Stipendiary Lecturership in English – closing date: 5 June

St Catherine’s College proposes to appoint a ten-hour Stipendiary Lecturer in English, with effect from 1 October 2023. The Lecturership will be for one year to cover a period of sabbatical leave and a teaching buy-out.

The Lecturer will be expected to teach ten weighted hours a week averaged over the three terms (twenty-four weeks) of the academic teaching year (the College operates a weighting system whereby hours spent teaching groups larger than one person count for more than one hour). The post-holder will be responsible for teaching English Final Honour School papers (second- and third-year courses): Paper 1 (Shakespeare), Paper 3 (Literature in English from 1550 to 1660, excluding the works of Shakespeare) and Paper 4 (Literature in English from 1660 to 1760). These papers will be taught through a combination of classes and tutorials. In addition, as a member of the team of English tutors the post-holder will be expected to play a full role in the running of English in the College, including arranging tuition in English, participating in the admissions process, setting and marking College examinations, supervising undergraduate dissertations where these fall into their area of expertise, and taking a role in the pastoral care of undergraduates. Informal enquiries about the tutorial teaching requirements may be made to the Director of Studies for English, Professor Bart van Es (email:

The annual stipend for three terms is currently £24,802 and is pensionable. The Lecturer will be a member of the Senior Common Room and will be entitled, free of charge, to five lunches and five dinners per week during term-time and during the admissions exercise in December, and two lunches and two dinners per week outside term-time. Teaching/seminar rooms are available for booking within College.

More details can be found in the Further Particulars

Applications should be sent, in a single file, by email to the Personnel Advisor (Email: to arrive not later than noon on Monday 5 June 2023. Applications must include: a completed Application Cover Form (available to download as part of the further particulars); a letter of application including a statement of prior teaching experience; a full curriculum vitae; and the names of two academic referees. A recruitment monitoring form should also be submitted. Candidates should supply each of their referees with a copy of the further particulars and ask them to write directly to the Personnel Advisor, by email if possible, by the same closing date.

Interviews are expected to be held at St Catherine’s on Monday 12 June 2023,

The closing date for applications is noon on 5 June 2023