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M G Brock Junior Research Fellowship in History


Corpus Christi College proposes to elect a stipendiary Brock Junior Research Fellow in Modern British and/or British World History since 1800, tenable for three years with effect from October 2018. The appointee will engage in internationally recognized research at the postdoctoral level. S/he will also play an active role in the teaching and administration of history in the College. Among other duties, the appointee will:

  • deliver in his/her first year a Michael Brock lecture to an audience that will include donors, old members, academics and students;
  • teach for up to 4 hours per week in term (covering the outline papers on 19th and 20th century British history, as well as assisting in the teaching of overview papers on historiography and methodology);
  • serve as undergraduate admissions liaison tutor;
  • assist in the overall administration of the College’s history school; and
  • take on administrative, tutorial and pastoral responsibility for a visiting student from the University of Missouri.

In making this appointment, the College’s decision will be based primarily on the quality of each candidate’s research and on his/her potential for an academic career.

The salary will be £30,688 per annum plus piece rates for teaching over 4 hours per week. The Fellow will also be entitled to full lunching and dining rights and will receive a research allowance (£2,324) and a hospitality allowance (£425). These are the current figures.

Applicants will normally be expected to have submitted for a higher research degree before taking up the post.

The appointee will be based at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, OX1 4JF.

Applications should be submitted, by email to and should include a completed application form,  a letter of application, explaining how you meet the selection criteria below, a CV, a list of publications, a 1,000-word description of present and future research interests and a completed Equal Opportunities Form. Applications should be received by 15 March 2018. Referees should be asked to write directly, by email, to, their references to be received by not later than 15 March 2018. Those shortlisted will be asked to submit an example of work (of no more than 20,000 words to comprise published or forthcoming articles or chapters from his/her doctoral dissertation) before interview. Interviews will be held in Oxford on 19 April 2018.

The College is an equal opportunities employer.


This post is intended to provide a promising young scholar with a congenial environment for the development of his/her research beyond the doctoral level. Within that broad aim, the committee will make its decision by seeking evidence of the following attributes of candidates: 

  • Distinguished and imaginative research at doctoral level, and plans for future research of a similar or greater quality.
  • Potential for the effective teaching of students of high ability in a tutorial system.
  • The capacity to offer tutorial teaching for Corpus undergraduate historians taking papers in Modern British History.
  • The capacity to teach students in the Joint School of History and Politics.
  • A willingness to assist the tutors in the administration of the History school at Corpus, as detailed above.
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