners. The College is unable to provide study space or residential accommodation.

Application forms are available on the College website:, or may be obtained from the Academic Administrator, Mansfield College, Oxford, OX1 3TF (tel. 01865 270982, email Five copies of the application form and curriculum vitae should be returned by Friday, 12 March 2010.


Mansfield College proposes to elect three non-stipendiary Junior Research Fellows from 1 October 2010 until 30 September 2012. Applicants should be engaged in postdoctoral research in Oxford. Junior Research Fellows are entitled to Common Table and full membership of the Senior Common Room. The College is unable to provide study space or residential accommodation.

The Fellowships are non-stipendiary. Candidates are asked to demonstrate their financial independence with evidence of their means of support. Where funds are applied for but not confirmed, any offer will be conditional on proof of funding being provided before the start of the Fellowship.

Application forms are available from the Academic Administrator, Mansfield College, Oxford, OX1 3TF (tel. 01865 270982, fax 01865 282910, email, to whom five copies each of their curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a statement of proposed research, and the names of three referees should be sent. The closing date for applications is Friday, 12 March, and interviews are expected to take place in the week beginning 12 April 2010. It is the responsibility of the applicants to ask their referees to send references direct to the Academic Administrator to arrive not later than Friday, 12 March 2010.

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Nuffield College


Nuffield College, Oxford, in partnership with the John Fell Fund and the Department of Sociology, intends to appoint a John Fell Fund Research Fellow in Experimental Social Sciences, with effect from 1 September 2010.

Applications are invited from graduates of any country wishing to undertake experimental research in any area of sociology. Applicants who wish to undertake interdisciplinary research which includes sociology will also be considered.

The John Fell Fund Research Fellow will be based in the interdisciplinary Centre for Experimental Social Sciences (CESS) and the Department of Sociology. CESS was established by Nuffield College to promote and facilitate experimental research by social scientists in Oxford. The Research Fellow’s main responsibility is to engage in independent scholarly research and to contribute to the development of experimental social science in the College and the Department of Sociology. He or she will be expected to contribute a small amount of teaching in CESS and the Department, in the graduate programmes of the social sciences at Oxford. This is a joint Fellowship with the Department of Sociology and CESS and hence the Fellow will be expected to divide her or his time between the two units.

The salary will be £26,000 a year. A research support allowance of £1,000 a year is provided with the post, and the Research Fellow will be expected to secure external funding to support more ambitious research activities. The Research Fellow will be entitled to free lunch and dinner in College.

Scholars from any country may apply for the Fellowship. To be eligible, candidates should by 1 September 2010 have completed, or be close to completing a Doctorate, or should be at a comparable point in a research career. Candidates must not have spent more than a total of eight years in postgraduate study, teaching, or research in the social sciences by the date of taking up the Fellowship, and should not have previously held a research fellowship similar to that advertised. The appointment will be for a fixed term of three years.

Further particulars and an application form can be obtained from the College website:, or from the Administrative Officer, Nuffield College, Oxford, OX1 1NF (email The deadline for applications is Wednesday, 24 February 2010.

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The Queen’s College


The Queen’s College wishes to appoint a Conference and Functions Officer. This is a senior position, entailing responsibility for the College’s conference business and its internal functions, including management of its conference office. The appointment arises at a time when the College is planning a significant expansion of its conference business; the person appointed will be expected to oversee this expansion whilst ensuring that the College’s needs do not conflict with those of its external customers.

The appointment is full-time and permanent (upon the successful completion of a probationary period), and the salary will be around £40,000 a year, the level to be determined according to experience. Meals on duty are available free of charge and there is a pension scheme.

For further details please visit The deadline for applications is 1 p.m. on Friday, 12 February; applications should be addressed to the Director of Development, Queen’s College, Oxford, OX1 4AW (email

For an informal discussion about the post please contact the Home Bursar by email:

St John’s College


St John’s College intends to appoint a Stipendiary Lecturer in Archaeology and Anthropology for the period 1 October 2010 to 30 September 2011. The person appointed will teach undergraduate students reading for the Honour School of Archaeology and Anthropology up to a maximum of five hours each week during term. An ability to teach general courses in either Archaeology or Anthropology for both Honour Moderations (first year examinations) and the Final Honour School is required. Details of the syllabus for the Final Honour School papers can be found on the School of Archaeology’s website at Details of the syllabus for first-year examinations (Honour Moderations) can be found at

The Lecturer will also be expected to assume responsibility for administrative and pastoral duties for undergraduate students of Archaeology and Anthropology at St John’s College. Candidates should have, or expect to have obtained by 1 October 2010, a higher degree in Archaeology or Anthropology.

The salary will be £16,989 for the period of the appointment (subject to revision in line with any general salary increases), with some dining rights. A teaching room will be provided. The College will reimburse limited research expenses.

There are no further particulars and no application form. Applications (original and four copies) in the form of a letter, curriculum vitae, and teaching evaluations if available should be addressed to the Academic Administrator, St John’s College, Oxford, OX1 3JP. Applicants should ask two referees to write directly to the Academic Administrator. Applications and references should reach the College by no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, 22 February 2010. Please note that emailed applications will not be accepted, nor will applications received after the closing date. References can be accepted via email to

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Wadham College


Wadham College welcomes applications for the post of Chaplain from a start date of 1 September 2010 or from an earlier, mutually agreed date if possible. This is a half-time post, remunerated on the Oxford diocesan salary scale.

The College seeks applications from a person in Anglican Orders who will nurture the College community, provide pastoral and spiritual support, lead services of high quality liturgically and musically, maintain a dignified yet informal atmosphere in Chapel, and who will enjoy and promote the open and progressive ethos of Wadham.

Further particulars are available from Ms Carol Young, PA to the Warden ( The closing date for applications is 26 February 2010. Interviews will be held on 16 March 2010.

Wolfson College


Wolfson College, a postgraduate College in the University of Oxford, proposes to make one election to a Stipendiary Junior Research Fellowship in each of the following two subjects:

SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES, broadly defined as research into the character and role of law, legal ideas, and legal institutions, in regional, national, and international societies. Applicants should be specialized in any of the disciplines associated with Socio-Legal Studies, including but not limited to Law, Political Science, Sociology, Economics, and Anthropology. The Fellowship will be for three years, to commence on 1 October 2010. The person elected will be required to carry out research in Oxford in the above field.

WORLD HISTORY, broadly defined as research into cultural and transcultural responses to historical developments (from 18th century to the present) in fields such as communication and transportation technologies, or human adaptation to environmental or climate change. The applicant should be working in cross-disciplinary fields within World History, and might have a Doctorate in History, Geography, Cultural Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, Economics, Future Studies, or other related discipline. Research into, for example, technological or environmental changes should be from a historical, humanities-based point of view, but the approach should be interdisciplinary.

Applications are invited from men and women. Candidates should have relevant postgraduate experience by commencement of the Fellowship, and preference will be given to those holding a Doctorate and who have not already held a stipendiary Junior Research Fellowship. Applications should include:

• a completed application form and a full curriculum vitae (including a full list of publications),

• a description in detail of the proposed research and the candidate’s qualifications for undertaking it,

• specimens of the candidate’s written work up to a total length of 10,000 words,

• the names of three referees (see below).

Any additional information relevant to the application should be included in the covering letter.

Candidates should themselves write directly to their referees asking them without further request to send a confidential reference to the President’s PA by the closing date of Friday, 12 March 2010. References may be faxed, emailed, or posted direct to the President’s PA, Wolfson College, Oxford, OX2 6UD (fax 01865 274136, email

The annual stipend will be £15,220 plus any general percentage increase in academic salaries that may come into effect. Basic single accommodation in College for the duration of the Fellowship will be offered without charge; if upgraded, double, or family accommodation is required, a charge will be made equal to the difference in rents. If the Fellow elects not to live in College accommodation, a housing allowance will be paid equivalent to the current rent of a basic single room in College. These Fellowships carry Common Table rights (currently up to £36.00 a week for own meals in Hall). The Fellow will be permitted to undertake up to six hours’ teaching a week. The Fellowship will not normally be tenable with another stipendiary position: if, exceptionally, the Fellowship is awarded to a person holding such a position, some adjustment in the stipend may be made. The Fellow will normally be required to reside within twelve miles of the centre of Oxford. Any election made will be subject to the granting of a Work Permit, if applicable.

Application forms are available from the College Lodge; the President’s PA, Wolfson College, Oxford, OX2 6UD; or the College website:

Completed applications should be sent by hard copy. They should not be emailed without prior consultation with the President’s PA. The closing date is 4 p.m. on Friday, 12 March 2010. Interviews will be held on Thursday, 6 May 2010. The College is unable to offer financial assistance towards travelling expenses.

Worcester College


Applications are invited for a fixed-term Lectureship in Old and Middle English Language and Literature at Worcester College, tenable for two years from 1 October 2010. The Lecturer will be required to teach Old and Middle English for up to six hours a week during term for the College. The Lecturer will also be expected to assist with the administration of English studies at Worcester College, including participation in the admissions process and undertaking the pastoral care of students.

The successful candidate will have a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and be close to completing, or have completed, a doctoral degree in medieval English literature.

Stipend will be in the range of £12,076 to £13,592 a year, according to qualifications and experience. The Lecturer will be entitled to the use of a teaching room in Worcester College, and to Senior Common Room membership, with free lunches and dinners.

Further particulars and information about how to apply may be obtained from the Notices section of the Worcester College website ( or from the Academic Registrar, Worcester College, Oxford, OX1 2HB (email, tel. 01865 278342). The closing date for applications, including receipt of references, is Friday, 19 February 2010. Informal enquiries may be made to the Academic Registrar.

Worcester College is an equal opportunities employer.